Station Square (PAT station)

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Pittsburgh Light Rail
  Station Square
Pittsburgh Light Rail station
Pittsburgh LRT 4305 47L Gateway to Library April 2008.jpg
Location Smithfield Street Bridge at Carson Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°25′54″N 80°00′12″W / 40.4317°N 80.0033°W / 40.4317; -80.0033Coordinates: 40°25′54″N 80°00′12″W / 40.4317°N 80.0033°W / 40.4317; -80.0033
Owned by Port Authority
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking 160 spaces
Disabled access Yes
Opened 1985
Preceding station   Pittsburgh Light Rail (logo).svg The "T"   Following station
toward Allegheny
Red Line – Overbrook Junction
Red Line – South Hills Village
Blue Line – South Hills Village
Blue Line – Library
toward Library
Station Square (PAT station) is located in Pittsburgh
Station Square (PAT station)

Station Square is a Transit station on the Port Authority of Allegheny County's light rail network. It is the last Transit station on the south side of the Monongahela River.

This station is named for the nearby mixed-use development Station Square. The station was not originally planned; instead, the light rail system was to bypass the newly created development because officials felt that there would not be enough ridership demand to justify the station. Active lobbying by Arthur P. Ziegler, Jr., President of Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, and developer of Station Square ensured that the station was constructed. Over 3 million tourists visit Station Square each year. Many South Hills residents access the facility using light rail service, and employees at the adjacent major office park, which includes the headquarters of WESCO International are also major beneficiaries of the stop. Several thousand commuters each weekday also rely on this stop as a park-and-ride station, using either a 160 space Port Authority lot or the privately owned garage in Station Square .

The station's close proximity to the Monongahela Incline, South Busway, Carson and Smithfield Streets, and the large parking facilities and boat docks of the Gateway Clipper Fleet at Station Square add to the station's inter-modal transportation value.

Originally designed and built by Daniel Sifer, the station encompasses railings rescued by Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation from the Brady Street Bridge, which was demolished in 1978. In the late 1990s, DRS Architects renovated the station and provided architectural details in glass that reflected the design in the Brady Street Bridge railings.

Connecting services[edit]

  • Y45 Baldwin Manor Flyer
  • Y49 Prospect Park Flyer
  • Y46 Elizabeth Flyer
  • 44 Knoxville
  • 48 Arlington Heights
  • 51 Carrick
  • 51L Carrick Limited
  • Y1 Large Flyer
  • MMVTA Route A
  • FACT Commuter Route
  • Monongahela Incline

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