Streetcar moves to full-fare system on Saturday
Beginning Saturday, the Free Rail Zone in Downtown Portland and the Lloyd District is being eliminated for riders of Portland Streetcar and TriMet. The change means that a valid fare will be required to ride both Portland Streetcar and MAX Light Rail in this area.
Portland Streetcar is introducing a new $1 fare and installing easy-to-use fare machines on streetcar platforms. The $1 fare will be for streetcar use only and valid for two hours. As always, Portland Streetcar recognizes valid TriMet fares and passes.
These changes come at a time when the streetcar system is preparing to open the Loop, a major expansion of the streetcar system that brings service to Portland’s east side. The Loop will open for service on September 22 with grand opening activities planned for 10 a.m. at OMSI and at points along the tracks.
More information about fare updates and the Loop opening celebration are at www.portlandstreetcar.org.