Tuesday, April 16, 2013

UTA opens Airport TRAX line

UTA opens Airport TRAX line UTA

The Utah Transit Authority opened the Airport TRAX line April 14. The six-mile light-rail line extends the existing Green Line from the Arena Station at 400 West South Temple to North Temple and the Salt Lake City International Airport.

It will provide a direct transfer from its 500 West Station on top of the newly-renovated North Temple Viaduct to FrontRunner commuter rail, which will eventually connect all commuters from Ogden to Provo. There will be five stations along North Temple at 500 West, 800 West, 1100 West, 1500 West and 1950 West. There will also be a station and Welcome Center just outside Terminal One of the airport.

The project cost between $250-290 million and has a projected ridership of 14,000 in 2013.

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