Portland Marathon to impact TriMet service Sunday


Agency asks marathon goers to keep transit lanes open

TriMet riders should plan for some delays and bus detours on Sunday morning, Oct. 6 as the 43rd annual Portland Marathon takes to the streets. The marathon and half-marathon will cross MAX tracks and bus routes as the runs step through southwest, northwest and north Portland.

In the past, TriMet has experienced autos stopping in bus lanes and on MAX tracks on 5th and 6th avenues in downtown Portland to drop off run participants. We strongly remind 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. Riders should plan extra time into their trips through downtown and north Portland.

Bus service impacts

Fifteen bus lines will be detoured during the event. Those include lines 4, 6, 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.

See something. Say something

Whether at a community event, walking on a city sidewalk or on a TriMet vehicle or property we remind you to be aware of your surroundings and the people around you. If you see something suspicious or alarming, say something. Call 9-1-1 or if you are on a TriMet vehicle, let the operator know.

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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, or m.trimet.org for smartphones.