Portland Streetcar is a local modern streetcar system run by the city of Portland. It has two streetcar lines operating in Downtown Portland and East Portland. It connects with the TriMet buses and the MAX Light Rail (a regional light rail system with larger vehicles).
Although the Portland Streetcar system is not operated by TriMet. TriMet's tickets and passes are honored on the Streetcar. It is a proof of payment system. Purchase tickets at stations (if machines are available) or onboard the streetcars. Riders with Hop Fastpass can ride streetcar by tapping the card on the Hop reader onboard streetcar.
Streetcar Fare: $2.00 - Valid for 2 hours on Streetcar Only
Streetcar Only monthly pass: $40
All TriMet tickets and passes are accepted.
How to take streetcar
Each streetcar line runs about every 15 minutes with combined frequency of less than every 10 minutes in Downtown Portland.
Line for the streetcar is displayed on the headsign in front of the vehicle.
Purchase ticket from ticket machines at station (if available) or onboard vehicle. Machines at stations only accept debit/credit cards and machines onboard accept coins as well as $1 and $5 bills. All valid TriMet tickets and passes also valid on the streetcar.
Use the yellow validator onboard vehicle to validate prepaid Streetcar and TriMet tickets. Riders with Hop Fastpass pay fare by tapping the card on the onboard Hop reader.
Ticket inspector may ask for proof of payment.
Streetcars pick up only at designated stops. Like buses, streetcars do not stop at every stop automatically. Riders need to push the yellow strip or button on the door to request stop before arriving at the stop.
Bicycles can be taken aboard the the streetcar with no additional fare. The bike must to kept in the low floor section of the vehicle only.
The streetcar is wheelchair accessible. Disabled riders can press the round accessibility symbol on the outside of the vehicle door (the left door in the center section) when the train has stopped to deploy a ramp. Rider can stay in the middle of the platform and be visible to the streetcar operator so the ramp can be deployed as soon as streetcar stops.
If the door is open when the ramp is requested, the door will close briefly while the ramp is deployed and then reopens.
Press the blue ramp request strip in the accessible area to request stop and to have ramp deployed.