Saturday, October 31, 2009


PORTLAND - Trimet Transit Police were asked to investigate after crews making repairs to a damaged MAX line at the Skidmore Fountain Station reported that the problem may have been human caused.MAX service was disrupted for several hours Saturday morning after the pantograph arm that reaches from a train to the overhead power wire became tangled with a sagging feeder wire.According to Trimet officials, the feeder wire is usually housed in conduit, attached to the ground and extends several feet above the overhead catenary system beneath the Burnside Bridge.Riders were shuttled by bus between the Rose Quarter and Pioneer Square during the service outage.Crews were able to repair the line and full service was restored by 11 a.m

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