TriMet MAX train derails at Rose Quarter expect limited service

first_img7:46 a.m.: TriMet says its crews have managed to get the derailed train back onto the tracks and is working to move it out of the way so service can resume.The agency has some shuttle buses but encourages riders to consider taking the regular bus service.“We are also making progress with restoring service, but continue to warn riders to be prepared for possible major delays,” according to TriMet spokeswoman Roberta Altstadt.MAX trains are running in the following sections with about 20 minutes between trains:• Orange Line between SE Park Ave and Union Station• Blue Line between Hillsboro and Goose Hollow• Blue Line between Gateway Transit Center and Gresham• Red Line between Gateway Transit Center and Portland International Airport• Green Line between Gateway Transit Center and Clackamas Town Center.Trains are not running between Goose Hollow and Rose Quarter Transit Center.6:08 a.m.: MAX trains are running between the Rose Quarter Transit Center and Gresham.A TriMet MAX train moving from the Blue Line to the Yellow Line derailed early Friday near the Rose Quarter, wreaking havoc on the morning commute.The train was moving slowly through a little-used portion of the track to reach the Yellow Line at Interstate/Rose Quarter, transit officials said. Ice had built up on the track, causing the train to derail.The section of track where the train derailed is typically used during late night and early morning hours.The train remains upright; no one was injured.MAX service is disrupted through downtown Portland, between Goose Hollow and Gateway Transit Center, and on the entire Orange/Yellow alignment.The latest on MAX service:• Blue Line between Hillsboro and Goose Hollow• Blue Line between Gateway Transit Center and Gresham• Red Line between Gateway Transit Center and Portland International Airport• Green Line between Gateway Transit Center and Clackamas Town Center.last_img

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