Overbrook Junction station

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Overbrook Junction
Pittsburgh Light Rail (logo).svg Pittsburgh Light Rail station
PAT Overbrook Jct nb.jpg
Looking north
LocationWillow Avenue and James Street
Castle Shannon, PA
Coordinates40°21′57″N 80°01′37″W / 40.3657°N 80.0270°W / 40.3657; -80.0270Coordinates: 40°21′57″N 80°01′37″W / 40.3657°N 80.0270°W / 40.3657; -80.0270
Owned byPort Authority
Tracks2
Connections
  Blue Line – Library
  Blue Line – South Hills Village
(Willow station transfer)
Construction
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened2004
Traffic
Passengers (2018)115[1] (weekday boardings)
Services
Preceding station Port Authority of Allegheny County Following station
Castle Shannon
toward Allegheny
Red Line
South Hills Village
via Beechview
St. Anne's
Red Line
Castle Shannon
Terminus
Former services
Preceding station Port Authority of Allegheny County Following station
Castle Shannon
toward Allegheny
Red Line
Overbrook Junction
via Beechview
Martin Villa
Terminus

Overbrook Junction is a station on the Beechview branch of the Port Authority of Allegheny County's light rail network which serves Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania.

History[edit]

Overbrook Junction was built as part of the 2004 reopening of the Overbrook line.[2] It is the transfer point between the Beechview (serving Castle Shannon, Mt. Lebanon, Dormont, and Beechview) and Overbrook (serving Overbrook, Carrick, Bon Air, and Belzhoover) lines. No parking is available at the site. Since park and ride commuters can more conveniently reach the nearby Castle Shannon station, Overbook Junction almost exclusively serves nearby apartments and individuals switching trains. During peak hours, Red Line trains terminate at this station, requiring commuters who need to travel farther south to use the short footpath to Willow.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "System Map Winter 2018". Port Authority.
  2. ^ "Overbrook Line - stations". 2004. Retrieved 15 August 2009.