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Electrical wire issue causes MAX Orange Line delays

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TriMet crews were working to repair damage to overhead electrical wires on the MAX Orange line which was leading to delays Thursday. (KPTV) TriMet crews were working to repair damage to overhead electrical wires on the MAX Orange line which was leading to delays Thursday. (KPTV)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

MAX Orange Line riders experienced delays Thursday. 

Many of the MAX trains were running as single-car trains due to electrical overhead damage.

TriMet advised riders to plan for extra time due to crowding. Officials also expected additional delays due to the Sellwood Bridge closure.

Shuttle buses were used for stations on the entire MAX Orange Line.

According to officials with TriMet, there was damage with overhead electrical wires on part of the Orange Line, as well as damage to the connecting arm on some of the trains that run on that part of the line that that may be tied to the damage to the electrical wires.

The cause of the damage is under investigation. 

By 12:30 p.m., TriMet reported that Orange Line service had been restored, with delays expected through 12:45 p.m. Shuttle buses had stopped running by Thursday afternoon. 

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