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Riding TriMet

A guide to using buses, MAX, WES and Portland Streetcar

Buses
TriMet buses serve the Portland metro area, and many bus lines connect with MAX Light Rail, WES Commuter Rail and the Portland Streetcar. Hours of operation vary. During the weekday morning and afternoon rush hour, "Frequent Service" buses run about every 15 minutes.

MAX Light Rail
TriMet's MAX (Metropolitan Area Express) Light Rail connects downtown Portland with Beaverton, Clackamas, Gresham, Hillsboro, North/Northeast Portland and the Portland International Airport. Trains runs every 15 minutes or better most of the day, every day. Service is less frequent in the early morning, mid-day and evening.

WES Commuter Rail
TriMet's WES (short for Westside Express Service) is a commuter rail line serving Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin and Wilsonville. WES runs every 30 minutes during the weekday morning and afternoon rush hour.

Portland Streetcar
The Portland Streetcar connects Northwest Portland, the Pearl District, Portland City Center, PSU, RiverPlace, the South Waterfront District, the Rose Quarter, the Lloyd District, the Oregon Convention Center, the Central Eastside Industrial District and OMSI. Hours of operation vary, but streetcars run about every 15 minutes during the day (less frequently in the evening and on Sundays). The Streetcar is owned and operated by the City of Portland, but is integrated with TriMet service.