- Washington/Southeast 12th Avenue
name=Washington/Southeast 12th Avenue
image_caption=West end of the station
MAX Light Railrail color box|system=TMTC|line=Blue
September 12 1998
mpassengers=The Washington/Southeast 12th Avenue station is a
light railstation on the MAX Blue Linein Hillsboro, Oregon. Hillsboro's West Precinct is near the station. Opened in 1998, it is the 17th stop westbound on the Westside MAX, and the last eastbound stop prior to crossing the Main Street Bridge.
Construction of the Westside MAX project began in 1994, and on
September 12 1998, the station opened along with the rest of the Westside MAX line. [Mapes, Jeff. Gore walks tight line on Clinton. " The Oregonian", September 13 1998.]
Located at the eastern end of Washington Street at 12th Avenue, the station is in
TriMet's fare zone 3. [http://trimet.org/max/stations/wash12ss.htm Washington/SE 12th Ave MAX Station.] TriMet. Retrieved on July 11 2008.] At this location westbound trains begin operating in the middle of Washington Street on tracks embedded in the pavement. There are bike lockers at the station, but there is not a park and ride lot. The Washington Street Station has bus connections to both the 57 and 47 bus lines.
The station was designed by OTAK, Inc. and has
side platforms, while the artwork theme was selected by artist Linda Haworth.Colby, Richard N. Tracking art plans. " The Oregonian", August 3 1995.] Located in a Hispanic neighborhood, the public art theme is "Sweet Home and the Garden of Life" or "La Casa Dulce y el Jardin de la Vida." The dominate piece of art is a 140-foot long tile wall created from over 650 tiles created by area residents.Gragg, Randy. A platform to reveal the art of the journey. " The Oregonian", September 9 1998.] Other artwork includes photographs etched into the glass of the windscreen, birds in a mosaic on benches, and a weather vanethat looks like a snow globeas designed by Nate Slusarenko with images of Mount Hoodand vehicles. [http://trimet.org/publicart/bluelineart.htm Art on Westside MAX Blue Line.] TriMet. Retrieved on June 11 2008.] There is also a path colored to resemble carpet, while the planters at the station resemble kettles used for making cheese in the traditional manner.
* [http://trimet.org/max/stations/wash12ss.htm TriMet]
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