Southington (RTA Blue Line Rapid Transit station)

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Southington
GCRTA wordmark logo.svg  Blue Line  light rail station
Southington (Blue Line) Rapid Station October 2015.JPG
Southington Station from the westbound platform
Location 3090 Van Aken Boulevard
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120
Coordinates 41°28′32″N 81°34′51″W / 41.47556°N 81.58083°W / 41.47556; -81.58083Coordinates: 41°28′32″N 81°34′51″W / 41.47556°N 81.58083°W / 41.47556; -81.58083
Owned by Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type At grade
Parking 43 short term, 5 long term[1]
History
Opened April 11, 1920
Rebuilt October 30, 1981
Services
Preceding station   GCRTA wordmark logo.svg Rapid Transit   Following station
Blue
Line
Former Services
1920-1978

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

The station has the same name as Southington station on the Green Line. The Green Line station is located 0.6 miles (1 km) north-northeast on Shaker Boulevard.

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 each platform. Diagonal parking is provided off Van Aken Boulevard adjacent to each platform.

History[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southington (Blue Line) 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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