Red Line (UTA Trax)


Red Line (UTA Trax)

     Red Line

A university-bound train near the Frank E. Moss Federal Courthouse
Overview
Type Light rail
System UTA Trax
Status operating
Locale Wasatch Front
Termini University Medical Center
Daybreak Parkway
Stations 25
Operation
Opened December 15, 2001
Operator(s) Utah Transit Authority
Technical
No. of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) Standard gauge
Electrification Overhead catenary
Route number 703
Route map

Trax system map - August 2011.png

The Red Line is a light rail line in the Trax system in the Salt Lake Valley, Utah. It originally opened in December 2001 as the Sandy/University Line, running from the University of Utah to the city of Sandy, and was later rerouted to South Jordan and renamed the Red Line in August 2011. The current line runs from the University of Utah through Downtown Salt Lake City, South Salt Lake, Murray, Midvale, and West Jordan to the Daybreak Community in South Jordan.[1]

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History

The 703 route number was first used by the Sandy/University Line, also known as the Murray/Midvale/University Line, which opened on December 15, 2001 along with the University Line. The original line from the university to Sandy ran only twice a day during commute hours,[2] while the University Line ran regularly. The southern end of the line was discontinued on May 1, 2011,[3] leaving Fashion Place West in Murray as the new southern terminus; the line was briefly renamed the Murray–University Line to reflect the change. On August 7, 2011, UTA switched to a color-based naming system and the Murray–University Line became the Red Line. That day also marked the opening of the Mid-Jordan extension, running from Fashion Place West through Midvale and West Jordan to the Daybreak development in South Jordan. Nine new stations and over 10 miles of rail were constructed for this extension at an estimated cost of $452 million.

Route

Trax Red Line (University of Utah–South Jordan)
Name Opening Municipality Park and Ride
University Medical Center 2003 Salt Lake City No
Fort Douglas
University South Campus
Stadium 2001
900 East
Trolley
Library
Courthouse 1999
900 South 2005
Ball Park 1999 Yes
Central Pointe South Salt Lake
Millcreek
Meadowbrook
Murray North Murray
Murray Central
Fashion Place West
Bingham Junction 2011 Midvale
Historic Gardner West Jordan
West Jordan City Center
2700 West
Jordan Valley
4800 West
5600 West
South Jordan Parkway South Jordan
Daybreak Parkway
End of the line

See also

References

  1. ^ "Utah Transit Authority August 2011 Service Plan". Utah Transit Authority. http://www.rideuta.com/mc/?page=RidingUTA-RouteChanges. Retrieved July 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ Leah Culler. "All aboard (Saturday) for U. TRAX". Google News Archives (Deseret News): pp. B3. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=sSBOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=eu0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=6841,1508384&hl=en. Retrieved 2011-08-07. 
  3. ^ [http://www.rideuta.com/uploads/12.TRAXDirectTrainChanges-PressRelease-UofUOnly04.25.2011.pdf "UTA to Discontinue Direct TRAX Trains From Sandy To University May 1"]. UTA Press Release. Utah Transit Authority. April 25, 2011. http://www.rideuta.com/uploads/12.TRAXDirectTrainChanges-PressRelease-UofUOnly04.25.2011.pdf. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 

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