City Hall appears across SW 5th Ave. in this second view
from the southbound station that serves this area of governmental buildings. There is only
one further station to go.
As noted elsewhere within the pages of
this series, Portland MAX has acquired four different series of light rail
vehicles in its history. The "Type 4" trains, as appearing
in this image,
are the newest; they entered service
shortly before Portland Mall became operational. The LRVs. with their
distinctive curved fronts and rears, are similar
to units in use in Houston and San Diego.
The Yellow Line to Expo Center and the Green Line to Clackamas Town Center
are the two through routes along Portland Mall. In addition, there is
periodic weekday afternoon service that travels between PSU and Union
Station as a loop shuttle. And on Sunday afternoons, the replica
Portland Vintage Trolley follows that same clockwise loop.