Washington Junction (PAT station)

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Washington Junction
Pittsburgh Light Rail
Washington Junction PAT 2004.JPG
Washington Junction PAT station, looking south towards South Hills Village and Library
Station statistics
Address Library Road at Milford Road
Bethel Park, PA
Coordinates 40°21′13″N 80°01′38″W / 40.3535°N 80.0272°W / 40.3535; -80.0272Coordinates: 40°21′13″N 80°01′38″W / 40.3535°N 80.0272°W / 40.3535; -80.0272
Line(s)
Connections Bus connection with MMVTA Route A
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking 230 space
Other information
Opened 1903
Rebuilt 1984
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Port Authority
Services
Preceding station   Pittsburgh Light Rail (logo).svg The "T"   Following station
toward Allegheny
Red Line – South Hills Village
Blue Line – South Hills Village
Blue Line – Library
toward Library
Blue Line – Library
Closed 2012
toward Library

Washington Junction is a station on the Port Authority of Allegheny County's light rail network.[1] It is located in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. The facility is designed both as a transfer station for southbound travelers (the Blue Line - SHV branch toward Upper St. Clair and South Hills Village, while the Blue Line - Library continues toward South Park and Library), and as a commuter park and ride facility. 230 spaces are located on site, designed for allowing travel to Downtown Pittsburgh by residents of northern Bethel Park and commuters who choose to use the stop by traveling from more eastern suburbs via Library or Broughton Roads.

History[edit]

Washington Junction was once an important junction on the Pittsburgh Railways Interurban service where the lines from Pittsburgh to Washington, PA and Roscoe, PA joined.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Port Authority information page
  2. ^ Electric Railroads, Number Twenty. Lackawanna Terminal, Hoboken, New Jersey: Electric Railroaders Association, Inc. July 1952. Retrieved 6 June 2009. 

External links[edit]

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