First Avenue (PAT station)

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First Avenue
First Avenue Station, Pittsburgh 2.jpg
Location First Avenue and Ross Street
Pittsburgh, PA
Coordinates 40°26′15″N 79°59′48″W / 40.4375°N 79.9966°W / 40.4375; -79.9966Coordinates: 40°26′15″N 79°59′48″W / 40.4375°N 79.9966°W / 40.4375; -79.9966
Owned by Port Authority
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Disabled access Yes
Opened November 16, 2001
Preceding station   Pittsburgh Light Rail (logo).svg The "T"   Following station
toward Allegheny
Blue Line – Library
toward Library
Blue Line – South Hills Village
Red Line – South Hills Village
Red Line – Castle Shannon
  Former services  
toward Wood Street
Brown Line

First Avenue is a station on the Port Authority of Allegheny County's Pittsburgh Light Rail network.[1] The station is part of the light rail's Downtown Pittsburgh free zone, and passengers embarking here may travel for free to any of the other stations within the zone (Steel Plaza and Wood Street).

The station was a new addition to the light rail system in 2001, located in the PNC Firstside Complex, just before the tracks dip into the subway tunnel. It was opened on November 16, 2001 to provide better access to the southern quarter of downtown, which includes city and state government offices, major office buildings such as Oxford Centre and the Grant Building, downtown educational facilities such as Point Park University, Duquesne University and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and the many smaller office structures that mark this area of the Golden Triangle. It cost $6.7 million to construct.[2]

Bus connections[edit]

  • 67 Monroeville
  • 69 Trafford
  • 65 Squirrel Hill

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External links[edit]

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