Construction to halt TriMet MAX service at Gateway Transit Center for 6 weeks

The closure is scheduled to last from Jan. 14 to Feb. 25.

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The upcoming service disruption at Gateway Transit Center will be the last step in a yearslong effort to improve parts of the MAX Red Line.

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No MAX trains will run to or from TriMet’s Gateway Transit Center for six weeks starting in mid-January.

The pause in MAX services at the station will allow construction to continue on the transportation agency’s A Better Red project. During the closure from Sunday, Jan. 14, through Sunday, Feb. 25, crews will connect the newly-built track and systems just north of the transit center, as well as prepare the new Gateway North station to begin service by Monday, Feb. 26.

TriMet said the closure will also give contractors the chance to work on the oldest part of the MAX system, mostly along Interstate 84.

Fixed-route buses will still make stops at Gateway Transit Center and shuttle buses will run every 7-15 minutes. The MAX closure will not impact LIFT Paratransit or the Columbia Gorge Express services.