Vandalized cables cause MAX train delays

Red, blue, green and yellow MAX lines were affected

Someone vandalized the high-voltage cables at the Hollywood Transit Center, causing MAX delays on August 10, 2017. (Trimet)
Someone vandalized the high-voltage cables at the Hollywood Transit Center, causing MAX delays on August 10, 2017. (Trimet)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Someone vandalized the high-voltage cables for the MAX near the Hollywood Transit Center, causing delays for blue, red, green and yellow line trains Thursday evening.

MAX lines were delayed up to 45 minutes because the vandalism caused signal issues. Officials hoped to get trains back on schedule for the evening but the Friday morning commute could also be impacted.

TriMet spokesperson Tia York said crews made temporary repairs to the cables and permanent repairs will be done overnight while MAX trains aren’t running.

Officials are investigating the vandalism and offering up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of a suspect.