Tuality Hospital/Southeast 8th Avenue MAX Station

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Tuality Hospital/Southeast 8th Avenue
MAX Light Rail Station
Tuality Hospital-Southeast 8th Avenue MAX station.JPG
Location SE Washington St at SE 8th Ave
Hillsboro, Oregon
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
Parking 85 spaces in the Hillsboro Intermodal Transit Facility[1]
Opened September 12, 1998
Preceding station   TriMet icon.svg MAX Light Rail   Following station
Blue Line

Tuality Hospital/Southeast 8th Avenue 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.


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.


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]


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]


  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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