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Visit TriMet’s website for more information on fares, navigating the city and possible disruptions of MAX service.
At the heart of Portland’southward world-form public transportation system is the Metropolitan Surface area Express (MAX) light rail, with more than 90 stations and 60 miles of runway connecting the metropolis, drome and region.
Take MAX from PDX
MAX has 5 lines, all of which run through downtown Portland. TriMet offers a downloadable MAX system map with a full list of stops on its website, just as a general rule, each of the 5 lines spread from the urban center center to cover a unlike department of the city:
- Blue Line (Hillsboro/City Middle/Gresham)
- Dark-green Line (Clackamas/Metropolis Center)
- Red Line (Airport/City Eye/Beaverton)
- Xanthous Line (Expo Centre/City Center)
- Orange Line (Milwaukie/Metropolis Center)
MAX trains run most every 15 minutes most of the day, every day. Service is less frequent in the early forenoon, midday, and evening. Most lines begin service around four a.m. and finish earlier midnight.
Opened on Sept. 12, 2015, the MAX Orange Line connects downtown Portland to the Central Eastside, Sellwood, and Milwaukie, a suburb to the southeast. The Orange Line uses Tilikum Crossing, Portland’south first new bridge since 1973 and the nation’s longest bridge dedicated solely to transit, bicycles and pedestrians.
How to Ride MAX
(ages 18–64): $2.50 to ride for 2.5 hours; $5 for a twenty-four hour period laissez passer
(ages 65 years and older; depression income, medicare or disability): $one.25 to ride for 2.5 hours; $ii.fifty for a day laissez passer
(ages 7–17): $1.25 to ride for 2.5 hours; $ii.fifty for a 24-hour interval pass
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How many MAX lines are there?
The MAX has five lines, all of which run through downtown Portland (also known equally urban center centre).
Blueish Line covers Hillsboro/Urban center Eye/Gresham; Light-green Line covers Clackamas/City Center; Reddish Line covers Airport/City Center/Beaverton; Xanthous Line covers Expo Center/City Middle; Orange Line covers Milwaukie/City Center. For a more detailed list of stops, visit the Max light runway section of the TriMet website.
Does the MAX run all night?
While the MAX runs every 15 minutes or less every twenty-four hours, well-nigh of the day, information technology does not run 24 hours. Most lines begin service at 4 am and finish service around midnight. TriMet has information almost the full schedules for each of the 5 lines (blueish, dark-green, red, yellowish, and orange) on its website.
How much does it cost to ride the MAX?
(ages 18–64): $2.50 to ride for 2.5 hours, $5 for a twenty-four hour period pass
(ages 65 years and older; low income, Medicare or inability): $1.25 to ride for 2.5 hours, $2.l for a twenty-four hour period pass
(ages 7–17): $1.25 to ride for ii.v hours, $2.50 for a day pass.
The near recent fare information is available on the TriMet website.
How do you ride the MAX?
Riders must have a valid ticket before boarding the MAX. There are ticketing machines and validators at the lite rail stations, but riders tin can also use their phone to pay the fare using the Hop Fastpass system.
Signs at each station indicate when the MAX is coming and which lines are due. The line is illuminated on the front of each train, so you’ll never become confused nigh which railroad train to lath. The MAX stops at every station, and then there’south no demand to bespeak or inform the operator of your stop. For more than information on riding the MAX, visit the TriMet website.
When TriMet stopped accepting paper tickets in 2019, it transitioned to a new ticketing system, Hop Fastpass. There are now 2 options to pay for your fare: with your phone using a credit or debit bill of fare in your mobile wallet (Apple tree Pay, Google Pay, or Samsung Pay) or with a reloadable Hop carte du jour that tin can exist purchased at supermarkets, pharmacies, convenience stores, and other local retailers.
More Places to Keep MAX
Here are even more local destinations you can easily access via MAX Light Rail:
- Moda Heart (NBA arena and concert venue) – Blueish, Dark-green, Red and Yellow lines
- Matrimony Station (Amtrak) – Light-green, Orangish and Xanthous lines
- Oregon Convention Center – Blue, Green and Red lines
- Portland Expo Center – Yellow Line
- Portland International Airdrome (PDX) – Red Line
- Portland State University (PSU) – Green, Orange and Yellowish lines
- Lloyd Center (shopping center) – Blue, Light-green and Red lines
- Clackamas Town Middle (shopping center) – Greenish Line
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