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Old September 14th, 2015, 02:57 AM   #161
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Portland Streetcar #008, Tilikum Crossing / Orange Line opening day. Approaching OMSI stop. Portland Oregon, September 12 2015. by Dan Haneckow, on Flickr


PORTLAND--405 appr OMSI/SE Water OB by milantram, on Flickr


PORTLAND--123 lv S Waterfront Station OB by milantram, on Flickr


PORTLAND--009 (CW), 024 on Tilikum Crossing Bridge by milantram, on Flickr


PORTLAND--24 appr Tilikum Crossing Bridge, first CCW car by milantram, on Flickr


PORTLAND--025 lv Tilikum Crossing Bridge CW by milantram, on Flickr
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Old September 14th, 2015, 03:20 AM   #162
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LOL , I was just about to post his Portland photos...
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Old September 14th, 2015, 11:48 PM   #163
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Absolutely Stunning! Portland you have come a LONG way! Keep up the great work!
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Old September 16th, 2015, 05:56 AM   #164
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MAX Orange Line Opening Day by TriMet, on Flickr


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Old September 16th, 2015, 06:17 AM   #165
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11,200 commuters on Monday.

How many rode Orange Line, Tilikum Crossing on opening day? Numbers are in
By Elliot Njus | The Oregonian/OregonLive | updated September 15, 2015 at 6:29 PM



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TriMet's Orange Line opened to about 40,000 riders on Saturday after it officially opened at 11 a.m., the transit agency said.

That's a pretty solid opening for the $1.5-billion, 7.3-mile Orange Line. It ties the opening of the MAX Green Line on a Saturday back in 2009, while the Yellow Line opened to 20,000 riders in 2004.

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The first weekday commute on Monday drew 11,200 riders, despite delays due to a bus stuck on the tracks. And it leaves some ground to make up before reaching the first-year expected average ridership of 17,000 TriMet forecast back in 2010.

TriMet says it expects the line to carry 22,765 weekday rides by 2030.
Source: http://www.oregonlive.com/commuting/...line_tili.html
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Old September 20th, 2015, 07:47 PM   #166
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With the completion of the streetcar loop and the Orange Line, what is Trimet's next great challenge? Are there any major expansion projects in the works, or is this pretty much it for now?
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Old September 20th, 2015, 09:08 PM   #167
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Die anyone made Fotos Form the Metrostation Washington park
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Old September 20th, 2015, 11:17 PM   #168
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With the completion of the streetcar loop and the Orange Line, what is Trimet's next great challenge? Are there any major expansion projects in the works, or is this pretty much it for now?
I don't think this is an official project, but I'd like to see them underground the mail lines through downtown. The few times I've ridden the system, that bit felt like it just crawled.
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Old September 21st, 2015, 01:30 AM   #169
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With the completion of the streetcar loop and the Orange Line, what is Trimet's next great challenge? Are there any major expansion projects in the works, or is this pretty much it for now?
Well they have the Southwest Corridor project that is going nowhere fast and Powell / Division is a BRT project.

This is the first time in 25 years that TriMet does not have a LRT project in the FTA funding pipeline. It's to bad because once you get out of line, it's hard to get back in
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Old September 21st, 2015, 01:38 AM   #170
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I don't think this is an official project, but I'd like to see them underground the mail lines through downtown. The few times I've ridden the system, that bit felt like it just crawled.
It's the east - west lines that need to go underground. That was made much more difficult with the construction of the Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) tunnels. With tunnels on either side of the river they took the perfect underground elevation for a subway tunnel. Consequently any east west subway would need to dive down, under the CSO tunnels and climbing at a 5% grade they would overshoot downtown and the Lloyd District and it would make for some very deep and expensive stations
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Old September 21st, 2015, 02:12 AM   #171
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Die anyone made Fotos Form the Metrostation Washington park
I hope they won't: it doesn't seem a crime evil enough to deserve their death


Sorry skyfann for making fun of you: I got you (more likely your keyboard) simply misspelled the first word (die instead of did), but the joke was - somewhat - served on a silver platter and I couldn't restrain myself.
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Old September 22nd, 2015, 10:51 PM   #172
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I don't think this is an official project, but I'd like to see them underground the mail lines through downtown. The few times I've ridden the system, that bit felt like it just crawled.
I think I saw a study (years ago) about putting at least one of the LRT routes underground through downtown Portland (I think the east-west one along Morrison and Yamhill). The study concluded that it would only save a little bit of time and wasn't worth the cost...however, that was at least ten years ago and there were significantly fewer trains per hour back then—there was no Yellow, Green, or Orange line then. If Portland ever puts a sixth LRT line in along Hawthorne or where ever they ought to seriously look into subway-fying the downtown LRT routes (and maybe using the old LRT tracks for the Portland streetcar?).

I've been unable to find this study but if I do I'll post it here in the future.
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With the completion of the streetcar loop and the Orange Line, what is Trimet's next great challenge? Are there any major expansion projects in the works, or is this pretty much it for now?
The next one currently undergoing a feasibility study is the Southwest Corridor towards Tualatin (and maybe Wilsonville). It would mostly likely be a new MAX line.
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Do you habe some Photos from this station?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vtmSL4j_to

By the way Portland looks very nice. Is the city a safe city compared with other Us citys?
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The next one currently undergoing a feasibility study is the Southwest Corridor towards Tualatin (and maybe Wilsonville). It would mostly likely be a new MAX line.
Why? Isn't that already served by commuter rail?
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Why? Isn't that already served by commuter rail?
It is but the commuter rail is low capacity/frequency.
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It is but the commuter rail is low capacity/frequency.
The way Trimet runs it , its low capacity. But if the system were built like other cities around the US and World , it could be high capacity.
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This is from 2009 but is a good image of potential future corridors:



Is there any possibility of resurrecting the extension to Vancouver?
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What is a High Speed Streetcar?
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The way Trimet runs it , its low capacity. But if the system were built like other cities around the US and World , it could be high capacity.
I don't think WES is in it for the long haul. The way it halts traffic on two very busy thoroughfares (Farmington and Canyon Roads) almost simultaneously when entering Beaverton is not something that sits well with anyone. If anything, I think WES was built to test the waters out in the southwest before they decide to build a MAX line.
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