South Woodland (RTA Rapid Transit station)

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South Woodland
GCRTA wordmark logo.svg  Blue Line  light rail station
South Woodland Rapid Station October 2015.JPG
South Woodland Station from the westbound platform
Location 2900 Van Aken Boulevard
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120
Coordinates 41°28′45″N 81°35′5″W / 41.47917°N 81.58472°W / 41.47917; -81.58472Coordinates: 41°28′45″N 81°35′5″W / 41.47917°N 81.58472°W / 41.47917; -81.58472
Owned by Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Structure type At grade
Parking 43 short term, 5 long term[1]
Opened April 11, 1920
Rebuilt October 30, 1981
Preceding station   GCRTA wordmark logo.svg Rapid Transit   Following station
toward South Harbor

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

The station comprises two side platforms, the westbound platform southeast of the intersection, and the eastbound platform northwest of the intersection, with a small shelter on the westbound platform. Diagonal parking is provided on both sides of Van Aken Boulevard adjacent to the eastbound platform and on the westbound side of Van Aken adjacent to the westbound 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.[2]

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.[3]


  1. ^ "South Woodland Rapid Station". Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority. October 15, 2015. Retrieved 2015-10-15. 
  2. ^ Toman, James (1990). The Shaker Heights Rapid Transit. Glendale, Calif.: Interurban Press. p. 22. ISBN 0-916374-95-5. 
  3. ^ Toman (1990). p. 111.

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