MAX operator training on the new line starts today
Starting today, June 29, you’ll see more MAX trains running on the new Orange Line between downtown Portland and southeast Portland to the southern end of the line in Milwaukie and north Clackamas County. Our MAX operators are beginning training on the new alignment in advance
of the Sept. 12, 2015 opening. If you’re driving, walking or biking around Orange Line tracks and rail crossings, please look out for trains and approach crossings with care. Here are some important safety tips.
The Orange Line opens in just 74 days. While construction is wrapping up, the comprehensive safety certification program continues. Check out Catch the Orange for events leading up to opening.
About the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project – MAX Orange Line
The 7.3-mile project is the region’s sixth MAX construction project and will improve transit in this corridor that extends from the terminus of the MAX Green and Yellow lines at Portland State University in Downtown Portland to South Waterfront, SE Portland, Milwaukie and North Clackamas County. About the project:
• 7.3 miles
• 10 stations
• The first of its kind multi-modal bridge in the U.S. will carry light rail and streetcar trains, buses, bicyclists and pedestrians, but no private vehicles.
• Opens Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015
• Expands the MAX system to 60 miles and 97 stations
The Federal Transit Administration, State of Oregon, Clackamas County, Metro, City of Milwaukie, Multnomah County, City of Oregon City, Oregon Department of Transportation, City of Portland, Portland Development Commission and TriMet.