Grant Street Station

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Grant Street Station
Commuter rail
19680224 48 BO Station Pittsburgh, PA.jpg
Grant Street B&O Station in 1968
General information
LocationGrant & 1st
Pittsburgh, PA
Coordinates40°26′10″N 79°59′54″W / 40.43611°N 79.99833°W / 40.43611; -79.99833Coordinates: 40°26′10″N 79°59′54″W / 40.43611°N 79.99833°W / 40.43611; -79.99833
Owned byB&O/CSXT
ConnectionsPittsburgh Light Rail at First Avenue
History
Opened1957
Closed1989
Former services
Preceding station Port Authority of Allegheny County Following station
Terminus PATrain Braddock
toward Versailles

Grant Street Station, also known as the B&O Pittsburgh Terminal, was a passenger rail station on Grant Street downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) announced plans for it on May 3, 1955, after selling the original B&O Station bordering the Monongahela River to the state for construction of Interstate 376. It opened in 1957 to serve commuter rail traffic; all intercity traffic continued to use the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad's (P&LE) station (now called Station Square). Grant Street was the last such privately owned train station built in Pennsylvania.[1]

After the Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT) assumed control of the B&O's Pittsburgh—McKeesportVersailles commuter route in 1975 (which it re-branded PATrain), Grant Street continued to serve as the Pittsburgh depot for this service. PAT discontinued the service in 1989; Grant Street itself was demolished in 1998. The site is now home to PNC Firstside Complex and the First Avenue light rail station.[2]

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  1. ^ Cupper, Dan (2002). Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania trail of history guide. Retrieved 2011-05-30.
  2. ^ "PNC Firstside Center" (PDF). Western Pennsylvania Brownfields Center. Summer 2007. Retrieved 2011-05-30.