Over the weekend, 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 in September, with grand opening activities planned.