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MAX train service restored after derailment near Lloyd Center station

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A westbound MAX train's wheel set lifted off the track, causing the train to derail as it entered the Lloyd Center Station at 1:45 p.m. on Friday.

TriMet officials said one person suffered a minor injury and was taken to a hospital, but the rest of the riders walked to the Lloyd Center platform.

MAX Blue line and Green line trains were disrupted.

Because of the derailment - and due to construction in the area - riders were told to expect major delays through the evening commute. Shuttle buses served stations between the Rose Quarter and the Hollywood transit centers.

Many riders saw 30 minutes or more in additional wait times.

The issue was compounded by construction on train tracks two blocks away near 11th and Holladay. Riders have seen short delays all week while workers made track and switch improvements there.

TriMet workers used a hydraulic system to move the train back onto the tracks. The process took about three hours. A second train then moved the incident train off the track, allowing workers to inspect for any damage to the track.

Before moving any passenger trains through the area, TriMet ran a practice train over the stretch of track where the derailment happened.

TriMet is still investigating the derailment.

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