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Operator UTA
System Type Light Rail
Year Opened 1999
# of Lines 3
# of Cars 146
Mileage 44.8
Gauge Standard
Stations 50
Power Overhead
Fare Media Tkts/POP
Website UTABUS
Data Date 2013
1st Visit 1/2000
Last Visit 5/2013
% Rode 98%

US Transit > Central > Salt Lake City
TRAX Light Rail

TRAX

The naysayers said it would never be popular, but TRAX has been proven that you build it and they will want more.

After building the line to Sandy in 1999, everyone in the Salt Lake basin wanted Light Rail. The University line soon followed. An extension to the new FrontRunner station was next. Followed quick are lines to the Airport, Draper, Mid-Jordon and West Valley.

TRAX even runs on Sundays which has opened up downtown on weekends.

TRAX obtained used Light Rail Cars from San Jose, CA (built by UTDC) to supplement their fleet of Siemens high floor cars. With all the recent extensions they acquired low-floor cars from Siemens

The system as of 2014 is made up of 3 lines.

  • Blue Line, from Draper to Salt Lake Centra
  • Red Line, from Daybreak to University Medical Center
  • Green Line, from West Valley to the Airport
List of stations featured on this website, in Alphabetical Order:
New Station Lines served # of Photos New Photos
  900 South       14  
  Airport       8  
  Arena       18  
  Ballpark      

2

 
  Central Pointe       10  
  City Center      

18

 
  Courthouse       14  
  Daybreak       12  
  Decker Lake       7  
  Fairpark       2  
  Fashion Plaza West       11  
  Fort Douglas       9  
  Galiver Plaza       9  
  Greektown       12  
  Historic Gardner       8  
  Historic Sandy      

3

 
  Jackson-Euclid       2  
  Library       8  
  Midvale Central       12  
  Midvale Ft. Union      

5

 
  Mill Creek       4  
  Murray Central       5  
  North Temple       4  
  Planetarium       7  
  Sandy Civic Center       16  
  Salt Lake Central       9  
  South Jordon Pkwy       16  
  Temple Square       9  
  Trolley       6  
  University Medical Center       12  
  West Valley Central       9  
  University Junction (no station)       16  
  Yard: Jordan       16  
  Yard: Midvale       14  
  Car interiors       10  

 

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