Mesta (PAT station)

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Pittsburgh Light Rail
  Mesta
Pittsburgh Light Rail
PAT Mesta.jpg
The inbound platform
Location Brightwood Road at Mesta Street, Bethel Park, PA
Coordinates 40°19′52″N 80°01′51″W / 40.3310°N 80.0308°W / 40.3310; -80.0308Coordinates: 40°19′52″N 80°01′51″W / 40.3310°N 80.0308°W / 40.3310; -80.0308
Owned by Port Authority
Line(s)
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type street level
History
Opened 1903
Rebuilt 1987
Services
Preceding station   Pittsburgh Light Rail (logo).svg The "T"   Following station
toward Allegheny
Blue Line – Library
toward Library

Mesta is a station on the Port Authority of Allegheny County's light rail network, located in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. The street level stop is designed as a small commuter stop, serving area residents who walk to the train so they can be taken toward Downtown Pittsburgh.

History[edit]

A stop was established at Mesta when the Pittsburgh Railways interurban line from Charleroi to Pittsburgh was opened through Bethel Park on September 12, 1903. Passengers initially changed at Castle Shannon to continue their journey to Downtown via the Pittsburgh and Castle Shannon Railroad.[1] It was cut back to Library in 1953 and was converted from PCC operation to Light Rail in 1988.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Baxter (July 1952). Electric Railroads, Number Twenty. Lackawanna Terminal, Hoboken, New Jersey: Electric Railroaders Association, Inc. Retrieved 6 June 2009. 
  2. ^ Roger T. DuPuis II (18 February 2002). "Pittsburgh Railways Online - PCC and Light Rail History: 1936-1999". Retrieved 12 August 2009. 

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