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Heat Advisory Updated: 8:26 p.m., Fri. Jul. 3, 2015

Plan ahead for a sizzling holiday weekend as a heat advisory remains in effect. In extreme temperatures, stay hydrated and expect possible delays as MAX trains slow in some areas in 90+ heat and trains systemwide slow in 100+ heat. Learn why

Validating Your Ticket

Time-stamp your ticket before boarding MAX or WES

Photo of a ticket validator

Before you can use a ticket to ride MAX Light Rail, WES Commuter Rail or Portland Streetcar, it needs to be "validated." There are validators near the ticket machines at MAX and WES stations, and on board the Streetcar.

All tickets purchased from a ticket machine are pre-validated, so you are free to board the train. Otherwise, insert your ticket into the validator next to the machine. It will stamp the date, zone and expiration time on it, making it valid for immediate use.

Tickets are good for 2 hours

A validated ticket gives you 2 hours to board any train or bus. It's your proof of payment, so keep the ticket until you complete your trip.

Streetcars have validators on board

There are ticket machines and validators on board the Portland Streetcar. If you already have a ticket and you begin your trip on a streetcar, stamp the ticket in the validator on board.