Service restored near Lloyd Center after MAX train derails

PORTLAND, Ore. - At about 7 p.m. Friday TriMet said it had restored service to the Blue and Green MAX lines after a train derailed earlier in the afternoon.

The train derailed near 13th and Holladay as it approached the Lloyd Center station, TriMet said.

The incident happened at about 1:45 p.m.

One person suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital.

"A wheel set on the trailing (second) car lifted off the tracks and went into the ballasted trackway," TriMet said in a press release.

There was already TriMet construction in the area, adding to rider frustration. Shuttle buses served stations between the Rose Quarter and the Hollywood transit centers, and the Green line only ran between the Gateway Transit Center and the Clackamas Town Center.

There is good news for MAX riders. Due to all the inconveniences they have had to endure because of the construction and derailment, TriMet announced late Friday night that all MAX rides will be free on Monday, Aug. 18.

"To thank you for your patience and understanding, we are giving Free Rides on MAX this Monday!" TriMet said in a news release.