South Hills Junction station

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South Hills Junction
Pittsburgh Light Rail (logo).svg Pittsburgh Light Rail station
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LocationBoggston & Warrington Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°25′15″N 80°00′26″W / 40.4209°N 80.0073°W / 40.4209; -80.0073Coordinates: 40°25′15″N 80°00′26″W / 40.4209°N 80.0073°W / 40.4209; -80.0073
Owned byPort Authority
Platforms4
ConnectionsPort Authority bus routes 41, 41D, 40, 43, Y45, 48, 54C, Y1, Y46 and Y49; Washington City Transit Commuter Route
Construction
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedDecember 4, 1904
Traffic
Passengers (2018)668[1] (weekday boardings)
Services
Preceding station Port Authority of Allegheny County Following station
Station Square
toward Allegheny
Blue Line Boggs
Red Line Palm Garden
Silver Line Boggs
toward Library
Station Square
Terminus
South Busway Palm Garden
toward Glenbury
Former services
Preceding station Port Authority of Allegheny County Following station
Harwood Steps
toward Gateway
Brown Line Terminus
Station Square
toward Gateway
47D Drake
1980s–1993
Boggs
toward Drake
Location
South Hills Junction station is located in Pittsburgh
South Hills Junction station

South Hills Junction is a station on the Port Authority of Allegheny County's light rail network.[2] This station served as the original "merge point" of the inbound Beechview and Overbrook branches of the light rail system, just before the run under Mount Washington through the Mount Washington Transit Tunnel and into downtown Pittsburgh. In 1993 the Overbrook (Blue) Line was shut down for complete reconstruction to serve the modern-day light rail cars.[3] During construction, it was found that a segment of track between the Boggs Ave. stop and South Hills Junction was too narrow for the larger vehicles; this was bypassed with two wide-curved rail ramps built between the Beechview (Red) Line's Palm Garden stop and South Hills Junction where the two branches now merge.

Few local residences are accessible from the station, which functions as a large transit center. In addition to serving as a transfer station for The T, a large number of bus connections are established at the site, including those that travel the South Busway, which travels on the upper level of the station.

History[edit]

The station and line were originally established by Pittsburgh Railways in 1904 when the Mount Washington Trolley Tunnel was completed, with the first fare paying passengers on December 4, 1904.[4]

Bus connections[edit]

  • 41 Bower Hill
  • 39 Brookline
  • 40 Mt. Washington
  • 43 Bailey
  • Y45 Baldwin Manor Flyer
  • 44 Knoxville
  • 48 Arlington
  • 54 North Side-Oakland-South Side
  • Y1 Large Flyer
  • Y46 Elizabeth Flyer
  • Y47 Curry Flyer
  • Y49 Prospect Park Flyer
  • Washington City Transit Commuter Route

References[edit]

  1. ^ "System Map Winter 2018". Port Authority.
  2. ^ Official Port Authority information page
  3. ^ "Notes on the PAT Light Rail Lines". www.columbia.edu. Retrieved 2018-01-24.
  4. ^ "First passengers carried through Tunnel". Pittsburgh Press. April 15, 1958. Retrieved February 16, 2010.

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