Thursday, August 22, 2013

Rail Detours & Transit Tunnel Closure This Sunday

Port Authority light rail service will be detoured at various times Sunday, August 25 by track work in Beechview and a closure of the Mt. Washington Transit Tunnel. Several bus routes will also be affected by the transit tunnel closure.

From start of service until approximately 5 p.m., outbound Red Line T service will be detoured for track repairs on Broadway Avenue. Outbound Red Line will serve its regular stops from the North Shore to South Hills Junction, then detour via the Blue Line’s routing to Willow/Overbrook, where it will resume regular route to South Hills Village. Outbound bus shuttles will run from Station Square to Potomac and outbound local rail shuttles will operate from Potomac to Overbrook.
View detour notice.

Inbound Red Line will remain on regular route during this time.

After this detour concludes around 5 p.m., T service will operate normally until about 8 p.m. Then at 8 p.m., the Mt. Washington Transit Tunnel will be closed for fan replacement work. This will detour several bus routes and cause Red Line and Blue Line service to operate only as far north as South Hills Junction. During the closure, Subway Local service will operate in both directions between the North Shore and Station Square, and bus shuttles will operate between Station Square and South Hills Junction. At South Hills Junction, riders may transfer to/from Red Line-South Hills Village and Blue Line-Library T service.
View detour notice.

The transit tunnel closure and related detours will be in effect until the evening’s end of service.

Please allow for extra time when traveling on detoured service.

For more information, riders may view the detour notices or call Customer Service at 412-442-2000 (TTY 412-231-7007).