Expo Center station
|MAX Light Rail station|
|Location||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. The 300 park-and-ride spaces are free for commuters arriving before 10 am on weekdays for a maximum 24 hours. At all other times, drivers must pay the Expo Center's usual $7–8 parking fee.
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.