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Blue Line – South Hills Village

Blue Line - South Hills Village
Overview
Type Light rail
Locale Pittsburgh
Operation
Opening 1987, reopened 2004
Closed 1993 to 2004
Owner Port Authority of Allegheny County
Operator(s) Port Authority of Allegheny County
Rolling stock Port Authority 4000 Series PCC, Siemens SD-400, Port Authority 4300 Series LRV
Technical
Track gauge 5 ft 2 12 in (1,588 mm)
Minimum radius (?)
Electrification Overhead lines
Route map
File:Pittsburgh T.svg
Map of the "T" light rail system

The Blue Line – South Hills Village (formerly the 47S South Hills Village via Overbrook) is a line on the Pittsburgh Light Rail system that runs between South Hills Village and Downtown Pittsburgh via the Overbrook neighborhood. The Blue Line – South Hills Village was created in 1987 to complement on the Red Line, which runs through Beechview before reaching the same terminus. This line was originally operated using PCC's, most notably the 4000 series, because the new light rail cars were incompatible with the Overbrook line due to its age and condition. The line was suspended when the Overbrook Line closed in 1993, but was reinstated after that line was rebuilt and reopened in 2004.

On June 25, 2012, the Port Authority closed two stations on the Blue Line as part of a system-wide consolidation: Santa Barbara and Martin Villa.[1]

Station List

Station Name Station Type Other Services Municipality
South Hills Village high level Red Line Upper St. Clair
Dorchester street level Red Line Bethel Park
Bethel Village street level Red Line Bethel Park
Highland street level Red Line Bethel Park
Casswell street level Red Line Bethel Park
Washington Junction high level Red Line, Blue Line - Library Bethel Park
Smith Road street level Red Line, Blue Line - Library Castle Shannon
St. Anne's street level Red Line, Blue Line - Library Castle Shannon
Willow high level Blue Line - Library Castle Shannon
Memorial Hall high level Blue Line - Library Castle Shannon
Killarney high level Blue Line - Library Castle Shannon
McNeilly high level Blue Line - Library Pittsburgh
South Bank high level Blue Line - Library Pittsburgh
Denise high level Blue Line - Library Pittsburgh
Bon Air high level Blue Line - Library Pittsburgh
Boggs high level Blue Line - Library Pittsburgh
South Hills Junction high level Red Line, Blue Line - Library, Blue Line – South Hills Village, Brown Line Pittsburgh
Station Square high level Red Line, Blue Line - Library, Blue Line – South Hills Village Pittsburgh
First Avenue high level Red Line, Blue Line - Library, Blue Line – South Hills Village, Brown Line Pittsburgh
Steel Plaza underground Red Line, Blue Line - Library, Blue Line – South Hills Village, Brown Line Pittsburgh
Wood Street underground Red Line, Blue Line - Library, Blue Line – South Hills Village, Brown Line Pittsburgh
Gateway Center underground Red Line, Blue Line - Library, Blue Line – South Hills Village, Brown Line Pittsburgh
North Side underground Red Line, Blue Line - Library, Blue Line – South Hills Village, Brown Line Pittsburgh
Allegheny high level Red Line, Blue Line - Library, Blue Line – South Hills Village, Brown Line Pittsburgh

References

  1. ^ "Eleven T Stops Close June 25". Port Authority of Allegheny County. June 22, 2012. 

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