Train derailment suspends some bus stops in North Portland
TriMet is temporarily suspending service at some North Portland stops because of the closure of the Going Street Overpass.
The overpass is closed because it was struck by two locomotives and three tank cars containing liquefied petroleum gas that derailed in the Albina Yard on Saturday morning. There is no estimate on when it will reopen.
TriMet Line 85 trips to Swan Island is affected. There is no service to the stops at North Interstate and Albina (Stop ID 11839) and North Greeley and Going Overpass (Stop ID 2195). For trips to Rose Quarter Transit Center, there is no service to the stop at North Interstate and Albina (Stop ID 2945).
Union Pacific said the derailment happened around 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 7. It cracked a support beam to an overpass providing access to a major industrial area. The railroad said there were no injuries and none of the tanks leaked in the derailment. Crews worked to get the locomotives and tank cars back on the tracks.
Portland Bureau of Transportation spokesman Dylan Rivera said PBOT opened two travel lanes on the North Going Street Bridge on Sunday which had previously been closed to traffic. The road provides access to Swan Island, a major industrial area of the city with many workers.
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