Temporary service adjustments for buses coming to Clackamas Town Center this holiday season

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Bus lines serving the Clackamas Town Center will be detoured again this year to keep them moving around possible congestion

For the eighth year in a row, TriMet will be detouring buses from the Clackamas Town Center parking lot during what have historically been the busiest shopping days of the holiday season.

Even though COVID-19 has changed people’s shopping patterns, traffic and crowds may well increase at the mall beginning on Friday, Nov. 27—Black Friday. Although some retailers have taken extra precautions against COVID-19, such as allowing for curbside pick-up, traffic through the parking lot is expected to be be heavier than it’s been during the preceding months of the pandemic. The detours will happen during nine days in November and December. Because stops are located within the parking lot, moving their locations and detouring buses around traffic helps keep people moving and buses running on time through the entire bus lines.

Detour details

The Clackamas Town Center Transit Center will remain open, and the detour will not affect MAX Green Line service.

We do encourage that riders on the affected bus lines plan an extra 15 minutes during these service changes. We thank our riders in advance for their patience during the detours, and for their understanding that they’re necessary to help reduce delays within the limited space of the parking lot.

Lines

29, 30, 31, 33, 34, 71, 72, 79, 152, 155, 156

Dates

  • Friday, Nov. 27
  • Saturday – Sunday, Dec. 12-13
  • Saturday – Wednesday, Dec. 19-23
  • Saturday, Dec. 26

Hours

1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Temporary stop locations

When detours are in effect, bus stops near the Clackamas Town Center Transit Center will be closed. These stops (ID 13247 and ID 13248) are located off of Ring Road, which loops around the parking lot. The stop for eastbound Clackamas Town Center buses (ID 12921) will be closed and moved to a temporary location nearby, between the entrance of the cinema and Monterey Avenue.

Buses from this stop will then travel to the SE Fuller Rd MAX Station to transfer passengers to the MAX Green Line. At the Fuller Rd station, riders can board a Green Line train to continuing to the Clackamas Town Center mall stop (ID 12922). Westbound buses will serve a temporary stop at the SE Fuller Rd station before continuing to the Clackamas Town Center Mall stop (ID 12922).

Signs will be posted and Customer Service staff will be on hand at the closed stops to help riders find their buses and answer questions.

Tips for going from a bus to the MAX Green Line

  • Stay onboard your bus and continue to SE Fuller Rd MAX Station.
  • Board a bus at the temporary stop between the cinema and Monterey Avenue and transfer at the SE Fuller Rd MAX Station.
  • Get off at the Clackamas Town Center Mall stop (ID 12922) and proceed about a ½ mile to Clackamas Town Center Transit Center.

Tips for going from the MAX Green Line to a bus

  • Proceed about ½ mile from Clackamas Town Center Transit Center to Clackamas Town Center Mall stop (ID 12922).
  • Get off MAX at SE Fuller Rd MAX Station and board bus at the temporary stop in the parking lot.

Staying safe and healthy this holiday season

TriMet will continue taking precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. With temperatures dropping, we urge people to bundle up and dress warmly. Buses may be cooler than they have been in previous falls and winters. To help circulate more fresh air, some windows on buses may be cracked. We also encourage riders to open a window near them. While this may make buses a little breezy, the Oregon Health Authority says open windows offer great ventilation and help reduce COVID-19 transmission when combined with face coverings and physical distancing

To help with physical distancing, TriMet continues to limit the number of passengers on board buses to between 19 and 24 people. Please stay at least 3 feet apart from other riders on buses, MAX and at stations and stops. Remember to wear your face covering both when you’re at a stop or station, and when you’re on a bus or train. If you’ve misplaced your face covering, you can grab a disposable mask from a dispenser as you board.

For information and updates about how TriMet has adapted to the pandemic, visit trimet.org/health. We appreciate our riders’ understanding as we make adjustments to safely and efficiently serve the community. If you need help or have questions, our Rider Support team is available by phone, text or social media (@trimethelp) from 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., seven days a week.