Mine 3 (PAT station)

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Pittsburgh Light Rail
  Mine 3
Pittsburgh Light Rail
PAT Mine 3 2017.jpg
The station site in 2017. Nothing remains.
Location Fifth Street at Railroad Street, Bethel Park, PA
Coordinates 40°20′56″N 80°01′44″W / 40.3489°N 80.0290°W / 40.3489; -80.0290Coordinates: 40°20′56″N 80°01′44″W / 40.3489°N 80.0290°W / 40.3489; -80.0290
Owned by Port Authority
Tracks 2
History
Opened 1903
Closed 2012
Rebuilt 1987
Services
  Former  
Preceding station   Pittsburgh Light Rail (logo).svg The "T"   Following station
toward Allegheny
Blue Line – Library
toward Library

Mine 3 was a station on the Port Authority of Allegheny County's light rail network, located in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. The small station was located directly adjacent to an industrial park and was designed mainly as a way to provide access for workers at the associated businesses.

Mine 3 was one of eleven stops closed on June 25, 2012 as part of a system-wide consolidation effort.[1]

History[edit]

The station's name is a historical reference to a coal mine that was once operated on the site of the current industrial area. Pittsburgh Terminal No. 3 Mine (Mollenaur / Mollenauer Mine) was opened by the Pittsburgh Terminal Railroad & Coal Company in 1903 and was still producing coal in 1938.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eleven T Stops Close June 25". Port Authority of Allegheny County. June 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Allegheny County Pennsylvania Coal Mine Index P". August 11, 2010. Retrieved August 13, 2010. 
  3. ^ "MOLLENAUER, PA (MINE NO. 3)". Retrieved August 13, 2010. 

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