Expect delays as the Portland Marathon takes to the streets this Sunday

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Buses rerouted/MAX trains and buses delayed at times
The annual Portland Marathon takes to the streets on Sunday morning, Oct. 7, and TriMet riders should plan for some delays and bus reroutes. The marathon and half-marathon will cross MAX tracks and bus routes as the runs wind through Downtown Portland, North Portland, Northwest Portland and Southwest Portland.

Prior to past races, TriMet has experienced problems with autos stopping in bus lanes and on MAX tracks in Downtown Portland to drop off run participants. TriMet reminds drivers that blocking transit-only lanes is illegal and unsafe.

MAX service impacts

During the race, MAX trains on all four lines may hold for up to 15 minutes in several locations to allow runners to cross the tracks.

Bus service impacts

Seventeen bus lines will be rerouted. Those include lines 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, 33, 35, 44, 54, 56, 72 and 77.

Some buses will experience sporadic delays as they stop for runners. Before heading out on Sunday morning, riders can check trimet.org/alerts for impacts to their particular bus lines.

Plan ahead

TriMet’s online trip planner makes it easy to plan a trip, with information on travel and walk times, transfers and cost. Visit trimet.org, m.trimet.org for smartphones.