Port Authority is gathering input from the community on the redesign of Belasco, a low-platform stop along the Red Line South Hills Village in Pittsburgh's Beechview neighborhood, into an accessible, high-platform station.
Please check back with this page to learn about the latest information and opportunities to provide feedback.
View the Presentation
Port Authority held virtual public meetings in December 2020 to discuss the proposed design concepts for Belasco Station. If you were unable to attend, we welcome you to review the presentation and provide feedback.
The Beechview community requested an accessible station in the 1.8 mile stretch between Fallowfield and Potomac station
s. Port Authority, with input from the City of Pittsburgh's Department of City Planning and Department of Mobility Infrastructure, conducted an analysis of converting the low-platform stop at Belasco into a high-platform, accessible station for all patrons. Belasco was chosen due to community preference as well as its location along straight tracks, where the nearby Shiras stop is located along curved tracks.
Station design concepts have been developed for public outreach and feedback. The concepts follow state and local design standards and codes covering pedestrian safety, traffic patterns, impacts to existing parking, bus boarding during disruptions in light rail service, and patron comfort.
Click on the images below to see multiple views of each design concept.
Concept A: Straight Ramp
Concept B: Switchback Ramp
Station Placement Views
Your input is essential to the success of the Belasco Station project. Please contact us if you have any comments or questions. A member of our team will follow up as appropriate.