Father Pitt

First Avenue Subway Station

Posted in Downtown, Transit by Dr. Boli on April 5, 2009


It may be a bit perverse to call it a subway station when it’s clearly an elevated station, but this is the section of combined streetcar lines that Pittsburghers generally call the subway. Most of it is indeed underground; First Avenue is the only elevated station downtown. Above, an inbound train arrives on its way into the subway tunnel; below, an outbound train picks up passengers.


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  1. New Subway: Allegheny « Father Pitt said, on March 27, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    [...] (Fallowfield, which juts out over the edge of a cliff, is mostly elevated), the other being First Avenue. It’s an attractive station whose best feature is its entrance, which actually looks as pure [...]

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