PORTLAND, Ore. - An unusual accident with a MAX train caused delays Wednesday with the Red and Blue Line.
TriMet said it appears window washers dropped a rope from a platform in the Old Town section of downtown and it became entangled with the electrical contact arm on top of a train and "destroyed" the apparatus, which is known as a pantograph.
They also said shuttle buses would take passengers to their destinations and the delay could last "3 to 4 hours" while crews make repairs.
The incident took place at about 10:15 a.m.
Westbound service on the Red and Blue lines was restored at around 12 p.m., TriMet spokeswoman Mary Fetsch said. Eastbound lines were still being repaired.