Route 64 East Pittsburgh -
Wilkinsburg bus route came into PAT's route structure from the former streetcar route 64
East Pittsburgh. While the route was undergoing the conversion from rail to bus, weekend
bus substitution was done and the buses kept the same route number as the streetcars to
help avoid confusing the public. Once the conversion was completed, the 64 designation was
retired and the route placed into the PAT corridor numbering system.
Garages assigned to the 64:
- Homewood Garage - 09/04/66 - 01/28/67
Route ran with window cards and destination signs.
Above are representative of what you would have seen for the route on
split sign buses for inbound and outbound. The 64 signs (curb side) were made by PAT and
spliced into the existing sign rolls.
Inbound routing - Electric Avenue at Wood via Wood, Beech, Linden,
Bessemer, Western, Center, Bell, Jones, Baldridge, Middle, Hawkins, Woodstock, Roslyn,
Noble, Waverly, Edgewood, Coal, Franklin, Mulberry, Kelly, Peebles, Forbes Avenue, South
Craig Street, Fifth Avenue, Seneca, Forbes Avenue, Stanwix Street to 4th Avenue.
Outbound routing - Stanwix Street at 4th Avenue via 4th Avenue, Ross,
Forbes Avenue, Gist, Fifth Avenue, South Craig Street, Forbes Avenue, Peebles, Kelly,
Mulberry, Rebecca, Swissvale, Edgewood, Waverly, Noble, Roslyn, Woodstock, Hawkins,
Middle, Baldridge, Jones, Bell, Draper, Bessemer, Linden, Beech, Braddock, Electric Avenue
A one way trip on the regular routing took approximately 43 minutes.
Started 09/04/66 as a weekend rail replacement route.
Ended 01/28/67 after full conversion of route to bus and route
The 64 bus route ran weekends only. Holiday service provided by
The route mirrored the the streetcar route.
Schedules (Known PAT issued schedules are listed):
The 64 had 1 distinct schedule type issued under folder PH-5 and were a
plain white, 4 panel fold out schedule. The 64 shared a schedule with the 61C McKeesport -
Homestead and the 67 Rankin - Braddock.
- PH-5F - 09/04/66 - Corrected to 09/07/66 and then reprinted without correction *
The 64 bus route was renumbered to the 61A East Pittsburgh -
Wilkinsburg after the conversion from rail to bus was complete on 01/28/67. The 61A began
operations on 01/29/67.
We will have the history of the 64 trolley line and the 61A bus route
up at a later date.
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Route map of the 64, the schedule and time table for the route.