Expo Center MAX Station
MAX Light Rail Station
|Address||2060 North Marine Drive
at Portland Expo Center
|Platforms||1 side and 1 island platform|
|Parking||300 total spaces|
|Opened||May 1, 2004|
This station is a large park-and-ride station located on the grounds of the Portland Expo Center. It is set up as a modified side platform station, with the two platforms serving three tracks. The extra track allows the storage of an overflow train for events at the Expo Center.
Although tracks and electrification end directly inside the station, it is designed to allow a future northbound extension (to Vancouver, Washington) to be easily constructed.
Both the landscaping and the artwork at the station are themed in a Japanese style. This recalls the temporary Civilian Assembly Center that existed here during the early days of World War II, which processed Japanese-Americans upon the enforcement of Executive Order 9066.
Bus line connections
This station is at the Expo Center served by the following bus line:
- 11 - Rivergate/Marine Dr
Unique station features
The station includes several unique decorative features relating to the internment camp theme:
- Timber Gateway: Traditional Japanese Gates, with steel internment tags strung among them
- Bronze Trunks: Provide additional seating.
- Bamboo Glass Blocks
- Plaque: A plaque showing the prohibited area as defined in Exclusion Order #26 for those of Japanese ancestry, both alien and non-alien.