Avalon (RTA Rapid Transit station)
|light rail station|
Avalon Station from the westbound platform
|Location||17400 Van Aken Boulevard
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120
|Owned by||Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Parking||62 short term, 10 long term|
|Opened||April 11, 1920|
|Rebuilt||October 30, 1981|
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 and two small shelters on the eastbound platform. Diagonal parking is provided on both sides of Van Aken Boulevard adjacent to the westbound platform and off westbound Van Aken adjacent to the eastbound platform.
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.
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.