Port Authority light-rail service still restricted after derailment
Port Authority light-rail service from Downtown to the North Shore remains restricted Saturday as crews assess damage from a Friday derailment.
The authority said light rail service will end at the Steel Plaza station on Grant Street because of the derailment between the Wood Street and Gateway Plaza. Bus shuttles will run between the Steel Plaza and Allegheny stations, for the Steel Plaza, Wood Street, Gateway, North Side and Allegheny stations.
Shuttle service will be limited during the Veterans Day parade Downtown. During the parade, the shuttles won't provide service to the Wood Street station. That restriction should last until about 2 p.m.
Port Authority spokesman Jim Ritchie said Saturday morning that it's unclear when full service on the rail line will resume. He said crews were continuing to investigate the cause of the derailment, which damaged one light rail car as it went off the track. The car did not overturn, Ritchie said.
Nine passengers and a driver were in the car when it derailed shortly after 9 p.m. Friday, Ritchie said. One passenger complained of neck and back injuries. The man, who wasn't identified, was taken to UPMC Mercy Uptown for treatment.
Paramedics said another man had an ankle injury but refused treatment. A woman who complained of chest pains said she would seek treatment on her own, paramedics said.
Ritchie said crews were doing maintenance work on the tracks in the area of the derailment, but it wasn't known if that had anything to do with the derailment.
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