Fashion Place West (UTA station)

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Fashion Place West
Utah Transit Authority (UTA)
TRAX light rail station
Blue Line TRAX at Fashion Place West.jpg
A Blue Line train to Sandy departing Fashion Place West
Station statistics
Address 222 West Winchester Street
Murray, Utah[1]
 United States
Coordinates 40°38′00″N 111°53′53″W / 40.63346°N 111.89819°W / 40.63346; -111.89819Coordinates: 40°38′00″N 111°53′53″W / 40.63346°N 111.89819°W / 40.63346; -111.89819
Line(s)

Utah Transit Authority (UTA):

Connections UTA intra-county and local bus
Structure type At-grade
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 3
Parking 100[1]
Other information
Opened 4 December 1999[2]
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by UTA
Services
Preceding station   Utah Transit Authority   Following station
Blue Line
Red Line
  Former services  
Sandy/University Line

Fashion Place West is a light rail station in Murray, Utah, United States serviced by both the Blue Line and the Red Line 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.

Description[edit]

The station is located at 222 West Winchester Street (6400 South) and is easily accessible from that cross street. The station has two island platforms to accommodate three tracks: the easternmost track serves all northbound trains, the middle track serves southbound Blue Line trains, and the westernmost track serves southbound Red Line trains.[3][dead link] Fashion Place West is named for its location a few blocks west of the Fashion Place Mall. When the station originally opened on 4 December 1999 [2] the station had only one island platform, and was on a section of double track in the middle of a wye leading to the Lovendahl yard. For the construction of the Red Line,[4] the second (western) island platform was added. Northbound Blue and Red line trains can be boarded from the east side of the eastern platform. Southbound Red Line trains stop on the west track, and southbound Blue Line trains stop at the center track. The station has two free Park and Ride lots, with one on both the east and west sides of the tracks, however, the UTA buses only connect in the eastern lot.

[Note 1] The eastern lot is accessible from Winchester Street (6400 South), while the western lot is only accessible from Cottonwood Street (300 West. Between the two lots, there are 100 parking spaces available.[1] The station is operated by Utah Transit Authority.

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.[6] 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 Line. 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".[7]

Train schedules[Note 2][edit]

Blue Line[edit]

On weekdays the first northbound Blue Line train (to the Salt Lake Central Station) leaves the Fashion Place West Station at about 5:00 am and the first southbound train (to the Draper Town Center Station) leaves at about 6:15 am. The last northbound train leaves at 10:50 pm and the last southbound train leaves at 11:16 pm.

On Saturdays the first southbound train leaves at about 6:00 am and the first northbound train leaves at about 6:45 am. The last southbound train leaves at 11:25 pm and the last northbound train leaves at 12:06 am (early Sunday morning). However, the last northbound train only goes as far north as the Central Pointe Station; the last northbound train to the Salt Lake Central Station leaves at 10:46 pm.

On Sundays the first southbound train leaves at about 9:45 am and the first northbound train leaves at about 10:30 am. The last southbound train leaves at 8:25 pm and the last northbound train leaves at 9:06 pm. However, the last northbound train only goes as far north as the Central Pointe Station; the last northbound train to the Salt Lake Central Station leaves at 7:26 pm.

Blue Line trains run every fifteen minutes on weekdays and every twenty minutes on weekends.[8]

Red Line[edit]

On weekdays the first southbound Red Line train (to the Daybreak Parkway Station) leaves the Fashion Place West Station at about 5:00 am and the first northbound train (to the University Medical Center Station) leaves at about 5:15 am. The last southbound train leaves at 11:36 pm and the last northbound train leaves at 11:40 pm. However, the last northbound train only goes as far north as the Central Pointe Station; the last southbound train to the University Medical Center Station leaves at 10:40 pm.

On Saturdays the first southbound train leaves at about 5:30 am and the first northbound train leaves at about 6:30 am. The last southbound train leaves at 10:55 pm and the last northbound train leaves at 11:51 pm . However, the last northbound train only goes as far north as the Central Pointe Station; the last northbound train to the University Medical Center Station leaves at 10:51 pm.

On Sundays the first southbound train leaves at about 9:30 am and the first northbound train leaves at about 10:30 am. The last southbound train leaves at 7:35 pm and the last northbound train leaves at 8:31 pm. However, the last northbound train only goes as far north as the Central Pointe Station; the last northbound train to the University Medical Center Station leaves at 7:31 pm.

Red Line trains run every fifteen minutes on weekdays and every twenty minutes on weekends.[8]

Bus connections[Note 3][edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Recently UTA announced that beginning 1 July 2013 it will start a one year pilot program involving most of its TRAX and FrontRunner Park and Ride lots. The purpose of the new program is to make rider connections with the Salt Lake City International Airport more convenient by avoiding the need to park at the airport. The programs allows UTA patrons to park for an "unlimited amount of time" in the designated Park and Ride lots. In addition, UTA will allow free parking in all of its parking garages. Previous UTA policy limited parking to no more than 24 hours, except at its parking garages. As part of the year long pilot program, "UTA will measure parking lot usage and monitor costs, maintenance requirements, impacts to snow removal and security issues before determining if the program will be extended." There are eight Park and Ride lots that are excluded from this test program and the 24-hour time limit will still apply to these lots. Fashion Place West Station's lots are specifically not included in this test program.[5] Notwithstanding permission to park for extended periods in the applicable Park and Ride Lots, updated signage at the stations advises that the UTA Transit Police request that they be notified anytime a car is parked in one of the lots for more than seven days.
  2. ^ Train schedules are current as of Change Day, 8 December 2013
  3. ^ Bus routes are current as of Change Day, 8 December 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "TRAX Parking and Stops". Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 1 Mar 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Van Eyck, Zack (26 Aug 1999). "All aboard! TRAX trains will roll in December". Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Retrieved 28 Feb 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.rideuta.com/uploads/Aug2011passengerflyer.jpg
  4. ^ Fidel, Steve (1 Oct 2010). "2011 completion date for two TRAX lines announced". Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Retrieved 6 Mar 2013. 
  5. ^ "UTA Offers Free Multi-Day Parking". Utah Transit Authority. 26 Jun 2013. Retrieved 19 Jul 2013. 
  6. ^ "Fixed Route Accessibility". Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 13 Mar 2013. 
  7. ^ "Rider Rules". Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 12 Mar 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "TRAX" (PDF). Utah Transit Authority. 8 Dec 2013. Retrieved 13 Dec 2013. 

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