Thursday, July 28, 2011

Red Line Detours Postponed to Aug. 13-14, 20-21 & 27-28

Scheduled work to renovate the Fallowfield T Station platforms in Beechview has been postponed. Work will not occur this weekend or next weekend, and associated detours will also be pushed back.

Platform renovations will now occur the weekends of August 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28. Red Line operations will be affected from each Saturday's start of service until Sunday's end of service.

During these weekends, Red Line service will detour. Service to Red Line stops will be provided by a combination of detoured Red Line service, bus shuttles and local light rail shuttles.

Red Line service will detour in both directions over the Overbrook line (where Blue Line T service operates), serving its normal stops Downtown, at Station Square and at South Hills Junction, then serving Boggs through Willow stations before continuing on its regular routing to South Hills Village. At Willow, riders can transfer to the local light rail shuttle that will operate in both directions between Overbrook Junction and Potomac.

Bus shuttles will offer inbound and outbound service to riders who use Red Line stops between Station Square and Potomac Station, with shuttle stops located close to T stops. At Station Square, riders may transfer to buses or the T to continue into Downtown Pittsburgh. At Potomac, riders may transfer to the local light rail shuttle for service to stops between Kelton and Overbrook Junction.

Regular operations will resume in time for each Monday's a.m. commute.

For more infomation, view our map or call Customer Service at 412-442-2000 or for TTY, 412-231-7007.