Pittsburgh Regional Transit to Temporarily Close Red Line

Written by Pittsburgh Regional Transit, Agency Communications
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Pittsburgh Regional Transit

PITTSBURGH ––Pittsburgh Regional Transit’s Red Line service will be temporarily closed from June 16 until the end of August while crews complete several safety-critical construction projects.

The projects, which were initially planned to be completed separately, will now be completed simultaneously to streamline operations, maximize efficiency, and minimize disruptions while enhancing the overall reliability and safety of this critical transit corridor. The projects include replacing more than 10,000 feet of light-rail track and reconstructing four grade crossings in Castle Shannon, Mt. Lebanon, Dormont, and the Beechview neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh. 

During the closure, all Red Line trips will be detoured via the Blue Line and will be renamed “Blue Line” to avoid confusion. 

These temporary shuttles will be included in PRT’s regular schedules and viewable in PRT’s and third-party real-time applications. 

PRT was unable to match every shuttle trip with an operator, so some trips will be filled with overtime work while others may not be filled at all. PRT will attempt to communicate any unfilled trips as early as possible. 

For information about local service impacts and alternative routes, please check this link.

For more information about the construction work, visit: www.rideprt.org/redlineconstruction

Riders are encouraged to contact Customer Service with any questions at 412-442-2000, on Twitter @PghTransitCare or on live chat at www.ridePRT.org

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