Lee (RTA Green Line Rapid Transit station)
RTA light rail station
|Address||16400 Shaker Boulevard
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120
|Connections|| 37 (East 185th–Taylor)
|Structure type||At grade|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||December 17, 1913|
|Rebuilt||October 11, 1980|
|Owned by||Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority|
The station has the same name as Lee station on the Blue Line. The Blue Line station is located 1.0 mile (1.6 km) south on Van Aken Boulevard.
The station comprises two side platforms, the westbound platform west of the intersection, and the eastbound platform east of the intersection, with small shelters on each of the platforms. The platforms are located on the opposite side of the intersection than most other Green Line platforms on Shaker Boulevard because there are left turn lanes on Shaker Boulevard. Thus, trains must go through the intersection before picking up or discharging passengers, rather than loading before going through the intersection.
Notable places nearby
- Shaker Historical Society Museum
- Beaumont School
The station opened on December 17, 1913 with the initiation of rail service on what is now Shaker Boulevard from Coventry Road to Fontenay Road. The line was built by Cleveland Interurban Railroad and initially operated by the Cleveland Railway.
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 Shaker Boulevard opened on October 11, 1980.