| News

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Mt. Washington transit tunnel to close this weekend

Email Newsletters

Sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, 1:37 p.m.

Port Authority of Allegheny County plans to close the Mt. Washington transit tunnel Saturday and Sunday so crews can work on the tunnel's ventilation system, the agency said.

Red Line and Blue Line light-rail trains will use the former Allentown line to go around the closed tunnel, bypassing Station Square both days.

Subway Local trains will run Saturday between Station Square and Downtown, but will not serve South Hills Junction. Subway Local trains will use the former Allentown line on Sunday, serving South Hills Junction but bypassing Station Square.

About seven bus routes will be detoured because of the tunnel closure, using Warrington and Arlington avenues instead. Minor stop changes will occur, Port Authority said.

Regular service is expected to resume in time for Monday's morning commute.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers’ Roethlisberger reported symptoms that led to his exit vs. Seahawks
  2. Decisions backfire in Steelers’ loss in Seattle
  3. Nov. 29 — Steelers-Seahawks gameday grades
  4. Pennsylvania Game Commission reaps revenue from shale gas under game lands
  5. Penn State coach fires offensive coordinator
  6. Police charge New Florence man in St. Clair officer’s killing
  7. Sale of doll clothes to benefit Harrison library
  8. University of Pittsburgh researchers revisit war of electric currents
  9. New Kensington man killed in North Buffalo crash
  10. Senators call for 20,000 more troops in Syria and Iraq
  11. Marshall’s Fluhme Glam Bar hopes to take beauty concept nationwide