Track improvements to disrupt MAX lines at Rose Quarter Transit Center Friday, July 24


Plan an extra 30-60 minutes for trips through Lloyd District between 4 a.m. and 2 p.m.

TriMet crews will be improving a section of light rail track just east of the Rose Quarter Transit Center. The work will require a partial-day disruption of MAX Blue, Green and Red lines on Friday, July 24, from the start of service through about 2 p.m. Shuttle buses will serve stations between the Rose Quarter area and Lloyd Center/NE 11th Ave MAX Station. Riders should plan an extra 30 to 60 minutes, depending on their destination, for trips that go through the area. MAX Green and Red lines will have further service adjustments. MAX Yellow Line will not be affected.

Auto and bicycle traffic will experience some delays on northbound Interstate Avenue between Multnomah Street and Drexler Drive during the ten-hour disruption. Flaggers will be on hand to provide direction. Also, NE 2nd Avenue will be closed to traffic between Multnomah and Holladay streets.

What you need to know

Travel between Hillsboro/Beaverton and Rose Quarter

  • MAX Blue and Red lines will run regular service between the westside and the Steel Bridge. On the eastside of the bridge, trains will serve the Interstate/Rose Quarter Station, normally only served by the Yellow Line.

Travel between Rose Quarter and Gresham/Clackamas

  • Shuttle buses will run between Interstate/Rose Quarter and Lloyd Center/NE 11th Ave stations, and serve the Convention Center and NE 7th Ave stations. They will pick up and drop off adjacent to MAX stations.
  • MAX Blue and Green lines will run regular service on the eastside between the Lloyd Center/NE 11th Ave Station and Gresham/Clackamas.
  • MAX Red Line will not run between the Lloyd District and Gateway Transit Center.
  • Plan up to 30 extra minutes for trips to accommodate transfers between trains and buses.

Travel to Portland International Airport

  • From the westside, take MAX Blue or Red Line to Interstate/Rose Quarter.
  • Transfer to a PDX express shuttle bus that will run directly to Portland International Airport.
  • From Lloyd Center/NE 11th Station or farther east, take MAX Blue or Green Line to Gateway Transit Center and transfer to a Red Line train.
  • MAX Red Line on the eastside will be running between Gateway Transit Center and PDX only.
  • Plan an extra 45 to 60 minutes for trips to the airport, as shuttle buses will be running in regular traffic.

Travel from Portland International Airport toward Portland City Center and farther west

  • MAX Red Line will run regular service between PDX and Gateway Transit Center.
  • Transfer from MAX Red Line to a westbound MAX Blue or Green Line at Gateway.
  • Take a shuttle bus from Lloyd Center/NE 11th Ave Station to Interstate/Rose Quarter Station, and then connect with MAX Blue or Red Line to continue to Beaverton/Hillsboro. For downtown trips, take a MAX Blue, Red or Yellow Line train.
  • Plan up to 45 to 60 extra minutes for trips to accommodate transfers between trains and buses.

Travel between Portland State University/Transit Mall stations and Rose Quarter

  • Take MAX Yellow Line between Interstate/Rose Quarter Station and Portland State University.
  • MAX Green Line will not running in downtown Portland.
  • Trips between Expo Center and Portland City Center will not be affected.

Improvements to increase MAX reliability

Crews will improve a section of eastbound track along NE Holladay Street between NE 1st and 2nd avenues. The track through this area is some 30 years old. We will be upgrading the materials under and alongside the rails that will allow trains to run at regular speeds, thus improving time and connections with other MAX and bus lines.

The work will begin about 12:15 a.m. on July 24 and run through about 2 p.m. TriMet has coordinated with Moda Center and Oregon Convention Center staff for events occurring during the construction.

TriMet staff will be at key transfer points to help guide riders through the disruption. We thank our riders for their patience and understanding while crews complete this important work to improve MAX service.

Improving the ride

We know our riders want more and better service. That’s why we’re working to grow our network of buses and trains, while improving the overall rider experience. New transit projects, such as the MAX Orange Line opening Sept. 12, 2015, will provide riders a much-needed alternative to sitting in traffic. Meanwhile, we’re committed to reinvesting in our rail network, making upgrades to ensure MAX remains safe, reliable and efficient far into the future. And, we’re improving our trip tools so you have easy access to service information when and where you need it, along with convenient ways to pay your fare.