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5N New Kensington Bridge Shuttle

The reincarnation of the 5N route number came from the temporary closing of the New Kensington Bridge. The 5N was a temporary route designed to meet up with the 1A New Kensington and 77/78A Oakmont on the Springdale side of the river and provide connections for riders to and from New Kensington. This was strictly a short term emergency shuttle route expected to last approximately 4 months.

Garages assigned to the 5N:

Harmar Division - 05/01/89 - 09/01/89 (estimated)

Destination Signs:


Route ran strictly with window cards and "Emergency Route", "PAT Shuttle" or a blank sign.

The above is representative of what you would have seen for the route.


From Springdale - Pittsburgh Street at Butler Road via Butler Road, Lincoln Avenue, Pittsburgh Street, Freeport Road, West 7th Avenue, Lock Street, 6th Avenue, 1st Avenue, Corbet Street, 6th Avenue, Tarentum Bridge, Route 366, Stevenson Road, 7th Street, Industrial Blvd, 9th Street, 4th Avenue to 7th Street.

From New Kensington - 4th Avenue and 7th Street via 7th Street, Stevenson Road, Route 366, Tarentum Bridge, 1st Avenue, Corbet Street, Ross Street, West 7th Avenue, Freeport Road, Pittsburgh Street to Butler Road.

Alternate from Springdale - Regular route to Tarentum Bridge, Freeport Road, Drey Street, 5th Avenue, 9th Street to 4th Avenue.

Alternate from New Kensington - 9th Street at 4th Avenue via 4th Avenue, 18th Street, Horne Street, Drey Street, Freeport Road, Tarentum Bridge then via regular route.

The approximate one way route trip time was 27 minutes.

Route Highlights:

  • Started: 05/01/89 as a temporary shuttle route.

  • Ended: 09/01/89 due the New Kensington Bridge reopening.

  • The 5N start and end dates are approximate based on the schedule issued. We are trying to locate some 1A New Kensington schedules and service announcements issued during the closure to verify the exact dates. The November 19, 1989 1A schedule indicated routings were back to normal.

  • Route issued free "CT" transfers and free CT transfers were issued on connecting routes to the 5N.

Schedules (Known PAT issued schedules are listed):

Only 1 schedule is known to have been printed without a folder number. It was a 4 panel fold out schedule with schedule, map and details of transfers between routes.

Route Disposition:

Route 5N was discontinued after the New Kensington Bridge was reopened. Route 1A New Kensington then assumed its normal routing.

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The route map for the 5N and a schedule issued for the route.

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This page was updated on November 08, 2006

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