North Shore Connector

Overview

Port Authority of Allegheny County's Light Rail Transit (LRT) links Downtown to the North Shore. The route is charted in the map below:
North Shore Connector

Key Facts

Architect: February 28, 2002
Preliminary Design Completed: July 5, 2002
Record of FTA Decision: April 14, 2003
Start Final Design: 3rd Quarter 2006
Start Construction: 1st Quarter 2012
Substantial Completion: March 25, 2012
Opened:

Features

Two light rail stations service the North Shore: Allegheny Station and North Shore Station. North Shore Station is adjacent to the West General Robinson Street Garage and Allegheny Station is at the corner of Allegheny Avenue and Reedsdale Street near Heinz Field. The two stations service workers and visitors commuting between Downtown and the North Shore for business, school, entertainment, dining, and for Steelers games, Pirates games, and other special events in the North Shore. The Light Rail travels beneath the Allegheny River from Gateway Station in Downtown to the North Shore and emerges from the ground to an aerial structure between the two stations.

Rides are free to and from the North Shore, as the "Free Fare Zone" is extended to the North Side Station at West General Robinson Street Garage, with funding provided by the Stadium Authority and ALCO Parking, and to Allegheny Station.

Please visit the LRT site at Port Authority of Allegheny County website for further information.
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