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Port Authority reopens Wood Street Station after alarm causes evacuation

| Friday, Dec. 9, 2011

Port Authority of Allegheny County reopened its Wood Street Station just after 10 a.m. today, about 45 minutes after authorities cleared the Downtown station when an alarm sounded.

The transit agency directed T light-rail riders to use Steel Plaza Station during the closure. Officials could not say what caused the alarm.

The Wood Street Station will close again this weekend and next weekend for scheduled rail maintenance.

The closures will last all day Saturday and until 8 p.m. Sunday both weekends, the agency said. Special shuttle buses will be provided, but riders can also use regular 61- and 71-series buses to travel between the Wood Street and Steel Plaza stations. Signs will be posted to guide riders.

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