Service to the North Shore on Port Authority's light rail system, commonly known as the T, began on March 25, 2012.
Rides between Downtown Pittsburgh and the North Shore are free at all times thanks to the sponsorship of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Rivers Casino, ALCO Parking Corporation and the Stadium Authority of the City of Pittsburgh.
For more information on the benefits of T service to the North Shore, visit TPlus.org.
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Project Background & Benefits
The 1.2-mile extension of Port Authority's light rail system, the T, from Downtown Pittsburgh into the city’s thriving North Shore area supported about 4,000 jobs through the design and construction phases of the project, which included the boring of twin tunnels under the Allegheny River and the construction of three new stations in Downtown Pittsburgh and on the North Shore.
The North Shore Connector was financed primarily with the help of competitive federal and state grant dollars specific to the project. In the mid-1990s, regional leaders developed a plan to extend the T north to support a vision for developing the area now known as the North Shore. They asked Port Authority to take over the transit plans.
Today, that vision has been realized. Extending the T not only offers benefits to commuters but has also brought light rail service directly into an area that is now rich in entertainment, educational and employment destinations.
Stations & Service Area
The new line travels from Downtown near Gateway Center underneath Stanwix Street and the Allegheny River. A new Gateway Station has been constructed as well as two new stations on the North Shore: North Side Station, near PNC Park and under the W. General Robinson St. Garage, and Allegheny Station, near Heinz Field and Rivers Casino. A look inside North Side Station is shown above.
The new North Shore stations are a short walk from many key destinations, including:
- Del Monte corporate service center (600 employees)
- Equitable Gas (450 employees)
- StarKist corporate headquarters (100 employees)
- Several hotels, including SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn and Hyatt Place
- Carnegie Science Center (700,000 visitors annually)
- PNC Park (1.75 million fans annually)
- Heinz Field (500,000 fans annually, excluding concerts)
- Community College of Allegheny County (7,200 students)
- Rivers Casino
- Stage AE concert venue
- Children's Museum of Pittsburgh (229,000 visitors annually)
- Andy Warhol Museum (100,000 visitors annually)
- Many other night spots and restaurants
For more information on nearby North Side attractions and organizations, visit our TPlus website.