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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Pittsburgh LRV on the Monongahela Bridge. Photo by Bob Vogel.

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Overview

Rail transit in Pittsburgh consists of light rail lines operated by the Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT, which also operates regional bus service), two cable-driven inclines (the Monongahela Incline operated by PAT; and the Duquesne Incline, operated by a preservation group). South of Pittsburgh (at Arden) is the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, incorporating a segment of the original Pittsburgh Railways interurban line to Washington, PA.

The PAT light rail lines have gone through several iterations of budget cuts, resulting in the (temporary) closure of one of the lines, but also, in 2012, expanded the downtown part of the system. PAT had a large PCC operation, and in fact only as recently as 1999 did it retire the last of the PCC cars from service. Modern LRVs now operate the light rail lines.

Light Rail Lines

The PAT Light Rail lines are now identified by color: RED and BLUE. Red Line service operates primarily to Castle Shannon and South Hills Village via Mt. Lebanon; Blue Line service operates primarily to Library via Overbrook, with some service operating to South Hills Village. The former (confusing) designations of 42M, 42S, 44L, 47L, 47S have been discontinued. There is a third light rail line, operating from downtown to South Hills Junction via Allentown, known as the #52, which is presently not operating due to budget constrants.

Line Terminal Terminal
RED Line via Mt. Lebanon Overbrook Junction Allegheny (North Side)
RED Line via Mt. Lebanon South Hills Village Allegheny (North Side)
BLUE Line Via Overbrook Library Allegheny (North Side)
BLUE Line Via Overbrook South Hills Village Allegheny (North Side)
52 Via Allentown South Hills Junction ... Not operating. Does not serve Station Square.

Route Map

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Photo Gallery

Light Rail and Former Trolley Operations


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Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: Mt. Washington

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Photo by: Joe Testagrose
Location: Smithfield & Carson

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Photo by: Joe Testagrose
Location: Grant & 4th Avenue

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Photo by: Steve Zabel
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: Coast

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Photo by: Valerie Harvey
Location: South Hills Village (Bethel Park)

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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: Castle Shannon

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Photo by: Frank Hicks

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Photo by: Steve Zabel
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: Smithfield & Carson

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Photo by: Steve Zabel
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: Smithfield Bridge

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Photo by: Steve Zabel
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: Smithfield Bridge

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Photo by: Peter Ehrlich
Location: Washington Junction (Bethel Park)

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Photo by: Jovan Jones
Location: Station Square

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Photo by: Jovan Jones
Location: Coast

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Photo by: Peter Ehrlich
Location: South Hills Village (Bethel Park)

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Photo by: Peter Ehrlich
Location: Ft. Pitt & Smithfield


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Inclines


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Photo by: Valerie Harvey

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Pennsylvania Trolley Museum


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Photo by: Herman R. Silbiger

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Photo by: Herman R. Silbiger

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Photo by: Bob Wright

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Photo by: Bob Wright

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Photo by: Bob Wright

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Photo by: Bob Wright

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Photo by: Ian Folkard

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Photo by: Ian Folkard

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Photo by: Bob Wright

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Photos By Location

Allegheny, North Side, Gateway, Wood Street, Penn Park, Penn Station, Steel Plaza, 1st Avenue, Monongehela Bridge, Station Square, South Hills Jct., Palm Garden, Dawn, Traymore, Pennant, Westfield, Fallowfield, Hampshire, Coast, Belasco, Boustead, Shiras, Neeld, Stevenson, Potomac (Dormont), Broadway & LaSalle, Kelton, Biltmore, Dormont Junction (Dormont), Washington & Bower Hill - Former Street ROW - Beechview Line, Mt. Lebanon, Poplar, Arlington, Castle Shannon, Overbrook Junction, Boggs, Bon Air, Denise, Edgebrook Trestle-Saw Mill Run Blvd., Ansonia-Fmr. Station Overbrook Line, (Misc/Unknown), South Bank, McNeilly, Killarney, Memorial Hall, Willow (Castle Shannon), Martin Villa, St. Anne's, Smith, Washington Junction (Bethel Park), Mine 3, Hillcrest, Lindermere, Center, Lytle, Mesta, South Park, Monroe, Latimer, Sarah, Logan, King's School, Beagle, Sandy Creek, West Library, Library/Simmons Loop, Library (Bethel Park), Casswell, Highland, Santa Barbara, Bethel Village, Dorchester, South Hills Village (Bethel Park), South Hills Shops (Upper St. Clair), Warrington Ave., Warrington & Haberman, Warrington & Curtin, Warrington & Allen, Warrington & Arlington, Arlington Ave., Arlington & McArdle, Drake Loop

Links

Pittsburgh Port Authority (PAT) Official Site.

Duquesne Incline Official Site.

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum Official Site.

Page Credits

By Valerie Harvey.









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