UTA to open Airport TRAX Line on April 14

Written by Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor
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Construction on Utah Transit Authority's (UTA) Airport TRAX line, which will connect Salt Lake City's downtown with Salt Lake International Airport, is coming to a close. Substantial completion is expected by the end of the month and will be followed by testing.

The Airport TRAX line will open for operation Sunday, April 14, 2013, ahead of schedule,

 “The Airport TRAX line is the most anticipated of our new lines,” UTA Board Chair Greg Hughes said. “It will provide a key connection to a top destination, employment centers and the rest of the Wasatch Front.”

Testing on the line will begin with one train on Nov. 1. Test runs will start at a relatively slow speed, working up to full speed by Nov. 9. During the week of Nov. 12, UTA will begin running multiple trains on the line.

Testing on the Airport Line will be conducted with attention to safety. Flaggers will be used along the line until all of the signals, lights and crossings have been thoroughly tested and certified for safe use.

Categories: OFF Track Maintenance, Rapid Transit/Light Rail