Elevator at MAX station

Elevator Improvements

Better, more reliable elevators are on the way!

One elevator at a time will be closed at Sunset Transit Center through winter 2020 for improvements. The Washington Park MAX Station elevators are being renovated through March 2020.

Visit trimet.org/elevators for help around the closure.

Since May 2018, we’ve been replacing and upgrading elevators at our MAX stations and transit centers.

Many of the most-used elevators across our system are reaching the end of their lifespan (typically 20–25 years). These are the stations that we're working on currently:

  • Washington Park: Summer 2019 - Spring 2020
  • Sunset Transit Center: Summer 2019 - Winter 2020

And we've already completed a few:

  • Gresham Parking Garage: Summer 2019
  • Hollywood/Northeast 42nd Avenue Transit Center: Spring 2019
  • NE 82nd Ave MAX Station: Winter 2018
  • NE 60th Ave MAX Station: Winter 2018

The work for each elevator is expected to take 12–14 weeks. We will replace all the components of the elevator cabs, including the electronics, mechanical and HVAC equipment, panels and doors.

We’ll work on one elevator at a time, and before each project we’ll provide options for getting around the outage. If you’re a regular elevator user, you can sign up for email updates to be notified when an elevator goes out or returns to service.


Thanks for your patience as we work to improve your ride!



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