T disruptions to continue Sunday for investigation into derailment
By Rick Wills
Published: Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
Port Authority light rail service will operate with disruptions on Sunday — two days after a train derailed near a Downtown subway station.
“The T closure most likely will remain in place through Sunday,” said Jim Ritchie, spokesman for the Port Authority of Allegheny County.
Service for light rail trains ends at the Steel Plaza.
Bus shuttles are taking passengers between that station and the Allegheny station in the North Side, Ritchie said. Riders are urged to allow for extra travel time if using the light rail system.
Crews were doing maintenance work on the tracks in the area of the derailment, but it wasn't known whether that had anything to do with the derailment, Ritchie said on Saturday.
It's unclear when full service on the rail line will resume, he said. Crews continued to investigate the cause of the derailment, which damaged one light rail car as it went off the track. The car did not overturn.
Nine passengers and a driver were in the car when it derailed shortly after 9 p.m. Friday near the Wood Street station. 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 one 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.
For more information about light rail service, check the Rider Alerts section at www.portauthority.org or the @pghtransit Twitter feed.
Rick Wills is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7944 or email@example.com.
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