PITTSBURGH LIGHT RAIL
Subway, Bridge, Two Main
Metropolitan Pittsburgh's light rail network, known as the
"T," is operated by the Port Authority of Allegheny County. The
main part of the system consists of two routes which begin in a
downtown subway, and then
continue together south over the Monongahela River on the bridge pictured
in this scene. After utilizing a transit tunnel under Mt. Washington
the routes split apart at South Hills Junction into Overbrook and Beechview
branches, only to rejoin for a stretch some miles later in Castle Shannon.
After four further stops there is another split, to reach terminals at South Hills Village and Library.
These pages about the Pittsburgh system are organized into seven sections.
The first grouping deals with the "T" downtown out to South Hills Junction.
The next sections deal with Beechview
and Overbrook service. That is followed by pages on the joint running out to
Washington Junction. The following sections are devoted to outer portions
to the two terminals. Finally the series
returns to look at the 52 Allentown line, a rather quirky line
that offers part-time service traveling up and down city streets rather than
through the Mt. Washington tunnel.