First Avenue station (PAAC)

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First Avenue
Pittsburgh Light Rail (logo).svg Pittsburgh Light Rail station
First Avenue Station, Pittsburgh 2.jpg
LocationFirst Avenue and Ross Street
Pittsburgh, PA
Coordinates40°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 byPort Authority
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeelevated
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedNovember 16, 2001
Traffic
Passengers (2018)1,670[1] (weekday boardings)
Services
Preceding station Port Authority of Allegheny County Following station
Steel Plaza
toward Allegheny
Blue Line
Library
Station Square
toward Library
Blue Line
South Hills Village
via Overbrook
Station Square
Red Line
South Hills Village
via Beechview
Red Line
Castle Shannon
Station Square
Former services
Preceding station Port Authority of Allegheny County Following station
Steel Plaza
toward Gateway
Brown Line William

First Avenue is a station on the Port Authority of Allegheny County's Pittsburgh Light Rail network.[2] 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.[3]

Bus connections[edit]

  • 67 Monroeville
  • 69 Trafford
  • 65 Squirrel Hill

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "System Map Winter 2018". Port Authority.
  2. ^ Official Port Authority information page
  3. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=BIZIAAAAIBAJ&sjid=gHADAAAAIBAJ&pg=5817%2C5927471

External links[edit]

Media related to First Avenue (PAT station) at Wikimedia Commons