Westside MAX

The Westside extension was the first expansion to the original fifteen miles of MAX, and it more than doubled the system's length when it opened in 1998.  The eighteen miles to Hillsboro includes what is likely the most ambitious and costliest light rail segment anywhere in the country, the deep Robertson Tunnel, which extends three miles under West Hills.

In this view a train has recently emerged from the tunnel's eastbound portal, and has passed beneath high, old, handsome Vista Bridge.  The station just ahead for it is Goose Hollow/SW Jefferson St.  And after two further stops it will be in downtown, and on the original route.

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Deepest Light Rail Station Hillsboro Street Running Beaverton Transit Center
End, Hillsboro Beaverton, Middle Track Hillsboro, Trees and Tracks
Beaverton, Blue Sky Washington Park Philosophy Vista Bridge
On SW 18th Ave. Goose Hollow Near PGE Park
Bridge High Above Crossing the Freeway Deep Tube
Beaverton, to Gresham Route Ends, Beaverton Inbound in Hillsboro
Looking Westward Nearby Freight Rails Curving into the Tunnel
Land For Sale Portals Close-Up Kings Hill/SW Salmon
Sunset Transit Center Three Tracks at Hillsboro Rain in Hillsboro
Full Leaf in Hillsboro Interurban Heritage Beaverton Creek
Outfield Fence View from Vista Bridge Nearing Downtown
Nature Park PGE Park World's Greatest
Ballpark Lights MAX Map 2009 Vista Bridge from Afar
Sweeping Turn Land Developed New Train at Sunset
At Washington Park Two Trains, Looking West Mid-Train