Farnsleigh (RTA Rapid Transit station)

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Farnsleigh
GCRTA wordmark logo.svg  Blue Line  light rail station
Farnsleigh Rapid Station October 2015.JPG
Farnsleigh Station from the westbound platform
Location 20100 Van Aken Boulevard
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
Coordinates 41°28′0″N 81°32′23″W / 41.46667°N 81.53972°W / 41.46667; -81.53972Coordinates: 41°28′0″N 81°32′23″W / 41.46667°N 81.53972°W / 41.46667; -81.53972
Owned by Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections GCRTA wordmark logo.svg Bus transport 14 (Kinsman)
Construction
Structure type At grade
Parking 130 short term, 10 long term[1]
History
Opened July 30, 1930
Rebuilt October 30, 1981
Services
Preceding station   GCRTA wordmark logo.svg Rapid Transit   Following station
toward Tower City
Blue
Line
Terminus
Former Services
1930-1978
Services
  Former services  
Preceding station   GCRTA wordmark logo.svg Rapid Transit   Following station
Van Aken
Line
1975-1978
Terminus
Shaker Heights Rapid Transit
Van Aken
Line
1944-1975
Terminus
Cleveland Interurban Railroad
Moreland
Division
1930-1944
Terminus

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

The station comprises two side platforms west of the intersection. There is parking along the median on both sides of Van Aken Boulevard adjacent to the station. There is also a large parking lot on the north side of Shaker Boulevard.

History[edit]

The station opened when the Van Aken line was extended east from Lynnfield Road. The extension used rail removed from Coventry Road between Shaker Boulevard and Fairmount Boulevard used to connect the Shaker line to the Cleveland streetcar system before 1920.[2] The extension opened on July 30, 1930 at the same time that trains began using Cleveland Union Terminal.[3]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2007 Park-and-Ride Inventory/Survey, NOACA 2007 Transit Network Guide, August 2008, p. 30.
  2. ^ Toman, James (1990). The Shaker Heights Rapid Transit. Glendale, Calif.: Interurban Press. p. 45. ISBN 0-916374-95-5. 
  3. ^ Toman (1990). p. 48.
  4. ^ Toman (1990). p. 111.

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