Commuters exiting WES

Washington County Commuter Rail Project

Opened on February 2, 2009, WES Commuter Rail connects Beaverton to Wilsonville.

WES Commuter Rail

  • Opened: February 2, 2009
  • Length: 14.7 miles
  • Stations: 5
  • Construction: October 2006–September 2008
  • Cost: $161 million

WES at the Tualatin station WES at the Tualatin station


  • Connects Beaverton and Wilsonville andconnects to MAX Light Rail in Beaverton
  • Oregon’s first commuter rail line
  • One of the few suburb-to-suburb commuter rail lines in the nation
  • Connects with other transit systems: CAT (Canby), Cherriots (Salem–Keizer) and SMART (Wilsonville)
  • Built in partnership with Washington County, Oregon Department of Transportation, Metro and the cities of Wilsonville, Tualatin, Tigard and Beaverton
  • The Federal Transit Administration approved a Full Funding Grant Agreement for the base project and agreed that other elements would be covered by a Local Options budget shared equally between TriMet and Washington County


WES Commuter Rail: A history and overview of the Washington County Commuter Rail (WES) project, which opened in 2009. PDF