Portland MAX Light Rail

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Operator Tri-Met
System Type Light Rail
Year Opened 1986
# of Lines 4
# of Cars 105
Mileage 44.3 miles
Gauge Standard
Stations 64
Power Overhead
Website Trimet
Data Date 2007
1st Visit 2/1990
Last Visit 5/2016
% Rode 100%

US Transit > PNW > Portland
MAX Light Rail

MAX

Portland Light Rail system is dubbed MAX, for Metropolitan Area Express. MAX is often used as a model for other cities world wide. It's biggest success is re-zoning areas around MAX stations to encourage higher density housing thus increasing patronage and discourages suburban sprawl.

The are currently 5 MAX lines. The Blue Line runs East-West between Hillsboro and Gresham. The Red Line starts in Beaverton on the Blue line, then branches off at Gateway to go to the Airport. The Yellow Line starts downtown at PSU on the new Transit Mall alignment (as of 9/2009) then heads north along Interstate Ave to Expo Center. The Green Line also starts at PSU, then joins the Blue/Red along the Banfield corridor to Gateway. There is heads south along I-205 to Clackamas Town Center. The newest line is the Orange Line which is basically an extension of the Yellow line south from PSU to the South Waterfront over the new Tillikum Crossing Bridge thru Westmoreland, Milwaulkie and ending in Oak Grove.

 

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   If you have any questions or comments please use the feedback page, or E-mail Ktransit.
     All Logos, symbols for airlines, railroads and transit systems are trademarks and/or copyrighted by the owning airline/railroad/transit system
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