Beaverton Transit Center
|Location||4050 SW Lombard Ave.
|Platforms||MAX: 2 side & 1 island platform
WES: 1 side platform
|Bicycle facilities||Bike racks and lockers|
|Opened||September 4, 1988 (bus)
September 12, 1998 (MAX)
February 2, 2009 (WES)
The Beaverton Transit Center is a bus, light rail and commuter rail station in Beaverton, Oregon, United States. It serves MAX Light Rail, being the 6th stop westbound on the Westside MAX. It serves the Blue Line, and serves as the western terminus for the Red Line. It also serves as the northern terminus of the Westside Express Service. The station is also a hub for numerous bus lines around Beaverton and is connected by walkway to an adjacent shopping center.
The first Beaverton Transit Center opened in June 1979 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.
The current Beaverton Transit Center opened on September 4, 1988, replacing the original one and still being a bus-only transit center. 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. 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.
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. The commuter rail line operates in weekday rush hours only.
Along with WES and MAX the following bus lines serve the transit center (as of September 2012):
- 20 - Burnside/Stark
- 52 - Farmington/185th Ave
- 53 - Arctic/Allen
- 54 - Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy
- 57 - TV Hwy/Forest Grove
- 58 - Canyon Rd
- 61 - Marquam Hill/Beaverton
- 76 - Beaverton/Tualatin
- 78 - Beaverton/Lake Oswego
- 88 - Hart/198th Ave
Non-TriMet bus service
On August 5, 2013, Wilsonville's South Metro Area Regional Transit (SMART) began operation of its route 8X, an express bus route connecting Beaverton TC with SMART's Wilsonville TC, but scheduled with only one trip per day in each direction. The route is intended to provide some service at times when the WES commuter rail line is not operating: early morning and late evening. During rush hours, WES connects the same two points; the SMART transit center is at WES's Wilsonville Station.
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- Runquist, Justin (August 8, 2013). "Wilsonville expands bus service to accommodate drove of new workers". The Oregonian. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
- "Route 8X Schedule". SMART. Retrieved October 2, 2014.
Media related to Beaverton Transit Center at Wikimedia Commons
- Transit Centers – TriMet page