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

Key Facts

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


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.


Last Updated 11/13/18

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