Lee (RTA Blue Line Rapid Transit station)
RTA light rail station
|Address||3402 Lee Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120
|Connections|| 37 (East 185-Taylor)
|Structure type||Below grade|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Parking||No adjacent parking|
|Opened||April 11, 1920|
|Rebuilt||October 30, 1981|
|Owned by||Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority|
The station has the same name as Lee station on the Green Line. The Green Line station is located 1.0 mile (1.6 km) north on Shaker Boulevard.
Notable places nearby
- Shaker Town Centre (shopping center)
- Shaker Heights Public Library
- Shaker Heights City Hall
- Warrensville West Cemetery
The station opened on April 11, 1920 with the initiation of rail service by the Cleveland Interurban Railroad on what is now Van Aken Boulevard from Lynnfield Road to Shaker Square and then to East 34th Street and via surface streets to downtown. The underpass at Lee Road was dictated by an existing creekbed at the site. It is the only grade separation on the Van Aken line.
In 1980 and 1981, the Green and Blue Lines were completely renovated with new track, ballast, poles and wiring, and new stations were built along the line. The renovated line along Van Aken Boulevard opened on October 30, 1981.
In March 2008, architects were selected to design a new station to replace the existing structure. The new station, which will be ADA-compliant, will include elevators, a larger pedestrian/bus interface point and enhanced safety and security systems. The new station is expected to cost $3.5 million and was to be completed in late 2010.
- Toman, James (1990). The Shaker Heights Rapid Transit. Glendale, Calif.: Interurban Press. p. 22. ISBN 0-916374-95-5.
- Toman (1990). p. 20.
- Toman (1990). p. 111.
- "AAbout RTA: Major Projects - Lee-Van Aken Rapid Station". RTA Website. Retrieved 2008-07-08.