Rose Quarter Transit Center

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Rose Quarter Transit Center
MAX light rail station
Rose Quarter MAX station.jpg
A light-rail train, heading east, approaches the Rose Quarter TC MAX station from downtown Portland. The bus portion of the transit center is on the other side of the freeway overpass.
Location 47 Northeast Holladay Street
Portland, Oregon
Owned by TriMet
Platforms Side and island platforms
Tracks 3
Bicycle facilities Bike racks and lockers
Disabled access Yes
Opened September 5, 1986
Preceding station   TriMet icon.svg MAX Light Rail   Following station
Blue Line
toward PSU South
Green Line
Red Line
Connections via Interstate/Rose Quarter MAX Station
toward PSU South
Yellow Line
toward Expo Center

Rose Quarter Transit Center is a light rail station in the MAX system and a TriMet bus transit center, and is located in the Rose Quarter area of Portland, Oregon, a part of the Lloyd District. It is served by the Blue, Green and Red Lines. It is currently the 7th stop eastbound on the Eastside MAX as well as the first stop after crossing the Willamette River on the Steel Bridge. Two hundred yards west of the station is the Interstate/Rose Quarter station on the MAX Yellow Line.

Originally called the Coliseum Transit Center, it was renamed Rose Quarter Transit Center in 1994. As of September 2012, the transit center is served by six TriMet bus routes.

The transit center is located at 47 NE Holladay Street where it intersects NE Wheeler Avenue; the MAX station platforms are under an Interstate 5 overpass. The station serves the Rose Quarter area, which includes the Moda Center and the Memorial Coliseum located just to the northwest. The station has three platforms—two side platforms plus an additional island platform and track used as train storage and during special events.

The former Portland Vintage Trolley car barn is located on the north side of the platforms and connects to the tracks just to the east of the station. It will be converted into a maintenance facility for TriMet workers.[1] Bus service from the surrounding stops serves much of North and Northeast Portland. Because most of the platform length is under the freeway overpass and the Rose Quarter is a major transit hub, this station can be very loud after events in the Rose Quarter neighborhood.

From 2001 to 2012, the transit center was located within Fareless Square (renamed the Free Rail Zone in 2010), but the free-ride zone was discontinued in September 2012. There is also a concessionaire building located at this station offering refreshments.

Bus lines[edit]

Along with MAX, the transit center is served by the following bus lines:

  • 4 - Division/Fessenden
  • 8 - Jackson Park/NE 15th Ave
  • 35 - Macadam/Greeley
  • 44 - Capitol Hwy/Mocks Crest
  • 77 - Broadway/Halsey
  • 85 - Swan Island
  • C-Tran 157-Lloyd District Express


Coliseum TC in 1991, before creation of the Rose Quarter
Bus-stop shelter and Moda Center
Buses at the transit center in 2013. The MAX station is in the background, at right.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Proposal Notice for LU 14-230156 AD". City of Portland, Oregon. November 6, 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 

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Coordinates: 45°31′49″N 122°39′55″W / 45.530194°N 122.665278°W / 45.530194; -122.665278