Mechanical issues fixed, MAX Red, Blue lines in service


Expect major delays

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The MAX Blue and Red lines were disrupted near Washington Park due to mechanical issues during Friday morning’s commute.

TriMet said the issues began after a train traveling west between the Robertson Tunnel and Sunset Transit Center suffered damage to the arm that extends between the top of the train and the overhead power line. The power line experienced some damage, as well. One lane of Highway 26 was closed as crews assessed the damage, but has since reopened.

Around noon, the MAX Blue and Red lines resumed their regular service, but TriMet said to expect “minimal delays” through 1 p.m.

TriMet stated this may be similar to the disruption on February 6 near the Hollywood Transit Center. Though the damage is not as extensive, TriMet is trying to determine the cause of both incidents and if the two are connected in any way.

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