Grant Street Station

Coordinates: 40°26′10″N 79°59′54″W / 40.43611°N 79.99833°W / 40.43611; -79.99833
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Grant Street Station
Commuter rail
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; -79.99833
Owned byB&O/CSXT
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). However during the late 1950's the B&O ran a two-car (RDC'S) inter-city train to/from Washington DC. If traffic warranted, three units were used as a single train. They were nicknamed "Daylighters" because of their morning departures and late afternoon arrivals. 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. ISBN 9780811729567. Retrieved 2011-05-30.
  2. ^ "PNC Firstside Center" (PDF). Western Pennsylvania Brownfields Center. Summer 2007. Retrieved 2011-05-30.