Southington (RTA Green Line Rapid Transit station)

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Southington
Station statistics
Address 14900 Shaker Boulevard
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120
Coordinates 41°28′57″N 81°34′39″W / 41.48250°N 81.57750°W / 41.48250; -81.57750Coordinates: 41°28′57″N 81°34′39″W / 41.48250°N 81.57750°W / 41.48250; -81.57750
Line(s) RTA Rapid Transit
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened December 17, 1913
Rebuilt October 11, 1980
Owned by Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
Services
Preceding station   RTA Rapid Transit   Following station
Green Line
toward Green Road

Southington is a station stop on the RTA Green Line in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. It is located at the intersection of Southington Road and Shaker Boulevard (Ohio State Route 87) in Shaker Heights.

The station has the same name as Southington station on the Blue Line. The Blue Line station is located 0.6 miles south-southwest on Van Aken Boulevard.

The station comprises two side platforms, the westbound platform east of the intersection, and the eastbound platform west of the intersection, with a small shelter on the westbound platform.

Nearby destinations[edit]

  • Boulevard Elementary School

History[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Toman, James (1990). The Shaker Heights Rapid Transit. Glendale, Cal.: Interurban Press. p. 12. ISBN 0-916374-95-5. 
  2. ^ Toman (1990). p. 111.

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