KUER Local News
5:34 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

UTA Moves Ahead With Service Changes after New FrontRunner Line Opens

The Utah Transit Authority’s Provo to Salt Lake FrontRunner line is open for business as of today. Now UTA officials will turn their attention toward finishing the TRAX line out to the airport. That means some immediate changes in existing TRAX service will affect riders. 

UTA Spokesman Gerry Carpenter says trains moving north to Salt Lake and South to Provo were fully loaded with passengers opening day. He says there were minor hiccups and delays typical of a new service.

“This is largely due to the fact that we have a whole new set of customers who aren’t used to trains," he says. "They’re taking a little longer to board at the stations and a little bit longer to exit at their destinations.”

UTA has also altered TRAX service. On Saturday, trains will begin running one hour later than usual and Sunday service will end two hours earlier. Also, the green line which normally goes to Salt Lake Central station now ends at arena station which allows UTA officials to test trains out on the new TRAX line that will offer service to Salt Lake International Airport. It’s scheduled to begin operating in April.

Carpenter says downtown Salt Lake City bus service has been adjusted to better serve commuters coming into Salt Lake and there have been changes to bus service in Utah County.

“The most dramatic change was replacing the Express Bus service with our new FrontRunner line," he says. "So we’ve invited those express riders to come over and try out FrontRunner.”

For more detailed information on current bus route and TRAX service changes, visit rideUTA.com