Providence Park MAX Station

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Providence Park
MAX Light Rail station
MaxatPGEPark.jpg
Westbound platform
Location SW 18th and Morrison (westbound)
SW 17th and Yamhill (eastbound)
Goose Hollow, Portland OR
USA
Coordinates 45°31′18.5″N 122°41′23″W / 45.521806°N 122.68972°W / 45.521806; -122.68972Coordinates: 45°31′18.5″N 122°41′23″W / 45.521806°N 122.68972°W / 45.521806; -122.68972
Owned by Trimet
Platforms Side platforms
Tracks 3
Construction
Bicycle facilities Lockers
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened August 31, 1997
Previous names Civic Stadium, PGE Park, Jeld-Wen Field
Services
Preceding station   TriMet logo simplified.svg MAX Light Rail   Following station
Blue Line
One-way operation
Red Line
One-way operation

Providence Park is a light rail station on the MAX Blue and Red lines located in the Goose Hollow neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. It is named after the adjacent stadium, Providence Park. The station primarily serves Providence Park and residential areas around West Burnside Street. The station, consisting of separate eastbound and westbound platforms built into city sidewalks between SW 17th and SW 18th Avenues on SW Yamhill and SW Morrison Streets, opened on August 31, 1997.

Originally named Civic Stadium, it was renamed to PGE Park in 2001, Jeld-Wen Field in 2011, and to its present name in 2014. All of the renamings were the results of changes in the name of the stadium.[1]

Tracks split just outside the station on SW 18th Ave. into eastbound tracks on SW Yamhill St. and westbound tracks on SW Morrison St. This split results in a transit mall east to SW 1st Ave.

The Morrison platform is at an angle to the street grid and has a regular side platform which fronts a small public plaza. There is also a second platform and storage track used for special events. The Yamhill Street platform takes the entire block and features unique seating shaped like punctuation marks. A large apartment complex occupies the space between the platforms.

Bus line connections[edit]

This station is served by the following bus lines:

  • 15-Belmont/NW 23rd
  • 18-Hillside
  • 51-Vista
  • 63-Washington Park

The line 20-Burnside/Stark also stops two blocks north of the station on West Burnside Street at NW 19th Avenue (westbound) and NW 18th Avenue (eastbound).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brettman, Alan (March 5, 2014). "City, Timbers do not have to disclose naming rights dollars for publicly owned stadium, city says". The Oregonian. Retrieved March 6, 2014. 

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