Designs, Stations and Route

Portland > Tigard > Tualatin

The Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project will connect Downtown Portland and Tualatin with a 30-minute travel time and bring high-capacity transit to one of the region’s most congested corridors. Current designs include 13 stations along the 11-mile alignment as well roadway, bicycle and pedestrian improvements throughout the corridor.

The route travels south from the Portland Transit Mall near Portland State University via Barbur Boulevard until the Barbur Transit Center. From there, it crosses Interstate 5 on a new bridge and then runs adjacent to I-5 to Tigard. The route serves the Tigard Triangle with two stations, crosses Highway 217, serves Downtown Tigard and then travels to a station and Park & Ride at the end of the line at Bridgeport Village in Tualatin.

Major destinations include:

  • Portland State University
  • Marquam Hill and the many health centers located there
  • The Barbur Transit Center
  • West Portland Town Center
  • Portland Community College Sylvania Campus
  • Tigard Triangle
  • Downtown Tigard
  • Bridgeport Village

 

Conceptual Design Report

The Conceptual Design Report presents the goals and preliminary designs of the Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project based on community and project partner input over the past several years. It describes and illustrates the overall urban design vision as well as the conceptual designs for stations, major structures and other key corridor improvements. The document is intended to further public discussion about the project design, identify remaining challenges and shape ongoing design efforts in the coming years.

Fly-through

Project principles

The Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project aims to help the region realize its shared values. To help ensure this, project partners developed a set of principles, based on adopted local plans and years of community engagement in the Corridor. Each principle is supported by goals and objectives that will be used to measure success and ensure that investments provide the best value to local communities and our region.

 

Mobility and Connectivity

Move and connect people

Community

Maintain and create equitable communities

Environment

Preserve and restore natural environment

Future

Design for the future

Stations and Project improvements

Below is a list of stations and other key improvements of the Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project. Review and submit feedback on as many stations and improvements as you want. For more detailed information about the project, see the full Conceptual Design Report.

 

 

 

 

Inner Portland: Downtown Portland to Marquam Hill

 

 

 

Outer Portland: SW 13th Avenue to SW 53rd Avenue

 

 

 

 

 

Station Access Projects

The Shared Investment Strategy adopted in 2013 by the project steering committee, recommended a narrow list of strategic roadway, bike and pedestrian projects to potentially construct. These station access projects are not in the current project budget, but could be designed and built by the project, if other funding sources are secured.

 

 

Comments or questions?

Call 503-962-2150 or email for more information.

 

 

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Project Partners

TriMet Metro ODOT Washington Couty City of Durham City of Portland City of Tigard City of Tualatin