TriMet suspends downtown service after curfew


Agency said disturbances during curfew pose too big of a safety risk

A MAX train in Portland (Portland Tribune file)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Minutes before Portland’s 8 p.m. curfew went into effect, TriMet suspended service to the downtown area.

The agency said it made the decision based on guidance from the Portland Police Bureau Monday afternoon. TriMet suspended MAX train and bus services in the downtown area during previous protests when the city’s curfew went into effect.

Earlier Monday, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler extended a citywide curfew through the night as a response to three consecutive nights of protests.

TriMet asked riders to keep up to date on developments surrounding demonstrations that have the potential to impact service regardless of the curfew. The agency recommends riders check, follow @trimetalerts on Twitter, or sign up for TriMet service alerts by email or text message at

Portland’s curfew lasts from 8 p.m. Monday through 6 a.m. Tuesday.

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