For the first time in more than 50 years, streetcars will serve the east side of Portland. The expanded service begins on Sept. 22.
The eastside expansion will bring passengers over the Broadway Bridge from Northwest Lovejoy Street, connecting to the Lloyd District, the Oregon Convention Center, the Central Eastside's Produce Row, and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
When the new segment opens, streetcar service will be divided into two lines, which will overlap on 10th and 11th avenues in Northwest Portland and downtown.
The opening of the eastside line will bring enhanced service to the most heavily used section of the Westside alignment on 10th and 11th avenues between Portland State University and the Pearl District. This section will see trains arriving every seven minutes, down from the current 12 to 13 minute wait times.
Trains on the eastside, Northwest 23rd Avenue and the South Waterfront will arrive every 14 minutes. For a map of the new two-line system, go to portlandstreetcar.org.
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