The Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project would 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. Based on the Conceptual Design Report, published in September 2020, it would include 13 stations along the 11-mile alignment as well roadway, bicycle and pedestrian improvements throughout the corridor.
The route would travel south from the Portland Transit Mall near Portland State University via Barbur Boulevard until the Barbur Transit Center. From there, it would cross Interstate 5 on a new bridge and then run adjacent to I-5 to Tigard. The route would serve the Tigard Triangle with two stations, cross Highway 217, serve Downtown Tigard and then travel to a station and Park & Ride at the end of the line at Bridgeport Village in Tualatin.
The design and alignment concepts shown here are based on the Conceptual Design Report, published in September 2020. If the project were to restart at a future date, these designs could change.
The Conceptual Design Report, published in September 2020, presents the goals and preliminary designs of the Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project based on community and project partner input over 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 could be used to further public discussion about the project design if the project is restarted.
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.
Below is a list of stations and other key improvements of the Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project. For more detailed information about the project, see the full Conceptual Design Report.