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79C Maplewood

Route 79C came into PAT's route structure in 1964 from the Burrelli Transit Service route, Wilkinsburg-Maplewood. The route can be traced back to Burrelli to late 1949 when the owner of the company took over routes from a small independent operator called Miller Bus Lines which went out of business in 1949. The official PUC transfer of this route from the former Miller operation to the Burrelli operation occurred on August 15, 1950. It is not currently known how long Miller Bus Lines operated the route.

Garages assigned to the 79C:

Homewood Garage - 03/16/64 - 07/08/72
East Liberty Division - 07/09/72 - ??/??/75

Destination Signs:

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None. When the route was in service the 79C ran with window cards.


From Maplewood at Grand to Mill, McKee, Foliage, Ewing, James, Coal, Maple, Swissvale, Wallace, Hay, Penn, Peebles, Ross, Trenton to Penn.

From Trenton at Penn to Hay, Ross, Swissvale, Maple, Coal, Grand to Maplewood.

Approximate one way trip time was 15 minutes.


67/68A - Monroeville
67C - Wilkinsburg
67E - Greensburg Pike
69C - Regent Square
79A - Blackridge
79B - Churchill Valley

Route Highlights:

  • Started: 03/16/64 (Burrelli takeover date)

  • Ended: ??/??/75 - Currently locating the elimination date

  • Route ran only in peak periods, Monday through Friday with no weekend or holiday service.

Schedules (Known PAT issued schedules are listed):

There were 3 distinct schedules issued for the 79C.

Homewood issued the 79C schedule as a schedule card under folder PH-32 between 1965 and 1967. Starting in 1968, the schedule was combined with the existing 69C, 79A and 79B under folder PH-20 which was a 2 panel paper fold out schedule.

PH-32A - 09/05/65
PH-32B - ?
PH-32C - ?
PH-32D - 09/04/66
PH-32E - ?
PH-32F - 09/05/67
PH-20? - ? - Researching when the 79C was added to PH-20
PH-20J - ?
PH-20K - ?
PH-20L - 12/13/70
PH-20M - ?
PH-20N -
PH-20P - 02/06/72

East Liberty Division Schedules were folder E-9. The 79C shared a schedule with the 69C, 79A and 79C and it was a 2 panel fold out schedule in both the 60's era and MOD era schedule design.

E-9A - 07/09/72
E-9B - ?
E-9C - 10/15/72
E-9D - ?
E-9E - 09/02/73
E-9F - ?
E-9G - 09/01/74
E-9H - 11/24/74

Route Disposition:

Route was discontinued in 1975 as a cost cutting move due to low ridership. Very limited service was still provided to the area through a new extention of the 67E. The E-9 schedules continued show the Maplewood service but as the revised 67E limited service.

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The route map for the 79C, an early example of one of the schedules and a later example of how the 79C schedule was displayed in the public time table.

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