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Quick Facts about the Overbrook Line

Groundbreaking: April 12, 2000

Construction Timeline: 4 years, 2 months

Total Cost: $115.8 million

Length: 5.2 miles

Stations: Eight high-platform, ADA-accessible stations

Directly Serves The Communities Of:
     Beltzhoover, Bon Air, Mt. Oliver, East Beechview, Overbrook and Castle Shannon

T Service:
For the initial service plan starting in June, the 47L Library via Overbrook will provide service along the Overbrook Line and the 42S South Hills Village via Beechview will continue to serve the Beechview Line. As new light rail vehicles arrive, the operating plan will be fine-tuned and additional service will be added.

Park and Ride Lots:
     One along the Overbrook Line a 340-space lot adjacent to the Memorial Hall Station (This lot is not owned and operated by Port Authority. There is a $1.50 a day charge by the Castle Shannon Volunteer Fire Department.)

Major Contractors: Three separate construction contracts:

Benefits of the Overbrook Line
Ovebrook Stations
Transit Routes
Overbrook Fares
Overbrook Park and Ride Facilities
All T Customers
New T Customers
T Safety
Overbrook Maps
Overbrook Timeline
Stage II
Frequently Asked Questions
Contact Us
Overbrook Photo Gallery
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South Hills Junction to Denise Station
Brayman Construction Company - $25 million

Denise Station to Glenbury Street
A&L, Inc. - $36 million

Glenbury Street to Willow Station
A&L, Inc. - $54 million

Key Construction Features:
     Double-tracked and straightened the entire rail line. Enhanced electrical power. Consolidated 22 stops and built eight high-platform, ADA-accessible stations. Installed an overhead catenary network to allow modern LRVs to operate. Constructed an exclusive light rail right-of-way, separating the line from the South Busway. Built 11 bridges.

Stage II Light Rail Transit Project Overview:
     The four-year undertaking to reconstruct the Overbrook Line is part of the $386 million Stage II Light Rail Transit Project. The project includes upgrades to the systemwide traction power network, the modernization and expansion of the Operations Control Center, the addition of 2,600 new park and ride spaces, upgrades to the signals and communications systems along the T, and the addition of 28 new light rail vehicles and the complete remanufacture of 55 existing vehicles. Together these upgrades will strengthen the T and attract new riders to the system.

     In June 1993, due to unsafe operations resulting from deteriorated bridges and trackbed.

Grand Re-Opening:
June 2, 2004