Beaverton Transit Center

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Beaverton TC  
TriMet transit center
Beaverton Transit Center - Oregon.jpg
Location4050 SW Lombard Avenue
Beaverton, Oregon, U.S.
Coordinates45°29′28″N 122°48′04″W / 45.49111°N 122.80111°W / 45.49111; -122.80111Coordinates: 45°29′28″N 122°48′04″W / 45.49111°N 122.80111°W / 45.49111; -122.80111
Owned byTriMet
Line(s) Blue Line
Red Line
WES Commuter Rail
PlatformsMAX: 2 side and 1 island platform
WES: 1 side platform
TracksMAX: 3
WES: 1
Bus routes11[1]
Bus operatorsTriMet and SMART
Construction
Bicycle facilitiesBicycle racks and lockers
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedSeptember 4, 1988 (1988-09-04)
Services
Preceding station   TriMet icon.svg MAX Light Rail   Following station
Blue Line
toward Cleveland
TerminusRed Line
TriMet icon.svg WES Commuter Rail
toward Wilsonville
Commuter RailTerminus

The Beaverton Transit Center is a bus, light rail and commuter rail station in Beaverton, Oregon, United States. The current facility opened in 1988 for buses, with a MAX Light Rail station added in 1998, and a WES Commuter Rail station in 2009. It serves the Blue Line, being the 6th stop westbound on the Westside MAX, and serves as the western terminus for the Red Line. It is the northern terminus of the WES Commuter Rail line. The station is also a hub for numerous bus lines around Beaverton and is connected by walkway to an adjacent shopping center. The MAX station is the busiest on the entire Westside MAX line, with a weekday average of more than 10,000 daily riders in 2012.[2]

History[edit]

Buses lining the southeast side of the 1988-opened bus transit center, in 2009

The first Beaverton Transit Center opened in June 1979[3] at a different location from the current facility, about 1,100 feet (340 m) to the south; there were timed transfer connections among the several bus routes serving it.[3][4]

The current Beaverton Transit Center opened on September 4, 1988, replacing the original one and still being a bus-only transit center.[5] Construction of the Westside MAX project began in 1994 to connect the transit center to light rail, and the MAX station at Beaverton TC opened on September 12, 1998, at the same time as the rest of the Westside MAX line.[6] Originally, the Westside Line (Hillsboro to Downtown Portland, continuing as the Eastside Line to Gresham) was the only MAX line serving Beaverton Transit Center; that line was renamed the Blue Line in 2001. However, in 2003 TriMet extended the Red Line service to Beaverton TC.[7]

About five years later, a platform the Westside Express Service (WES) commuter rail line to Wilsonville was constructed, at the southern end of the transit center. Regular service on the WES line began on February 2, 2009.[8] The commuter rail line operates in weekday rush hours only.

Bus service[edit]

The following TriMet Bus lines serve the transit center.[1]

Non-TriMet bus service[edit]

In August 2013, Wilsonville's South Metro Area Regional Transit (SMART) began operation of its route 8X,[10] an express bus route connecting Beaverton TC with SMART's Wilsonville TC, but scheduled with only one trip per day in each direction, in the early morning and late evening.[11] In October 2014, the late-night route was changed to one going via downtown Portland to Beaverton TC and numbered 9X.[12] The routes were intended to provide some service at times when the WES commuter rail line does not operate.[10] (During rush hours, WES connects the same two points; the SMART transit center is at WES's Wilsonville Station.) The service was discontinued in September 2016.[13]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Beaverton Transit Center". TriMet. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  2. ^ Rose, Joseph (November 15, 2012) [online date Nov. 14]. "Speeding BMW goes airborne, takes out pair of MAX lines". The Oregonian. p. C1. Archived from the original on November 17, 2012. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Bodine, Harry (June 19, 1979). "Tri-Met west side transfers pass muster". The Oregonian, p. B4.
  4. ^ Mantia, Patty (June 3, 1979). "Tri-Met shuffles west side service". The Sunday Oregonian, p. C7.
  5. ^ Olmos, Robert (August 25, 1988). "New Tri-Met transit center fills bill for all". The Oregonian. Old bus stops at 45°29′14″N 122°48′05″W / 45.487324°N 122.801266°W / 45.487324; -122.801266
  6. ^ Mapes, Jeff (September 13, 1998). "Gore walks tight line on Clinton". The Oregonian.
  7. ^ Leeson, Fred (August 27, 2003). "MAX fares increase, direct service from Beaverton to PDX starts". The Oregonian, p. D2.
  8. ^ Crepeau, Megan (February 3, 2009). "Westside commuter rail launch smooth". The Oregonian. p. B2. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  9. ^ "42 Denney/Hall map & schedule". TriMet. Retrieved March 8, 2018.
  10. ^ a b Runquist, Justin (August 8, 2013). "Wilsonville expands bus service to accommodate drove of new workers". The Oregonian. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  11. ^ "8X - Beaverton TC". SMART. September 2015. Archived from the original on September 9, 2015. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  12. ^ "9X - Beaverton TC via Downtown Portland". SMART. December 2014. Archived from the original on December 12, 2014. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  13. ^ "Rider Alerts". SMART. August 17, 2016. Archived from the original on September 8, 2016. Retrieved March 9, 2018.

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