Friday, June 1, 2012

Rail Work to Impact T and South Busway Through Monday

Single-tracking will occur on the Red Line tonight through Monday so that Port Authority contractors may conduct rail work near the Traymore (Dawn Avenue) stop. The work will also impact bus routes that use the Mt. Washington Transit Tunnel and South Busway.

The work will begin at about 10 tonight and will conclude at approximately 4 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, before the morning start of service. Red Line delays of approximately 10 minutes off-peak and 15 minutes during Monday’s rush hour are possible during this work. Monday commuters might want to allow for extra travel time due to the potential delays.

Inbound Red Line cars will operate on the outbound track between Traymore and South Hills Junction, so inbound riders at Dawn and Palm Garden must wait until the T arrives, then walk across the track to board. The Blue Line will remain on regular routing during the rail work, but riders may experience stoppages of a few minutes near South Hills Junction. 

A portion of the South Busway will be closed to accommodate the work, impacting nine Port Authority bus routes. Busway stops at South Hills Junction, Palm Garden and Dawn will not be served during this time. View information on temporary stops.

For assistance, dial Customer Service at 412-442-2000 or for TTY, 412-231-7007.