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50G Riverview Circle

Route 50G could trace its history back to the former Mon Valley Bus Company. The Mon Valley Bull Run Road line was started in 1941 and extended to the then new defense housing project known as Riverview Circle in 1943. The main purpose of the route was as a feeder route to McKeesport. The 50G was closely related and tied into what became the 50C Monongahela - McKeesport line under PAT and from information on the Mon Valley Bus Company, it appears they were also closely related in pre-PAT days as well.

Garages assigned to the 50G:

Brentwood Garage - 06/26/64 - 03/30/68
McKeesport Garage - 03/31/68 - 11/22/69

Destination Signs:

Route ran with window cards only. On 50C combined trips, the 50C reading would be used with a 50G window card.


Uncombined routing from McKeesport - Lysle Blvd at Market Street via Market (Locust), Fifth Avenue, Jerome Street Bridge, River Road Ramp, Rebecca, Atlantic Avenue, John Street, Pacific Avenue to Ramp No. 2, Fifth Avenue, Mansfield Bridge, Pittsburgh-McKeesport Blvd, Bull Run (Bettis Road), Ridgeview Drive, Clearview Road, Riverview Drive to Ridgeview Drive.

Uncombined routing to McKeesport - Ridgeview Road at Riverview Drive via Ridgeview Road, Bull Run (Bettis Road), Pittsburgh-McKeesport Blvd, Mansfield Bridge, Fifth Avenue, Ramp No. 2, Pacific Avenue, Erie Avenue, River Road, River Road Ramp, Fifth Avenue, Jerome Street Bridge, Lysle Blvd, Gibson, 5th Avenue, Market (Locust) to Lysle Blvd.

A one way trip on the uncombined regular routing took approximately 11 minutes.

Route Highlights:

  • Started: 06/26/64 (Date of Mon Valley acquisition)

  • Ended: 11/22/69 due to low ridership

  • The 50G ran only Monday through Saturday with no Sunday or holiday service.

  • Most 50G service was combined with the 50C. There were only 8 trips daily that ran the actual 50G route with additional trips being combined with the 50C as an extension of that route as of 1965.

  • By 1968, 50G trips were run as the 50C with a "via Riverview Circle" sign but schedules still designated the trips officially as 50G although there was only 1 true 50G trip by this point. The 50C trips continued on to the rest of its route after the Riverview Circle deviation.

  • If the 50G had been implemented later in PAT's history, it most likely would have been done as a finger/deviation off of the regular 50C route, as it eventually became, rather than having it as a stand alone route.

Schedules (Known PAT issued schedules are listed):

The 50G had two distinct schedule style from Brentwood, carrying folder number B-10 and using the 60's era styling in black as a fold out schedule combined with the 50A 50B, 50C and 50E.

B-10A - 08/30/64
B-10B - 05/20/65
B-10C - 08/01/65 - Corrected to 11/28/65
B-10E - 03/20/66
B-10F - ?
B-10G - 04/13/67

Schedules from the McKeesport garage carried folder number M-11 and was combined with the existing 51E schedule as well as the 50A, 50B and 50C. This schedule was also a fold out schedule of the 60's era styling in black.

M-11D - 03/31/69
M-11E - ?
M-11F - ?

There may have been schedules issued prior to B-10A as very early schedules were simply reprints of the former operator schedule.

Route Disposition:

The 50G was discontinued effective 11/22/69. Most service along the old 50G route was continued by the 50C Monongahela - McKeesport route however service to Riverview Circle was completely eliminated which was the purpose of the 50G.

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Route map of the 50G.

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