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Fares of The Duquesne Incline, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Fares of
The Duquesne Incline
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Older view of Duquesne Incline Lower Station and car

Effective 2012 July 1

Why the increase in fares?

Please pay exact fare at Lower Incline Station; conductor has no change.

One-Way Fares *** Round-Trip Fares

One-Way Fare Including FREE Transfer to Downtown Pittsburgh

One-Way Fare Including Transfer to Points Beyond Downtown Pittsburgh


One-Way Incline Trip -

Adults - $2.50
Children (ages 6 to 11) - $1.25
Children under age 6 (when accompanied by a fare-paying passenger) - No Charge
Senior Citizens - No Charge, when displaying a Senior Citizen Pass or Medicare Card (Senior Citizen free-fare privilege, reimbursed from the Pennsylvania Lottery Fund, is now good at all times--there are, no longer, any restricted hours!)
Passengers with Disabilities (during off-peak hours only*) - $1.25
Special, discounted rates are available for groups of ten or more people. Tour buses can park at the Incline's parking lot, across West Carson Street from the Lower Station, for no charge. For more information:
Group Visits
The Duquesne Incline
1220 Grandview Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15211
(412) 381-1665

Riders of The Duquesne Incline may take a bicycle with them, on the Incline cable car, for an additional cash fare(i.e. the bicycle patron would then pay two fares, for transport of self and bicycle).


Round-Trip Incline Trip -

Adults - $5.00
Children (ages 6 to 11) - $2.50
Children under age 6 (when accompanied by a fare-paying passenger) - No Charge
Senior Citizens - No Charge, when displaying a Senior Citizen Pass or Medicare Card (Senior Citizen free-fare privilege, reimbursed from the Pennsylvania Lottery Fund, is now good at all times--there are, no longer, any restricted hours!)
Passengers with Disabilities (during off-peak hours only*) - $2.50
Special, discounted rates are available for groups of ten or more people. Tour buses can park at the Incline's parking lot, across West Carson Street from the Lower Station, for no charge. For more information:
Group Visits
The Duquesne Incline
1220 Grandview Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15211
(412) 381-1665

Riders of The Duquesne Incline may take a bicycle with them, on the Incline cable car, for an additional cash fare(i.e. the bicycle patron would then pay two fares, for transport of self and bicycle).


Full Cash Fare for travel between Duquesne Heights and Downtown Pittsburgh (includes free "CT" Continuation Transfer****, for transfer between Incline and buses to Downtown) -

Adults - $2.50
Children (ages 6 to 11) - $1.25
Children under age 6 (when accompanied by a fare-paying passenger) - No Charge
Senior Citizens - No Charge, when displaying a Senior Citizen Pass or Medicare Card (Senior Citizen free-fare privilege, reimbursed from the Pennsylvania Lottery Fund, is now good at all times--there are, no longer, any restricted hours!)
Passengers with Disabilities(during off-peak hours only*) - $1.25


Full Cash Fare for travel between Duquesne Heights and points beyond Downtown Pittsburgh, which require the use of a one-dollar transfer*** (also includes free "CT" Continuation Transfer****, for transfer between Incline and buses to Downtown) -

Adults - $3.50
Children (ages 6 to 11) - $1.75 (charge for transfer is 50 cents ***)
Children under age 6 (when accompanied by a fare-paying passenger) - No Charge
Senior Citizens - No Charge, when displaying a Senior Citizen Pass or Medicare Card (Senior Citizen free-fare privilege, reimbursed from the Pennsylvania Lottery Fund, is now good at all times--there are, no longer, any restricted hours!)
Passengers with Disabilities(during off-peak hours only*) - $1.75

Note: Paid Transfers are valid for three hours from the time of issuance.

*Senior Citizens, age 65 and older, may ride The Duquesne Incline, as well as PAT buses and Light Rail Vehicles, for No Charge, when displaying a Senior Citizen Pass or Medicare Card (Senior Citizen free-fare privilege, reimbursed from the Pennsylvania Lottery Fund, is now good at all times--there are, no longer, any restricted hours!)
To take advantage of this Senior Citizen ride program, Seniors must present to the Conductor of The Duquesne Incline(at the Carson Street Station), or to bus drivers, a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Senior Citizen Identification Card(blue for men and yellow for women)[offered, for no charge, by the Port Authority of Allegheny County], or a valid Medicare Card.

*Passengers with Disabilities may ride The Duquesne Incline, as well as PAT buses and Light Rail Vehicles, at half of the published rate of fare during all hours, except one peak hour on business day mornings (7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.) and one peak hour on business day afternoons (4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.), mandated by Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. To take advantage of the rides for the Disabled program, Disabled riders must present to the Conductor of The Duquesne Incline (at the Carson Street Station), or to bus drivers, a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Reduced Transit Fare Identification Card(green or goldenrod)[offered, for no charge, by thePort Authority of Allegheny County]. For more information about accessibility for the disabled on The Duquesne Incline, click here.

Valid Hours For
Reduced Transit Fare Card for the Disabled --

Monday through Friday [Except Major Legal Holidays]:
12:00 Midnight to 7:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. to 12:00 Midnight

[In other words, the only two hours on weekdays, when the the Disability pass cannot be used, are 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.]
Saturday, Sunday, and Major Legal Holidays** - ALL DAY LONG

**Major Legal Holidays --

Note: Although The Duquesne Incline does not reduce the Incline's hours of operation on any holiday, Port Authority bus and rail service is operated on a holiday schedule during the following six holidays:
New Year's Day (January 1)*****
Memorial Day/Decoration Day Observed (Last Monday in May)
Independence Day (July 4)*****
Labor Day (First Monday in September)
Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November)
Christmas Day (December 25)*****
Note: The Reduced Transit Fare Card for the Disabled is also valid on the following holidays. PAT bus and rail service, on these days, follows the regular weekday or weekend schedule (whichever applies):
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Third Monday in January)
Presidents' Day (Third Monday in February)
Good Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
Columbus Day--Observed (Second Monday in October)
Veterans' Day/Armistice Day (November 11)*****
*****When this holiday falls on a weekend[Saturday or Sunday], The Duquesne Incline and the Port Authority Transit system observes the closest weekday as the holiday [i.e. if the holiday falls on a Saturday, the previous day (Friday) is observed as the holiday; if the holiday falls on a Sunday, the next day (Monday) is observed as the holiday.]

Any Senior Citizen aged 65 or older, who presents a valid Port Authority Senior Citizen ID card, or a Medicare card, to the Conductor of The Duquesne Incline at the Carson Street Station(this is where all fares are paid) is eligible for a free ride . Any person with a disability, who presents a valid Port Authority disability card ("Reduced Transit Fare Identification Card") to the Conductor can ride for half of the published fare.

All Port Authority Transit (PAT) passes, tickets, and current transfers (including free "CT" continuation transfers****) can be used to pay for transportation on The Duquesne Incline. Note that Incline tokens have been discontinued, with the fare increase of 2002 September 1.
PAT Bus and Light Rail Transit/Subway Fares

***Transfers are valid for, at least, three hours for travel in any direction.


SPECIAL NOTE: WITH THE TRANSIT FARE INCREASE OF 2002 SEPTEMEBER 1, INCLINE TOKENS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED FOR PAYMENT OF PASSENGER FARES ON THE DUQUESNE INCLINE.
Image of Incline
Token

 

****Free "CT" Continuation Transfers will be issued on request to passengers transferring between bus route 40 Mt. Washington (formerly designated Port Authority Route 41E) and The Duquesne Incline, at the Incline's Upper Station on Grandview Avenue in Duquesne Heights; this same transfer will also be valid for transferring, again, between buses from Downtown and the Incline, at the Lower Station. Although two transfers are involved (i.e. bus to Incline to bus), the fare between any point in Mount Washington or Duquesne Heights and Downtown Pittsburgh is $2.50 for adults and $1.25 for children (ages 6-11).

Note that Port Authority Bus Route 43E Mt. Washington Express (where passengers could obtain a Continuation Transfer only in the  outbound direction, after riding The Duquesne Incline), has been discontinued.


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