Lynnfield (RTA Rapid Transit station)

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Lynnfield
RTA light rail station
Lynnfield Cleveland RTA station.jpg
Station statistics
Address 18801 Van Aken Boulevard
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
Coordinates 41°28′0″N 81°32′46″W / 41.46667°N 81.54611°W / 41.46667; -81.54611Coordinates: 41°28′0″N 81°32′46″W / 41.46667°N 81.54611°W / 41.46667; -81.54611
Line(s)
Structure type At grade
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking 157 spaces[1]
Other information
Opened April 11, 1920
Rebuilt October 30, 1981
Owned by Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
Services
Preceding station   RTA Rapid Transit   Following station
Blue Line
toward Warrensville

Lynnfield is a station stop on the RTA Blue Line in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. It is located at the intersection of Lynnfield Road, Parkland Drive, Norwood Road and Van Aken Boulevard in Shaker Heights.

The station comprises two side platforms east of the intersection, with a large station building an attached sheltered waiting area on the westbound platform. There are parking spaces along the median of Van Aken Boulevard on both sides just east of the platforms.

History[edit]

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 here to Shaker Square and then to East 34th Street and via surface streets to downtown.[2] At the time, Lynnfield was the end of the line. In 1923 the station building was built at a cost of $17,926 to provide a waiting room for passengers. It also housed tobacco and newspaper stands. The newspapers were delivered to the station by rapid transit.[3] The building included outside shelters on both sides.

After the line was extended to Warrensville Center Road in 1930, Lynnfield no longer functioned as the end of the line and the station building was not needed. The building was leased to a series of tenants.

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.[4] The improvements at Lynnfield included renovating the original station building, providing benches in the waiting shelter, and enclosing the waiting shelter in glass.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2007 Park-and-Ride Inventory/Survey, NOACA 2006 Transit Network Guide, June 2007, p. 29.
  2. ^ Toman, James (1990). The Shaker Heights Rapid Transit. Glendale, Calif.: Interurban Press. p. 22. ISBN 0-916374-95-5. 
  3. ^ Toman (1990). p. 41.
  4. ^ Toman (1990). p. 111.

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