Pittsburgh PAT Trolley Rare Milelage for next 2 days due to Flooding!!! Ride the Allentown Line!

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Pittsburgh PAT Trolley Rare Milelage for next 2 days due to Flooding!!! Ride the Allentown Line!
Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Thursday, June 21, 2018 2:18 PM

The T or Pittsburgh Trolleys will operate over the Allentown line to get around the tunnel for the next 2 days due to flash flooding. The Allentown line has been OOS for the last 7 years but maintained as a backup line in case the Station Square S hills tunnel is blocked or OOS. The line is apx 3 miles long and was knwn as the brown line. see-Thursday Rail Service Information

UPDATED 7:50 AM Thursday

Port Authority will not operate the Blue Line-Library or Blue Line-South Hills Village on Thursday morning due to significant damage caused by flooding on Wednesday evening. 

All rail service will operate from South Hills Village, on the Red Line and over the former Allentown line to provide service to Downtown and the North Shore. 

The Mt. Washington Transit Tunnel reopened about 6 am this morning after crews cleared debris from a slide on the south portal. Trains had been running over the hill through Allentown during the detour.

Crews are assessing damage throughout the rail system. There is significant damage on both Blue Line-Library and Blue Line-SHV.

On the Library Line, several poles supporting the overhead power line have been compromised by flooding.

On the Blue Line-SHV, large sections of trackbed have been damaged.

Bus shuttles will operate on Route 88 in the morning. Riders may want to consider using nearby bus routes on Thursday due to the circumstances. All riders should allow for extra travel time.

Port Authority Customer Service is available at 412-442-2000 in the morning. Customer Service phone representatives will be available beginning at 6 a.m.

We will also update this Rider Alert. Riders can also follow us on Twitter @pghtransit for updates.

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