Elmonica / Southwest 170th Avenue
|Elmonica/Southwest 170th Avenue
MAX light rail station
|Address||1200 SW 170th Avenue
Beaverton, OR 97006
|Lines||MAX Light Rail|
|Parking||435 spaces Park & Ride|
|Opened||September 12, 1998|
The Elmonica/Southwest 170th Avenue station is a light rail station on the MAX Blue Line in Washington County, Oregon, United States. Named after a former station on the Oregon Electric Railway, it is the eleventh stop westbound on the Westside MAX. The side platform stop is located between Hillsboro to the west and Beaverton to the east.
The station has side platforms. To the northeast of the station is one of the facilities where MAX trains are stored and serviced, called Elmonica Yard, or "Elmo Yard" for short. As a result, most trains in the morning start here, and go west to Hillsboro's Hatfield Government Center station before heading to Gresham's Cleveland Avenue station, and service at the end of the day splits between terminating here or Merlo Road/Southwest 158th Avenue, and Hillsboro's Hatfield Government Center station and returning eastward to the yard.
Elmonica station is named after the area, which was named after a station on the old Oregon Electric Railway. The MAX line follows the old Oregon Electric right-of-way and shares several stop names with the old interurban. The name derives from the names of the daughters of an owner of land along the route. Mr. Stoy owned property along the proposed OE line and only gave permission for the railroad to go through his property if the company agreed to name the station after his daughters, Eleanor and Monica. After the station was named Elmonica, this then lead to the area around the station becoming known as Elmonica as well.
-  Blue Line Eastbound Schedule Evening, TriMet Website
-  Blue Line Eastbound Schedule Morning, TriMet Website
-  Blue Line Westbound Schedule Morning, TriMet Website
-  Blue Line Westbound Schedule Evening, TriMet Website
- Struger, Emma (October 19, 1976). "Communities: Section named for daughters". The Hillsboro Argus. p. 20.