Light Rail Track Replacement Begins in Pittsburgh

New track is being installed on the light rail system in Pittsburgh this month near the Station Square area.

pittsburghThe construction involves replacing nearly 800 feet track. Between Oct. 3 and 22, service will be restricted in the Mt. Washington Transit Tunnel area. The track has reached the end of its useful life.

Inbound trains will detour across Arlington Avenue and outbound trains will continue to use the Mt. Washington Transit Tunnel.

A supplemental rail shuttle will operate between Station Square and Steel Plaza stations. It will also serve First Avenue Station.

The work is part of an $8.4 million reconstruction project to replace a mile of track along Broadway Avenue.

The rail line is operated by the Port Authority of Allegheny County.

Station Square is a former Pittsburgh & Lake Erie depot along the Monongahela River that is now a shopping and casino complex.

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