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When on a moving Portland El train, the game will play cinematic sequences of the train moving along the line. Pictured here is a Portland El train in GTA III.

The Portland El (Portland Electric Line) is a elevated train line that runs around Portland Island, Liberty City.

The Portland El has appeared in both Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, along with a section appearing in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, during "Saint Mark's Bistro". The system is absent in the Grand Theft Auto Advance rendition of Liberty City due to hardware limitations.



The Portland El was completed in 1930, and continued to run until at least 2001 (when Grand Theft Auto III took place). Much of the system, obviously, run on elevated tracks, although a very short stretch of the line at Saint Mark's does level itself to a near at-grade configuration against the district's slope. Players can access or leave trains at any station along the line, where the trains come to a stop and open their doors for the player to enter or exit.

The system itself is simply ring line with two train tracks, but trains only travel counterclockwise along one line with two out of three stations having only one platform for the functional side of the tracks. This may suggest that there was originally two trains running in opposite directions, or may just have been put in for possible use by the player only.

The trains themselves are exactly the same as those found along the Liberty City Subway, and may appear with two or three car configurations.


The Portland El has stations in Saint Mark's, Hepburn Heights, and on the edge of Chinatown; the stations are further assigned unique station names in GTA Liberty City Stories, as listed below. The three districts served by the Portland El network, in Grand Theft Auto III, belong to the Leone Family, the Diablos and the Triads. This is likely by design, and after leaving Portland in Grand Theft Auto III it becomes extremely dangerous to use the Portland El, as each gang is out to kill the player character.


GTA Liberty City Stories

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This article uses material from the "Portland El" article on the GTA wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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