MAX Orange Line to begin test runs

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Two MAX Orange Line trains at the SE Park Ave station.
TriMet
PORTLAND, Ore. – On Aug. 30, Max Orange Line light rail test trains will begin running along the 7.3-mile route between Downtown Portland and north Clackamas County. The Orange Line opens to riders Sept. 12 at 11 a.m.

Also starting on Aug. 30, Max Blue, Green, Red, and Yellow line schedules will have minor adjustments to accommodate the new Orange Line into the system, as well as to improve reliability and connection times.

Orange Line trains will run from around 5 a.m. until around midnight on weekdays and 1 a.m. on weekends. Trains will run about every 15 minutes or better between 5:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.

On Aug. 31, Transit Police and the Portland Police Bureau’s Traffic Division will begin a multi-week safety campaign at the SE 8th, 11th, and 12th crossings south of Division Street. People violating traffic and pedestrian control devices will be issued warnings or citations.

There are many sponsored events leading up to the Grand Opening of the Orange Line on Sept. 12, including First Light on Sept. 10 when TriMet “flips the switch,” on the nighttime light program for Tilikum Crossing, the Bridge of the People.

For more information, go to www.catchtheorange.com.

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