Lloyd MAX Improvements

TriMet will be making crucial track improvements in the Lloyd neighborhood this summer, replacing switches and sections of worn down tracks. The track improvements cannot be completed during non-service hours and will require a disruption in MAX service from Sunday, August 4 to Saturday, August 17.

During the two-week construction period:

  • No trains will run between the Interstate/Rose Quarter and Lloyd Center/NE 11th Avenue MAX stations.

  • The Rose Quarter MAX Station, Convention Center Station and NE 7th Avenue Station will all be closed.

  • MAX Blue, Green, and Red lines will have adjusted routes and schedules, and all lines will have fewer trains running.

    • The Blue Line will be split into two sections. One section will run between Hillsboro, Interstate/Rose Quarter and Expo Center. (At the Interstate/Rose Quarter MAX Station, the train will continue northbound along the Yellow Line to Expo Center.) The other section will run between Lloyd Center/NE 11th Avenue MAX Station and Gresham.

    • The Green Line will only run between Lloyd Center/NE 11th Avenue MAX Station and Clackamas Town Center.

    • The Red Line will only run between the Airport and Gateway Transit Center.

    • Both the Orange and Yellow Lines will continue to run along their normal routes, but trains will be less frequent.

Temporary MAX service changes August 4 - 17

Temporary MAX service changes August 4 - 17


For more detailed information on service adjustments, train frequency, and suggested routes during the construction, visit

Curious about what kind of improvements are being made? Read more here.

Getting around the Lloyd neighborhood

During the service disruption, TriMet will operate shuttle buses between Interstate/Rose Quarter and Lloyd Center/NE 11th Avenue, serving stops near the closed MAX stations. Shuttles will depart every three to five minutes during rush hour, and every 10 minutes the rest of the day.


Heading to the airport?

There will be a shuttle bus service between the airport and the Kenton/N Denver Avenue MAX Station, where you can transfer to the Yellow or Blue lines. The shuttle bus trip will take about 20 minutes and depart every 20 minutes.

Planning ahead

With fewer trains running, space on board may be limited, especially during peak commuting hours. Plan an extra 30 to 45 minutes for travel or consider changing your trip, if you are able. Take this opportunity to try the TriMet bus service, the Portland Streetcar, walk, bike, scoot, or join a carpool.

Need help navigating the construction? Register for Lloyd Links and let us find the best route for you! As a Lloyd employee or resident, we'll design a custom commute plan for you to make this transition as smooth as possible.

Join us for the Grand Opening Tomorrow

Saturday, September 12th is the big day! The MAX Orange Line begins service, the Portland Streetcar loop is completed, and Tilikum Crossing can finally be crossed. In addition to free rides on Portland Streetcar, the entire TriMet system, and the Portland Aerial Tram, there will celebrations and activities at transit stations along the new Orange Line route and at the Portland Streetcar stops at OMSI and Hassalo on Eighth. 

And to add to the fun, there are chances to win great prizes with the Get In The Selfie Loop and Orange Marks The Spot scavenger hunt.

Stop by the Go Lloyd booth at the NE 7th Ave Portland Streetcar station (Hassalo on Eighth). The fun begins at 11 AM!

TriMet Honored Citizen & Portland Streetcar Fares Increase September 1st

Both TriMet and Portland Streetcar fares increase this month. On September 1st, Portland Streetcar fares increase across the board:

  • Streetcar-Only (2.5 Hour) $2.00
  • Streetcar/TriMet All Day $5.00
  • Streetcar-Only Monthly Pass $44.00
  • Streetcar-Only Annual Pass $440.00
  • Streetcar/TriMet Honored Citizen/Youth (2.5 Hour) $1.25
  • Streetcar-Only Honored Citizen/Youth Monthly Pass $25.00)
  • Streetcar-Only Honored Citizen/Youth Annual Pass $250.00

The new fares will allow Portland Streetcar to provide expanded and improved service, including new service over Tilikum Crossing and the opening of the new A and B loops (formerly known as the Central Loop or CL line. Changes riders can expect include:

  • More service with the A & B Loops (formerly CL) extending to South Waterfront over the Tilikum Crossing.
  • Improved Saturday service with streetcars every 15 minutes.
  • Added late night service for the A & B Loops to better serve events at the Rose Quarter.
  • Increased fare enforcement and security.
  • Transition to an all-electronic fare system (E-Fare) in partnership with TriMet and C-TRAN in 2016 and 2017.
  • New Honored Citizen/Youth Streetcar-Only passes

TriMet has also announced a fare increase on its Honored Citizen fares only. Effective September 1st, Honored Citizen fares will increase from $1.00 to $1.25, with monthly passes rising from $26 to $28.