Thursday, August 11, 2011

Red Line Work Resumes Next Three Weekends

Red Line work postponed from July will resume this weekend and continue for the remaining weekends in August.

Port Authority contractors will renovate the Fallowfield T Station platforms in Beechview August 13-14, August 20-21 and August 27-28, detouring Red line service.

The Red Line will be affected each Saturday and Sunday from start of service until end of service. During this work, service to Red Line stops will be provided by a combination of detoured T service, local light rail shuttles and bus 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. Inbound rail shuttle riders must board from outbound side at Mt. Lebanon and Dormont Junction after 8 p.m. Sunday, August 14 and Sunday, August 21 due to maintenance in the Mt. Lebanon rail tunnel.

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.

To view a map of shuttle stop locations and service options, click here. For further assistance, dial Customer Service at 412-442-2000 or for TTY, 412-231-7007.