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SALT LAKE CITY
 Utah . USA

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 TRAX

Salt Lake City (Utah), 190,000 inh, about 1 million in metropolitan area served by light rail, and 2 million in larger metropolitan region.

Light Rail 'TRAX', operated by Utah Transit Authority (UTA):

LIGHT RAIL

50 stops
71.4 km

3 lines:

Blue Line (701): Salt Lake Central - Draper Town Center
Red Line (703): University Medical Center - Daybreak Parkway
Green Line (704): Airport - West Valley Central

HISTORY

Delta Center (now Arena) - Sandy Civic Center (24 km, Dec. 1999)
Delta Center (now Arena) - University Medical Center (3.7 km to Stadium - Dec. 2001; 2.4 km to Med. Center - Sept. 2003)

On 27 April 2008, both lines were extended from Arena to Salt Lake Central Station (1.2 km, 3 stops), where transfer is provided to the new Frontrunner suburban rail service (which operates every 30 minutes throughout the day, and hourly in the evenings).
On 7 Aug 2011, the 8.2 km West Valley Line (Green Line) and the 17 km Mid-Jordan Line (Red Line) were opened.

14 April 2013: Arena - Airport (9.4 km)
18 Aug 2013: Sandy Civic Center - Draper Town Center (5.7 km)

Rolling Stock: SD160 high-floor and S70 partly low-floor light rail vehicles, both from Siemens

 SUGAR HOUSE STREETCAR

Construction of the 3 km Sugar House Streetcar line started in May 2012. [> Sugar House Streetcar Project Website ]

Now labelled the "S-Line", it opened on 8 Dec. 2013, also using Siemens S70 vehicles (with hidden couplers) on this primarily single-track feeder route.

 

 Photos
 Links

UTA (Official Website)

Sugar House Streetcar Project

UTA TRAX at Wikipedia

Lightrail.com

TRAX at nysubway.org

LightRailNow - Salt Lake City

TRAX at Utahrails.net

Read your webmaster's personal impressions of the Salt Lake City TRAX system (July 2012)

 

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