Convention Center MAX Station

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Convention Center
MAX Light Rail Station
Convention Center MAX station.jpg
Convention Center MAX Station, looking southwest.
Station statistics
Address NE Holladay Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland, Oregon
USA
Coordinates 45°31′48″N 122°39′44″W / 45.530101°N 122.662206°W / 45.530101; -122.662206Coordinates: 45°31′48″N 122°39′44″W / 45.530101°N 122.662206°W / 45.530101; -122.662206
Platforms Side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened September 1990
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by TriMet
Services
Preceding station   TriMet logo simplified.svg MAX Light Rail   Following station
Blue Line
toward PSU South
Green Line
Red Line

The Convention Center station is a light rail station on the MAX Blue, Green and Red Lines in Portland, Oregon. It is the 8th stop eastbound on the current Eastside MAX, having not been built when the original line opened, in 1986. It was built to serve the Oregon Convention Center, which did not exist when the MAX line opened, and was completed and opened in the same month as the Convention Center, September 1990.[1]

The station is located on Northeast Holladay Street at its intersection with Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Although the station primarily serves the Oregon Convention Center, and the main entry to that building faces the light rail station, there are also a number of hotels immediately east and also north of the station.

From 2001 to 2012, this station was located within Fareless Square (renamed the Free Rail Zone in 2010), but the free-ride zone was discontinued in September 2012.

Portland Streetcar connection[edit]

Southbound streetcars on the Portland Streetcar's CL Line, to the Central Eastside district and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), serve a stop located about 1,000 feet south of this station, on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., on the Convention Center's east side (stop ID 5912). Northbound/eastbound streetcars on the CL Line, to the Pearl District and the West End of downtown, serve a stop about 400–500 feet from this station, on NE Grand Avenue just south of Holladay Street (stop ID number 2175).

Bus line connections[edit]

This station is served by the following bus line:

  • 6-Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mayer, James (September 20, 1990). "Dedication kicks off Convention Center fete". The Oregonian. p. A1. 
  2. ^ "6-Martin Luther King Jr Blvd [map]" (PDF). TriMet. 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-27. 

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