THE GS TRAM SITE

PORTLAND

OREGON, UNITED STATES

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12 Sept. 2015

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The Portland system after the opening of LRT and streetcar service on the brige at Tilikum Crossing, and the simultaneous opening of the Orange Line.




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INSET: DOWNTOWN PORTLAND

Portland 2015 downtown tram map




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

LIGHT RAIL ROUTES

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
O Orange Line Union Station – 5th Ave. [back: 6th Ave.] (past Pioneer Square) - Portland State University (PSU) – Tilikum Crossing - Milwaukie
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

STREETCAR ROUTES

A A Loop Streetcar Line Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) – Tilikum Crossing - SW Harrison St. – SW Mill St. - 10th Ave. - Broadway Bridge - NE Weidler St. - NE 7th Ave. - NE Oregon Street - SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. - Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) [Loop line, clockwise]
B B Loop Streetcar Line Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) – SE/NE Grand Ave. - NE Broadway - Broadway Bridge - 11th Ave. – SW Market St. [back: SW Mill St.] - SW Harrison St. – Tilikum Crossing - Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) [Loop line, counterclockwise]
NS North-South Streetcar Line Good Samaritan Hospital – Lovejoy St. [back: Northrup St.] – 11th Ave. [back: 10th Ave.] – SW Harrison St. – South Waterfront

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

AERIAL TRAMWAY (CABLE CAR) ROUTE

Operator: Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)

      South Waterfront - Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Streetcar line: 13 km.
  • Light rail lines: 96 km.
  • Aerial tramway: 1 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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