Rose Quarter MAX Improvements

August 21 through September 3, MAX service will be disrupted and trains will be extremely crowded as we make major improvements near the Rose Quarter.

From the start of service on Sunday, August 21, through end of service on Saturday, September 3, crews will be making improvements near the Rose Quarter to improve MAX reliability and make for a smoother ride.

During this time, MAX Blue, Green and Red lines will be disrupted. All MAX lines will run at reduced frequency and three MAX stations will close (Rose Quarter Transit Center, Convention Center and NE 7th Ave).

MAX shuttle bus service will connect Rose Quarter and Lloyd Center and serve stops near closed stations.

MAX airport shuttles will provide direct service between the Airport and Kenton/N Denver Ave stations.

Because the Green Line will not run in Downtown Portland, extra trains will circle the Transit Mall on 5th and 6th avenues.

MAX Blue Line

Hillsboro-Interstate/Rose Quarter

Blue east

Blue Line trains will travel their normal route between Hillsboro and Portland City Center. After crossing the Steel Bridge, trains will serve the Interstate/Rose Quarter MAX Station.

To continue east of the Rose Quarter, transfer to a MAX shuttle bus at Interstate/Rose Quarter and connect with Blue or Green line at Lloyd Center/NE 11th Ave.

Blue Line trains traveling between Hillsboro and Portland City Center will run every 15 minutes during rush hour and every 20 minutes throughout most of the day.

Gresham-Lloyd Center

Blue west

Blue Line trains will travel between Gresham and Lloyd Center/NE 11th Ave. To continue to Downtown Portland, Beaverton or Hillsboro, transfer to a MAX shuttle bus at Lloyd Center and connect with Blue, Red or Yellow line trains at Interstate/Rose Quarter.

Blue Line trains traveling between Gresham and Lloyd Center will run every 15 minutes during rush hour and every 20 minutes throughout most of the day.

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MAX Green Line

Clackamas-Lloyd Center

Green west

Green Line trains will operate between Clackamas Town Center and Lloyd Center/NE 11th Ave, but will not continue into Downtown Portland.

To continue to Downtown Portland, transfer to a MAX shuttle bus at Lloyd Center and connect with Blue, Red or Yellow line trains at Interstate/Rose Quarter.

Green Line trains will run every 15 minutes during rush hour and every 20 minutes throughout most of the day.

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MAX Red Line

Beaverton-Expo Center

Red west

Red Line trains will travel their normal route between Beaverton and Portland City Center. After crossing the Steel Bridge, trains will serve Interstate/Rose Quarter MAX Station and then continue to Expo Center, serving Yellow Line stations.

To travel to the airport, connect with a MAX airport shuttle bus at Kenton/N Denver Ave (Stop ID 2957).

Red Line trains traveling between Beaverton and the Expo Center will run every 15 minutes during rush hour and every 20 minutes throughout most of the day.

Red transfer

To continue east of the Rose Quarter, connect with a MAX shuttle bus at Interstate/Rose Quarter and connect with Blue or Green line trains at Lloyd Center/NE 11th Ave.

Airport–Gateway

Red east

Red Line trains will travel between Portland International Airport and Gateway Transit Center. The Red Line will not run between Gateway and Lloyd Center.

To travel to the airport, board Red Line trains from the center platform at Gateway Transit Center.

Red Line trains traveling between the Airport and Gateway TC will run every 20 minutes.

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MAX Orange and Yellow lines

Expo Center-Milwaukie

Orange & Yellow

Orange and Yellow lines will travel their normal routes with reduced frequency.

Orange and Yellow Line trains will run every 20 minutes.

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Service to the Airport

Heading to the Airport?

From the west side, take the Red Line to Kenton/N Denver Ave and transfer to a MAX airport shuttle bus. Riders traveling from all points east of, and including, Lloyd Center can take any train to Gateway Transit Center to transfer to the Red Line.

MAX Airport Shuttle Bus

Airport Shuttle

MAX airport shuttle buses will connect with the Red Line at the Kenton/N Denver Ave MAX station for the duration of Red Line service each day. These buses will travel directly between Kenton and Portland International Airport.

At the Kenton/N Denver Ave MAX Station, board a shuttle bus one block southeast at N Interstate & Fenwick (Stop ID 2957). At the airport, shuttle buses will serve a temporary stop on the lower arrivals level, at the south end of the center service island (Stop ID 10181).

Leaving the Airport?

Riders traveling to Downtown Portland, Beaverton, or locations along Orange and Yellow lines, will take a MAX Shuttle Bus from the airport to Kenton/N Denver Ave and transfer to Red or Yellow lines. For all other destinations, board Red Line trains at the Airport and connect to Blue or Green lines at Gateway.

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MAX Schedules (Effective Aug 21-Sept 3)

 

 

 

Red Line Schedules (Airport-Gateway Transit Center)

 

 

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When you’re planning your trip…

  • All MAX lines will run on reduced frequencies — expect crowding throughout the day, especially during rush hour
  • Allow at least an extra 30–45 minutes for your trip
  • Consider adjusting your commute to avoid the crowds during rush hour (7–9 a.m. and 4–6 p.m.)
  • When possible, consider using regular bus service or alternate transportation
  • Don’t worry about showing your fare to shuttle bus operators
  • If you ride MAX and normally buy a monthly pass, consider buying daily passes or tickets instead for August

Customer Service Call Center Hours

Our 238-RIDE Call Center will have extended hours during the disruption.

  • Sunday, August 28: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Monday, August 29: 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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Cyclists

During this two-week project, room for bikes onboard MAX will be very limited due to crowding. To prevent extended delays, either cycle the entire way, park your bike at a station, or leave your bike at home.

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Our crews will be working hard to keep you moving during this time. We know this will be an inconvenience for many riders and we appreciate your patience as we work to make your MAX trips better.

This is one of several major projects slated for 2016 and 2017 that will help make MAX more reliable. Each project is complex and requires a service disruption lasting several weeks.