TriMet, the transit agency for the Portland area, has announced that MAX Blue, Green and Red lines returned to regular routes in Portland City Center, and trains returned to regular schedules throughout the light rail system following completion of the Morrison-Yamhill MAX Improvements project.
The work included track, switch, signal and intersection improvements on SW Morrison and Yamhill streets at 11th and 1st avenues. Crews removed old wooden ties in the 11th Avenue area, put in more durable materials, installed new switch machines and track, improved drainage under the switches and updated cable for the signal system. At 1st Avenue, they installed new curved rail on Yamhill and Morrison streets.
The improvements are TriMet’s reinvestment into the MAX system to increase the resiliency of the system and keep trains running on time.