MAX lines running on Steel Bridge again

A power outage on the Steel Bridge trapped this MAX train and disrupted all MAX lines, May 12, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
A power outage on the Steel Bridge trapped this MAX train and disrupted all MAX lines, May 12, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A power outage on the Steel Bridge disrupted all MAX lines for most of Monday afternoon, and another issue affected travel on the bridge in the evening.

A power outage on the Steel Bridge trapped this MAX train and disrupted all MAX lines, May 12, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
A power outage on the Steel Bridge trapped this MAX train and disrupted all MAX lines, May 12, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

As of 10:05 p.m., all MAX lines were back up running with regular operations across the Steel Bridge returning, Roberta Altstadt with TriMet said. However, Altstadt  said delays should be expected throguh

Crews were back on the Steel Bridge working to fix a signal issue around 9:30 p.m., TriMet officials said.

Check TriMet’s website for the latest details, regarding any future delays or service disruption.

Officials with TriMet originally said a substation going down may have caused the power outage earlier Monday that caused a MAX train to get stuck on the Steel Bridge around 11 a.m. However, crews later learned the failure of a surge arrestor is what knocked out the power.

Altstadt said a majority of the surge arrestors that were 20 plus years old were recently replaced, and the one that failed was a new one. The manufacturer said told TriMet the surge arrestors last 15 to 20 years, so Monday’s failure was an anomaly, said Altstadt.

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