Thursday, April 30, 2009

Rise Above the Rose City: The Portland Aerial Tram

Portland Aerial TramThe next time you visit Portland make sure you take a ride on the Portland Aerial Tram. Covering a distance of 3,300 feet, the tram rises 500 feet in elevation from the South Waterfront terminal to the Oregon Health & Science University. The view from the university looking eastward toward the Willamette River is fantastic!

Portland Aerial Tram rising toward OHSU

On January 27, 2007, the Portland Aerial Tram opened to the public, and has increasingly become a tourist destination. The roundtrip fare is $4.00. For more info, see the Portland Aerial Tram’s Rider Info page.

Facts About the Tram
Cars: Two 79-passenger cars, both ADA-compatible
Capacity: 980 people/hour in each direction
Speed & ride time: 22 mph; 3 minutes
Frequency: Departs every 5 minutes during peak hours

Portland Aerial Tram cabin

Getting to the Tram
The Portland Streetcar conveniently stops at the lower terminal of the tram. For more info on the streetcar, see Portland Streetcar.

Portland Streetcar

Redmond Library Board

No comments: