Portland Aerial Tram

Aerial Tram CarThe Portland Aerial Tram provides a critical link between Marquam Hill and the new South Waterfront district. The tram provides a vital connection for OHSU and the community while serving as a catalyst for economic development and urban renewal.

For hours of operation and more information about riding the tram, visit the Portland Aerial Tram website.

Crucial link

The Portland Aerial Tram and the crucial link it provides between Marquam Hill and South Waterfront has leveraged private investments of almost $2 billion in the South Waterfront District.

Economic growth

OHSU's expansion is spurring extensive development of the South Waterfront district, which will lead to some 10,000 new jobs.

Urban renewal

The tram reconnects adjacent neighborhoods to the river and helps create a vibrant new live/work district for Portland.

Connection is essential to great health care, discovery and learning

The tram quickly links doctors, nurses, engineers, scientists and students. This critical synergy creates a collaborative environment in which promising discoveries can quickly be translated into new therapies, and in which tomorrow's caregivers will have access to all of OHSU.

A central gateway

Fast tram service to Marquam Hill, ample parking and good public transportation links at the Center for Health & Healing on the South Waterfront adds a convenient, centrally located point of entry to all OHSU services.

Tram Facts

  • Cars: Two 79-passenger cars, both ADA-compatible
  • Capacity: 980 people/hour in each direction
  • Speed & ride time: 22 miles/hour; 3 minutes
  • Frequency: Departs every 5 minutes during peak hours
  • Owners: The tram is owned by the City of Portland. OHSU and the city will share responsibilities for ongoing tram operations.