Attleboro station (GCRTA)

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Attleboro
GCRTA wordmark logo.svg light rail station
Attleboro RTA.jpg
Attleboro station from the westbound platform
Location17400 Shaker Boulevard,
Shaker Heights, Ohio
Coordinates41°28′44″N 81°33′30″W / 41.47889°N 81.55833°W / 41.47889; -81.55833Coordinates: 41°28′44″N 81°33′30″W / 41.47889°N 81.55833°W / 41.47889; -81.55833
Owned byGreater Cleveland RTA
Line(s)Shaker Boulevard
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeAt grade
Other information
WebsiteAttleboro Rapid Station
History
OpenedDecember 17, 1913
RebuiltOctober 11, 1980
Original companyCleveland Railway
Services
Preceding station GCRTA wordmark logo.svg Rapid Transit Following station
Lee–Shaker
toward Tower City
Green Line Eaton
toward Green Road

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

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 three blocks east of here.[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]

Station layout[edit]

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.

Side platform
Westbound      Green Line toward Tower City (Lee–Shaker)
Eastbound      Green Line toward Green Road (Eaton)
Side platform

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.

External links[edit]

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