Design work on the Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project was paused in 2020 after voters rejected a local funding measure for multiple transportation improvements. In early 2022, Metro, TriMet and the Federal Transit Administration completed the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and issued a Record of Decision (ROD) to ensure the project is eligible for future federal funding. See Metro’s project website to access to these documents.

Outer Portland:
53rd Avenue Station

53rd Avenue Station is located in the Far Southwest neighborhood off SW 53rd Ave between SW Barbur Blvd and I-5. Adjacent to the wooded slopes of Mt. Sylvania, the station serves the neighborhood and the PCC-Sylvania campus. Complementing walk and bus access to the station, the site includes a proposed surface Park & Ride with up to 310 spaces and improvements on SW 53rd Ave for people walking and biking.

SW Custer to SW 53rd Avenue map

SW Custer to SW 53rd Avenue



Station overview

53rd station overview

Station features

53rd Station features

Station cross section

53rd Station cross section


53rd Ave cross section

53rd Ave cross section


Mobility and Connectivity

Mobility & Connectivity

  • New sidewalk along SW Barbur Blvd and an improved pedestrian crossing at SW 53rd Ave
  • New bike and walk access to PCC-Sylvania on SW 53rd Ave
  • Planned connections to bus lines 93 and 94
  • New Park & Ride with convenient access to I-5
  • Two lanes retained in each direction along SW Barbur Blvd


  • Supports the vision of the Barbur Concept Plan and the PCC-Sylvania Master Plan
  • Access to Far Southwest and Crestwood neighborhoods and PCC-Sylvania campus
  • Access to Sylvania Natural Area, Holly Farm Park, Lesser City Park and SW Trail #7


  • Enhanced street tree canopy and stormwater treatment along SW Barbur Blvd



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Project Partners

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