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Port Authority to restore all Blue Line-Library service by Sept. 1

Theresa Clift
| Thursday, July 19, 2018, 5:45 p.m.
A Port Authority light rail car is shown.
A Port Authority light rail car is shown.

Port Authority of Allegheny County plans to restore all Blue Line-Library service by Sept. 1, according to a news release from the transit agency.

A four-mile portion of the line from Lytle to Library Station has been out of service since a severe rainstorm caused significant damage last month.

Port Authority crews have been installing steel mesh baskets filled with large stones to prevent erosion, clearing downed trees and stabilizing the stone track support and several utility poles, Port Authority said.

Since June 20, crews have replaced more than 1,100 tons of stone track support and installed about 800 tons of steel mash baskets, according to the release.

The Library Park and Ride and a portion of the West Library Park and Ride are closed until Blue Line-Library service is fully restored, the release said. Riders who usually park in those lots should park at South Hills Village Garage, which will remain free during this time.

Riders who already bought a July parking pass for South Hills Village Garage will be able to use their pass for September, the release said.

Riders with questions can call customer service at 412-442-2000 or 412-231-7007 for TTY.

Theresa Clift is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Theresa at 412-380-5669, tclift@tribweb.com or via Twitter @tclift.

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