West Library (PAT station)

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Pittsburgh Light Rail
  West Library
Westlibrarystation.jpg
View facing south from the northbound platform.
Location Library Road at Clifton Road
South Park, PA
Coordinates 40°17′39″N 80°01′48″W / 40.2942°N 80.0299°W / 40.2942; -80.0299Coordinates: 40°17′39″N 80°01′48″W / 40.2942°N 80.0299°W / 40.2942; -80.0299
Owned by Port Authority
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Bus connection with MMVTA Route A
Construction
Parking 115 spaces
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 1903
Rebuilt 1987
Services
Preceding station   Pittsburgh Light Rail (logo).svg The "T"   Following station
toward Allegheny
Blue Line – Library
Terminus

West Library is a station on the Port Authority of Allegheny County's light rail network, located in the Library neighborhood of South Park, Pennsylvania.[1] Primarily a park and ride stop, it features 115 spaces, designed to facilitate the flow of South Park commuters to Downtown Pittsburgh.

History[edit]

A stop was established at West Library when the Pittsburgh Railways interurban line from Charleroi to Pittsburgh was opened through South Park on September 12, 1903. Passengers initially changed at Castle Shannon to continue their journey to Downtown via the Pittsburgh and Castle Shannon Railroad.[2] It was cut back to Library in 1953 and was converted from PCC operation to light rail in 1988.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Port Authority information page
  2. ^ John Baxter (July 1952). Electric Railroads, Number Twenty. Lackawanna Terminal, Hoboken, New Jersey: Electric Railroaders Association, Inc. Retrieved 6 June 2009. 
  3. ^ 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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