900 South (UTA station)

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900 South
Utah Transit Authority (UTA)
TRAX light rail station
900 South Station 3.jpg
A train stopping at 900 South.
Station statistics
Address 900 South 200 West
Salt Lake City, Utah[1]
 United States
Coordinates 40°45′0.74″N 111°53′48.83″W / 40.7502056°N 111.8968972°W / 40.7502056; -111.8968972Coordinates: 40°45′0.74″N 111°53′48.83″W / 40.7502056°N 111.8968972°W / 40.7502056; -111.8968972
Line(s)

Utah Transit Authority (UTA):

Connections UTA local bus
Structure type At-grade
Platforms 1 island platform
Parking None[1]
Other information
Opened 19 September 2005[2]
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by UTA
Services
Preceding station   Utah Transit Authority   Following station
Blue Line
Red Line
toward Airport
Green Line
  Former services  
Sandy/University Line

900 South is a light rail station in Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, in the United States, served by all three lines of Utah Transit Authority's TRAX light rail system. The Blue Line provides service from Downtown Salt Lake City to Draper. The Red Line provides service from the University of Utah to the Daybreak Community of South Jordan. The Green Line provides service from the Salt Lake City International Airport to West Valley City (via Downtown Salt Lake City). The station opened on 19 September 2005 and is operated by the Utah Transit Authority. 900 South is notable for being the first infill station constructed along an existing line of the TRAX system.[2]

Description[edit]

The station is located at 900 South 200 West.[1] The island platform, capable of serving up to four-car trains,[3] is located in the median of 200 West between 800 South and 900 South. Unlike many TRAX stations, 900 South does not have a Park and Ride lot.[1] This station is operated by Utah Transit Authority.

As part of the UTA's Art in Transit program, 900 South features three 12-foot (3.7 m) high glass sculptures featuring the likenesses of 15 neighborhood children.[2] Created by local artists Dan Cummings, Dinah Ihle and Kerry Transtrum, the sculptures are meant to illustrate the diversity of the people living in the neighborhood adjacent to the station.[4] The artists also created four platform benches in the shape of clasping hands in the central portion of the platform, between the two canopies resembling the canopy at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.[4]

All of UTA's TRAX and FrontRunner trains and stations, as well as all fixed route buses, are compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act and are therefore accessible to those with disabilities.[5] Signage at the stations, on the passenger platforms, and on the trains clearly indicate accessibility options. Ramps on the passenger platform and assistance from the train operator may be necessary for wheelchair boarding on Blue Line (weekdays only). These ramps are not used on weekends or on the Red or Green Lines. In accordance with the Utah Clean Air Act and UTA ordinance, "smoking is prohibited on UTA vehicles as well as UTA bus stops, TRAX stations, and FrontRunner stations".[6]

History[edit]

A station at 900 South was proposed as part of the original Sandy/Salt Lake Line completed in 1999.[7] Although no station was yet in place, by 2000 local developers began to develop high-density housing and retail uses in the vicinity of where the 900 South station was once proposed.[8] As a result of the creation of higher-density housing in providing for a ridership base, on 6 April 2004, UTA officials announced a station at 900 South would be constructed.[9] By November both UTA and Salt Lake City signed an agreement for the construction of the $1.2 million station to be funded through the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City.[10]

Groundbreaking for the station occurred on 21 April 2005.[11] UTA officials announced the addition of the station would only add an additional two minutes to the existing travel time between the termini and represent the first infill station completed along the line since its opening in 1999.[11] The station commenced service on 19 September 2005, following six months of construction.[2]

Train schedules[Note 1][edit]

Blue Line[edit]

On weekdays the first northbound Blue Line train (to the Salt Lake Central Station) leaves 900 South Station at about 5:30 am and the first southbound train (to the Draper Town Center Station) leaves at about 6:00 am. The last northbound train leaves at 11:06 pm and the last southbound train leaves at 11:45 pm. However, the last southbound train only goes as far south as the Fashion Place West Station; the last southbound train to the Draper Town Center Station leaves at 11:00 pm.

On Saturdays the first northbound train leaves at about 6:30 am and the first southbound train leaves at about 7:15 am. The last northbound train leaves at 11:02 pm and the last northbound train leaves at 11:49 pm. However, the last southbound train only goes as far south as the Central Pointe Station; the last southbound train to the Draper Town Center Station leaves at 11:09 pm.

On Sundays the first northbound train leaves at about 9:45 am and the first southbound train leaves at about 10:30 am. The last northbound train leaves at 7:42 pm and the last southbound train leaves at 8:29 pm. However, the last southbound train only goes as far south as the Central Pointe Station; the last southbound train to the Draper Town Center Station leaves at 8:09 pm.

Blue Line trains run every fifteen minutes on weekdays and every twenty minutes on weekends.[12]

Red Line[edit]

On weekdays the first northbound Red Line train (to the University Medical Center Station) leaves the 900 South Station at about 5:00 am and the first southbound train (to the Daybreak Parkway Station) leaves at about 5:45 am. The last northbound train leaves at 10:56 pm and the last southbound train leaves at 11:52 pm. However, the last southbound train only goes as far south as the Central Pointe Station; the last southbound train to the Daybreak Parkway Station leaves at 11:22 pm.

On Saturdays the first northbound train leaves at about 6:30 am and the first southbound train leaves at about 7:30 am. The last northbound train leaves at 11:07 pm and the last southbound train leaves at 11:59 pm. However, the last southbound train only goes as far south as the Central Pointe Station; the last southbound train to the Daybreak Parkway Station leaves at 10:39 pm.

On Sundays the first northbound train leaves at about 9:30 am and the first southbound train leaves at about 10:30 am. The last northbound train leaves at 7:47 pm and the last southbound train leaves at 8:39 pm. However, the last southbound train only goes as far south as the Central Pointe Station; the last southbound train to the Daybreak Parkway Station leaves at 7:19 pm.

Red Line trains run every fifteen minutes on weekdays and every twenty minutes on weekends.[12]

Green Line[edit]

On weekdays the first northbound Green Line train (to the Airport Station) leaves the 900 South Station at about 5:00 am and the first northbound train (to the West Valley Central Station) leaves at about 6:15 am. The last northbound train leaves at 10:46 pm and the last southbound train leaves at 11:55 pm. However, the last southbound train only goes as far south as the Central Pointe Station; the last southbound train to the West Valley Central Station leaves at 11:10 pm.

On Saturdays the first northbound train leaves at about 6:00 am and the first southbound train leaves at about 7:00 am. The last northbound train leaves at 10:37 pm and the last southbound train leaves at 11:44 pm.

On Sundays the first northbound train leaves at about 9:00 am and the first southbound train leaves at about 10:00 am. The last northbound train leaves at 7:17 pm and the last southbound train leaves at 8:24 pm.

Green Line trains run every fifteen minutes on weekdays and every twenty minutes on weekends.[12]

Bus connections[Note 2][edit]

Note: 900 South is one of several TRAX stations that does not have any direct bus connections. However, the following bus routes stop in close proximity to the station (on 900 South).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Train schedules are current as of Change Day, 8 December 2013
  2. ^ Bus routes are current as of Change Day, 8 December 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "TRAX Parking and Stops". Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 16 Jan 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d Henetz, Patty (20 Sep 2005). "Riders bustle aboard new TRAX station at 900 South". The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City: MediaNews Group). Retrieved 14 Jan 2010. 
  3. ^ "UTA Light Rail Design Criteria". Utah Transit Authority. November 2007. pp. 21 (chapter 3.3.1.1). Retrieved 14 Jan 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Griggs, Brandon (29 Jun 2005). "Artists put a personal face on TRAX station". The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City: MediaNews Group). Retrieved 28 Feb 2013. 
  5. ^ "Fixed Route Accessibility". Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 13 Mar 2013. 
  6. ^ "Rider Rules". Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 12 Mar 2013. 
  7. ^ Van Eyck, Zack (28 Nov 1997). "UTA board of directors OKs names for 16 light-rail stations". Deseret News (Salt Lake City: Deseret Digital Media). Retrieved 28 Feb 2013. 
  8. ^ Loomis, Brandon (24 Apr 2000). "Stops Not On TRAX Fast Track". The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City). p. B1. 
  9. ^ Baird, Joe (7 Apr 2004). "New TRAX station slated for 900 S. and 200 W.". The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City). p. B1. 
  10. ^ "Deal for TRAX platform". The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City: MediaNews Group). 2 Nov 2004. Retrieved 7 Apr 2013. 
  11. ^ a b Weeks, Andrew (22 Apr 2005). "UTA starts construction on newest TRAX station". The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City: MediaNews Group). Retrieved 14 Jan 2010. 
  12. ^ a b c "TRAX" (PDF). Utah Transit Authority. 8 Dec 2013. Retrieved 13 Dec 2013. 

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