Beaverton Transit Center

No train traffic is in sight on this October day at Beaverton Transit Center.  Two of the three tracks available to MAX are visible in this scene.  The sky is handsomely blue, with clouds off to the east hinting at an autumn storm that has recently passed through. 

TriMet entered the commuter rail business early in 2009.  A line nearly fifteen miles long has its terminal platform to the south of light rail, and beyond the adjacent bus connections.  It runs to and from the southern suburb of Wilsonville, peak weekday periods only.  The route utilizes a freight rail right of way, still in operation.  The Westside Express Service (nicknamed WES) is a rare case of commuter rail that does not serve the urban area's center city.

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