Tuality Hospital/SE 8th Ave MAX Station

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Tuality Hospital/SE 8th Ave
MAX Light Rail Station
Tuality Hospital-Southeast 8th Avenue MAX station.JPG
Location SE Washington St at SE 8th Ave
Hillsboro, Oregon
USA
Coordinates 45°31′17″N 122°58′42″W / 45.521302°N 122.978347°W / 45.521302; -122.978347Coordinates: 45°31′17″N 122°58′42″W / 45.521302°N 122.978347°W / 45.521302; -122.978347
Owned by TriMet
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking 85 spaces in the Hillsboro Intermodal Transit Facility[1]
History
Opened September 12, 1998
Services
Preceding station   TriMet logo simplified.svg MAX Light Rail   Following station
Blue Line

The Tuality Hospital/Southeast 8th Avenue station is a light rail station on the MAX Blue Line in Hillsboro, Oregon, United States. Opened in 1998, it is the 18th stop westbound on the Westside MAX. The station has a single island platform with a passenger shelter, with the station primarily serving the Tuality Community Hospital campus.

History[edit]

In 1994, construction of the Westside MAX project began. On September 12, 1998, the station opened along with the rest of the Westside MAX line.[2] In September 2006, the Pacific University Health Professions Campus opened next to the station.[3] Pacific decided to build the campus there due partly to the presence of the station.[4] Pacific opened a second building in August 2010 while the city, in a joint venture with the hospital and school, opened the Hillsboro Intermodal Transit Facility the following month.[5] In March 2011, TriMet received a federal grant to pay for the installation of security cameras at the station.[6] The MAX station was designed by OTAK Inc.

Amenities[edit]

The station is located on Southeast Washington Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues. It is one block from Tuality Hospital and one-half block, or about 250 feet (76 m), from the Hillsboro Intermodal Transit Facility (HITF). The station originally did not have any park-and-ride facilities, but in April 2012, 85 spaces in the nearby HITF were designated for park-and-ride use by TriMet riders.[1]

Artwork[edit]

The public art at the station relates to the hospital, with themes of hope, light, and healing.[7] Individual pieces at the station includes 300 bronze swallows, considered a symbol of hope.[8] Implanted into the concrete, the swallows are accented by a quote from Shakespeare, while swallows also adorn the weather vanes that sit atop the passenger shelter.[7] Other artwork at the Tuality station includes a picture of Minnie Jones Coy (the founder of the hospital) and the "Quilt of Traditional Remedies" by Jane Kies.[7] Recipes for old medicinal remedies are etched into the glass windscreen in the passenger shelter,[9] while traditional medicine plants grow around the station.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "New Park & Ride: 85 spaces on Level 2 of the Hillsboro Intermodal Transit Facility now dedicated Park & Ride spaces". TriMet. April 10, 2012. Retrieved December 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ Mapes, Jeff. Gore walks tight line on Clinton. The Oregonian, September 13, 1998.
  3. ^ Demlow, Kay. Neighborhood Roundup: Pacific U. classes set to begin in new building. The Oregonian, August 31, 2006.
  4. ^ “MAX is 10 and still on track”, The Hillsboro Argus, September 11, 2008.
  5. ^ Lang, Joe (September 8, 2010). "Health campus, transit facility launched amid fanfare". The Forest Grove News-Times. Retrieved December 11, 2012. 
  6. ^ Rose, Joseph (March 31, 2011). "TriMet gets federal grant to install security cameras at 10 final MAX stations". The Oregonian. Retrieved April 2, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c d Art on Westside MAX Blue Line. TriMet. Retrieved on July 10, 2008.
  8. ^ Hamilton, Don. Sculptures will let riders know which way wind is blowing. The Oregonian, July 23, 1997.
  9. ^ Colby, Richard N. Tracking art plans. The Oregonian, August 3, 1995.

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