PSU Urban Center stations

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PSU Urban Center station
MAX light rail stations
PSU Urban Center SW 5th and Mill MAX station - Portland, Oregon.JPG
5th & Mill Street platform
Location SW 6th & Montgomery (northbound)
SW 5th & Mill (southbound)
Portland, Oregon
 United States
Coordinates 45°30′43″N 122°40′55″W / 45.51194°N 122.68194°W / 45.51194; -122.68194Coordinates: 45°30′43″N 122°40′55″W / 45.51194°N 122.68194°W / 45.51194; -122.68194
Owned by TriMet
Tracks 1 per split
Connections Portland Streetcar's NS Line
and A Loop and B Loop lines
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 2009–2012: Fareless Square/Free Rail Zone (in Zone 1);
2012–present: Not applicable
Opened August 2009
Preceding station   TriMet icon.svg MAX Light Rail   Following station
Green Line
One-way operation
Yellow Line
toward Expo Center
toward SE Park Ave
Orange Line
One-way operation

The PSU Urban Center stations are light rail stations on the MAX Green, Orange and Yellow Lines in downtown Portland, Oregon, United States, located adjacent to the PSU Urban Center, of Portland State University. The northbound platform is the PSU Urban Center Southwest 6th & Montgomery Street station, and the southbound platform is the PSU Urban Center/Southwest 5th & Mill Street station. The stations opened on August 30, 2009, and for the next three years they were temporarily the southern passenger terminus of the Portland Transit Mall MAX extension, awaiting construction of the PSU South stations. The latter opened on September 2, 2012,[1] and the change made PSU Urban Center the second stop northbound and the next-to-last stop southbound on the Portland Mall MAX lines.

The stations are built into the sidewalks of 5th and 6th Avenue. There are connections to the Portland Streetcar's NS Line and A and B Loop lines, and TriMet and C-Tran buses.

When opened in August 2009, the stations were located in Fareless Square (within fare zone 1), which was renamed the Free Rail Zone four months later, in January 2010. However, the fare-free zone was eliminated in 2012, when TriMet discontinued all use of fare zones.[1]


  1. ^ a b Bailey Jr., Everton (August 30, 2012) [print edition date August 31, 2012, p. 1]. "TriMet boosts most fares starting Saturday; some routes changing". The Oregonian. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 

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