This project combines multiple projects that were initially intended to be completed separately but have been included in one shutdown to streamline operations, maximize efficiency, and minimize disruptions to passengers while enhancing the overall reliability and safety of this critical transit corridor.

May 17, 2024 – June 15, 2024
  • Crews will be replacing tracks and concrete at a grade crossing at Willow Street. Because of its location, this work will impact all three rail lines. The exact details of the detours are still being finalized.
June 16, 2024 - July 14, 2024
  • Crews will be replacing tracks and concrete at a grade cross at Alfred Street. Rail cars will single-track between Overbrook Junction and Dormont Junction.
June 16, 2024 - August 31, 2024
  • The Red Line will be closed from Overbrook Junction to South Hills Junction to accommodate several rail projects. During this closure, all Red Line trips will be detoured via the Blue Line and will be renamed “Blue Line” to avoid confusion.


PRT will operate two new temporary bus shuttles and one temporary rail shuttle to accommodate riders:


The 42-Potomac will begin at Broadway Avenue at Potomac Avenue and end at Station Square. It will travel down Broadway Avenue (serving as many bus stops adjacent to the Red Line as possible) before travling travling on Route 19. 
- Weekday frequency: 20-minute peak, 30-minute off-peak
- Weekend frequency: 30 minutes all day

37-Castle Shannon

The 37-Castle Shannon will Start at Castle Shannon Station and end at Station Square. It will travel and serve stops along Castle Shannon Boulevard and Route 19.
  • Weekday frequency: 30-minute peak, 40 minute off-peak
  • Weekend frequency: 30-minutes all day

Red Short

The Red Line Short will operate from Overbrook Junction to Dormont Junction. This rail shuttle will allow riders to travel south to Overbrook Junction and transfer to the Blue Line at Willow and then board any inbound light-rail car to downtown Pittsburgh or outbound rail car to South Hills Village

  • Every 30 minutes from mid-June to the end of August.

The 42-Potomac, 37-Castle Shannon, and the Red Line Short rail shuttle will be included in our scheduled work. Therefore, riders will be able to track them on TrueTime and third-party applications that show real-time vehicle location information.

As soon as the maps and schedules for these temporary routes are available they will be posted to our website, and printed and made available on vehicles, at select stations, and at our Downtown Service Center.


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