Portland Aerial Tram will close for nearly a week

Portland's Aerial Tram (Undated)
Portland's Aerial Tram (Undated)

PORTLAND, Ore (KOIN) — The Portland Aerial Tram will be closed most of next week for maintenance. The tram will be out of service from 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22 to 5:30 a.m. on Monday, November 28.

The work is scheduled for the week of Thanksgiving since that is typically a time when the tram has lower than normal use.

During the closure, shuttle buses will run between Oregon Health & Science University’s South Waterfront and Marquam Hill campuses. You can catch the shuttle bus from the Center for Health & Healing in South Waterfront and from the Kohler Pavilion roundabout on Marquam Hill.

Crews will replace the tram’s haul rope, which is used to propel the tram cabins from one station to the other. The haul rope was last replaced in 2010 and must be replaced periodically. The shuttle buses will be available during the tram’s operating hours. It’s advised that you give yourself an extra 30 minutes due to this change.

The tram at OHSU in Southwest Portland, Aug. 29, 2015 (KOIN)
The tram at OHSU in Southwest Portland, Aug. 29, 2015 (KOIN)