TriMet adjusts service plan during track improvement project in Lloyd District, apologizes for delay

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Shuttle buses serving MAX stations through Friday, Aug. 15; Red Line not running between Convention Center/Rose Quarter and Gateway Transit Center

TriMet MAX and Line 70 service are disrupted through Friday, August 15, due to a track and switch improvement project at NE 11th and Holladay Street. MAX trains are unable to run between the Rose Quarter Transit Center/Convention Center Station and the Lloyd Center/NE 11th Avenue Station. Shuttle buses, running frequently, are taking riders around the disruption.

Monday, the first day of the disruption, led to longer-than-expected commutes and for that, we apologize to our riders. To lessen the delays, we are streamlining our train maneuvers as they turn around on a single track at Lloyd Center and at the Rose Quarter. This has led us to adjust our service plan during the remaining days of the disruption. We are still asking riders to plan an extra 30 minutes to their commutes.

Service plan for Tuesday, Aug. 12 – Friday, Aug. 15

  • Westbound MAX trains will not run between Lloyd Center and the Rose Quarter platforms. Eastbound trains will not run between the Oregon Convention Center and the Lloyd Center platforms. Shuttle buses will take riders between stations.
  • In addition to the disruption zone, Green Line trains will not run in downtown Portland and, new as of start of service Tuesday, Red Line trains will not run from Lloyd Center to Gateway Transit Center.
  • Riders should add an extra 30 minutes to their commutes.

We thank our riders for their continued patience as we work to mitigate delays during the disruption and, again, apologize for the inconvenience.
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Line-by-line impacts

Blue Line

From the east side
For trips toward Portland City Center and Hillsboro, riders should get off at Lloyd Center/NE 11th Ave MAX Station and board a shuttle bus to the Rose Quarter area. At the Rose Quarter MAX Station, riders can board a Blue Line toward Hillsboro or a Red Line train toward Portland City Center and Beaverton.

From the west side
For trips from Hillsboro and/or Portland City Center toward Gateway Transit Center and Gresham, riders should get off at Convention Center MAX Station and board a shuttle bus to Lloyd Center/NE 11th Ave MAX Station. At the Lloyd Center/NE 11th Ave MAX Station, riders can board a Blue train to continue their trip.

Red Line

From the east side
For trips toward Portland City Center and Beaverton, riders should get off at Gateway Transit Center and transfer to a Blue or Green Line train. At Lloyd Center/NE 11th Ave MAX Station, riders will board a shuttle bus to the Rose Quarter area. At Rose Quarter MAX Station, riders can board either a Blue or Red Line train to continue the trip toward Beaverton.

From the west side
For trips toward the Portland International Airport, riders should get off at Convention Center MAX Station and board a shuttle bus to Lloyd Center/NE 11th Ave MAX Station, then catch a Blue or Green Line to Gateway and transfer to a Red Line.

Note: Airport-bound riders can take a Blue or a Red Line from Beaverton or Portland City Center to the Convention Center, then transfer to a shuttle bus to go to the Lloyd Center Station. Or, riders in downtown can catch a Yellow Line train to the Interstate Rose Quarter MAX Station, then transfer to our shuttle bus service to the Lloyd Center Station.

Green Line

To Portland City Center
For trips toward Portland City Center and Portland State University, riders should get off at Lloyd Center/NE 11th Ave MAX Station and board a shuttle bus to Interstate Rose Quarter MAX Station. At the Interstate Rose Quarter MAX Station, riders can board a Yellow Line train to continue their trip toward Portland City Center and Portland State University.

To Clackamas Town Center
For trips toward Gateway Transit Center and Clackamas Town Center, board a Yellow Line train on the Portland Transit Mall and transfer to a shuttle bus at Interstate Rose Quarter MAX Station. At Lloyd Center/NE 11th Ave MAX Station, board a Green Line train to continue your trip.

Yellow Line
The Yellow Line is not affected by the disruption.

Bus Line 70
Bus service to and from Rose Quarter Transit Center is not affected. However, in the Lloyd Center area, Line 70-12th/33rd Ave will be detoured. The stops on NE 11th and Holladay and NE 11th and Multnomah will be closed. Temporary stops will be located on NE 9th and Holladay. Riders should use caution when crossing NE Holladay as there will be increased bus traffic.

More information available at trimet.org/lloyd.

Tips for riders

  • Plan ahead: Allow an extra 30 minutes for your trip.
  • TriMet’s online trip planner makes it easy to plan a trip, with information on Park & Rides, travel and walk times, transfers and cost. Visit trimet.org, or m.trimet.org for smartphones.
  • Shuttle buses will be running frequently during peak travel times.
  • In the Priority Seating area at the front of the bus, move for seniors and people with disabilities.
  • TriMet staff will be on hand to help, and signs will direct you to shuttle buses, and recommended walking and biking routes.

Improving the ride
Crews will be replacing a MAX track switch located in the intersection of NE 11th Avenue and Holladay Street, as well as track turnouts and infill between tracks and ties. This week-long project is part of TriMet’s on-going investment in MAX maintenance and infrastructure to improve safety, reliability and on-time performance and is expected to cost $1.26 million.

We know our riders want more and better service. That’s why, over the next few years, we’re working to grow our network of buses and trains—while improving the overall rider experience. New transit projects, such as the Portland-Milwaukie MAX Line opening in 2015, will provide commuters a much-needed alternative to sitting in traffic. Meanwhile, ongoing upgrades to vehicles, stations and tracks are helping to improve reliability and make your ride more comfortable. We’re gradually bringing service frequency back up to pre-recession levels, which means less waiting and less crowding on board buses and trains. And, we’re improving our trip tools so you have access to service information when and where you need it, along with convenient ways to pay your fare.