THE GS TRAM SITE

PORTLAND

OREGON, UNITED STATES

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12 Sept. 2009




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Portland tram map


INSET: DOWNTOWN PORTLAND

Portland 2009 downtown tram map


LIGHT RAIL AND STREETCAR ROUTES

Operator: TriMet (Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon)

B Blue Line Hillsboro – Beaverton – Sunset – Washington Park – PGE Park – Library / SW 9th – Pioneer Square – SW 1st Ave. – Steel Bridge – NE Holladay Street – Hollywood & 42nd TC – Gateway – E Burnside Street – Gresham
G Green Line Portland State University (PSU) – 6th Ave. [back: 5th Ave.] (past Pioneer Square) – Union Station – Steel Bridge – NE Holladay Street – Hollywood & 42nd TC – Gateway – War Veterans Memorial Freeway – Clackamas
R Red Line Beaverton – Sunset – Washington Park – PGE Park – Library / SW 9th – Pioneer Square – SW 1st Ave. – Steel Bridge – NE Holladay Street – Hollywood & 42nd TC – Gateway – Portland International Airport
Y Yellow Line Portland State University (PSU) – 6th Ave. [back: 5th Ave.] (past Pioneer Square) – Union Station – Steel Bridge – North Insterstate Avenue – Expo Center
PS Portland Streetcar Line Good Samaritan Hospital – Lovejoy St. [back: Northrup St.] – 11th Ave. [back: 10th Ave.] – Portland State University (PSU) – SW Harrison St. – South Waterfront

Note: Route designations by letter are not used by the operator.



CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Streetcar line: 6.3 km.
  • Light rail lines: 83.7 km.


HISTORY

  • Horse-trams: 1872 - May 1892
  • Cable cars: 1890 - 1904
  • Streetcars: (1) 17 Nov. 1889 - 28 Feb. 1950; (2) 20 July 2001 - today
  • Interurbans (electric): 1890 - 25 Jan. 1958
  • Light rail: 5 Sept. 1986 - today
  • Aerial tramway (Cable car): 15 Dec. 2006 - today

GAUGE

  • Light rail / Streetcars: 1435 mm.

TRAM PRESERVATION

The Oregon Electric Railway Museum (near Salem, south of Portland) and the Willamette Shore Trolley (between lake Oswego and Portland) run vintage Portland streetcars on museum tracks.


SOURCES

PRINT

  • Fox, G. "LRT v. buses: Why Portland chose light rail", Tramways & Urban Transit, Oct. 2009 (72: 862), p.390-392.
  • Lietwiler, C. "Portland: Light rail paves the way to a finer future", Tramways & Urban Transit, Jan. 1998 (61: 721), p.18-20.
  • Lietwiler, C. "Portland: Now there are four light rail lines", Tramways & Urban Transit, Aug. 2004 (67: 800), p.298-299.
  • Lietwiler, C. "Portland: Planning 50 years ahead", Tramways & Urban Transit, Feb. 1998 (61: 722), p.369-375.
  • Richard, T. Portland's streetcars. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2006.
  • Simons, V. "Portland: Green meets Orange", Tramways & Urban Transit, Dec. 2015 (78: 936), p.473-478.
  • Simons, V. "Portland just gets better and better", Tramways & Urban Transit, Nov. 2009 (72: 863), p.420-423.
  • Simons, V. "Portland: LRT pathfinder looks to the future", Tramways & Urban Transit, May 2013 (76: 905), p.170-174.
  • Taplin, M.R. "Portland: The streetcar makes a welcome comeback", Tramways & Urban Transit, Oct. 2001 (64: 766), p.369-375.
  • Wilson, D., Morgan, S. & Clark B. "MAX takes off in Portland", Modern Tramway & Light Rail Transit, May 1987 (50: 593), p.154-165.

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