Route 25C could trace its history
back to a former Shafer Coach
Lines route started in 1963. As Shafer ran the line, it was a deviation from the
regular Pittsburgh - Coraopolis - Airport line (which became PAT's 21A) and served 2 trips
daily under Shafer to serve the recently developed Sharon Hill Manor community. When PAT
took over operations, it was separated into a local community route and given its own
Garages assigned to the 25C:
- Ohio Valley Region (Coraopolis Garage) - 03/03/64 - ??/??/??
Route ran with window cards only. Above is a
representation of what you may have seen.
Routing from Coraopolis - Fifth Avenue and Montour to Montour Street
Extension, Hassam Road, Coraopolis & Carnot Road, Snyder Drive, Thornburg Road,
Coraopolis & Carnot Road, Stacker Drive, Chaplin Drive, South Patton Drive, Beers
School Road to Greater Pittsburgh International Airport.
Routing from airport - Greater Pittsburgh International Airport to
Beers School Road, South Patton Drive, Chaplin Drive, Stacker Drive, Coraopolis &
Carnot Road, Thornburg Road, Snyder Drive, Coraopolis & Carnot Road, Hassam Road,
Montour Street Extension, Montour, Fifth Avenue, Ferrence, Fourth Avenue, Montour to Fifth
Approximate one way trip time was 17 minutes.
Started 03/03/64 (Acquisition date of Shafer).
Ended ??/??/?? due to low ridership. Date unsure and we are currently
researching this. It was still around as of 05/01/66 and was gone before 03/31/68.
The 25C ran only 2 round trips a day, Monday through Friday with no
Saturday, Sunday or holiday service.
The 25C went through 4 fare zones under the original fare zone
This route was an early attempt by PAT to streamline regular route
operations by splitting off some lower patronage route deviations into their own local
community route. As Shafer originally ran it, the route was attached to their main route
as a deviation which is how PAT ran it after the 25C was discontinued.
The 25C schedule issued was extremely difficult to comprehend as it
lumped various 21A limited extensions and 38A trips into the same time table.
Schedules (Known PAT issued schedules are listed):
The 25C had 2 distinct schedule types and carried the folder OV-2. The
first being an all white fold out schedule and the second being a fold out schedule in the
late 60's era styling.
The schedules from the Ohio Valley Region.
- OV-2A - 08/30/64
- OV-2B - 06/27/65 - Corrected to 05/01/66
- OV-2C - ?
- OV-2D - ?
- OV-2E - ?
- OV-2F - ?
- OV-2G - 01/02/68
There may have been a folder before OV-2A as many early schedules were
reprints from former operator schedules.
The 25C was merged into the 21A Coraopolis in 1968 as a limited service
deviation of the route.
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The route map for the 25C and one of the schedules with the 25C trips