Elevator at TriMet’s NE 60th Ave MAX Station to close Dec. 18 for additional improvements

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Work requires three-week closure Dec. 18 – Jan. 9

NE 60th Ave MAX Station elevator

TriMet will close the elevator at the NE 60th Ave MAX Station Tuesday, Dec. 18 through Wednesday, Jan. 9, for additional improvements. The work, like the renovations made earlier this year, is part of a multi-year, $22 million project to keep our elevators safe and make them more reliable far into the future. As there is only one elevator between the platform and street level at this MAX station, riders who need to use an elevator must adjust their trips. We have directions around the closure posted at trimet.org/elevators.

TriMet’s Rider Support team can help riders plan ahead for the elevator closure. The team can be reached 24 hours a day via text message at (503) 238-7433 and on Twitter at @trimethelp. They also are available for phone calls seven days a week between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at 503-238-RIDE (7433).

Elevator improvements at NE 60th Ave station

Overhauling the NE 60th Ave MAX Station elevator

During the upcoming closure of the elevator at the NE 60th Ave Station, crews will install a roof vent on the elevator building to improve air movement and help keep it cool during hot weather. We’re also increasing fire safety measures by adding heat detectors at each elevator landing, and doing other smaller touchups. We’ve already replaced all the components of the elevator cabs including electronics, mechanical and HVAC equipment, and the panels and doors.

Some elevator improvements almost complete, more ahead

We’re just finishing up improvements at the NE 82nd Ave Station elevator. Then crews will move to the NE 60th Ave Station. After those renovations are made, we will begin work on the elevator at the Hollywood/NE 42nd Ave Transit Center in January.

Elevator improvements schedule:

  • NE 82nd Ave Station: Closed through mid-December
  • NE 60th Ave Station: Closed Tuesday, Dec. 18 – Wednesday, Jan. 9
  • Hollywood Transit Center: Closed Thursday, Jan. 10 into April

Making Transit Better

The elevator improvements are part of TriMet’s commitment to make transit better. These three elevators have been running since MAX service began in 1986. They are heavily used as they are the only way to reach MAX trains other than taking the stairs. They are also outdoors and exposed to harsh weather elements. After work is completed on these elevators, we plan to upgrade three to five elevators at other stations each year in the coming years. It’s part of our efforts to improve the overall rider experience, with ongoing upgrades to vehicles, stations and tracks.