Roy (UTA station)
|Utah Transit Authority (UTA)
FrontRunner commuter rail station
|Location||4155 South Sandridge Drive
Utah Transit Authority (UTA):
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Connections||UTA inter-county and local bus|
|Opened||26 April 2008|
Roy is a commuter rail station in Roy, Utah, United States, served by the FrontRunner, Utah Transit Authority's (UTA) commuter rail train that operates along the Wasatch Front with service from Pleasant View in northern Weber County through Ogden, Davis County, Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County to Provo in central Utah County.
The station is located at 4155 South Sandridge Drive on approximately 20.5 acres of land and is accessed from 4000 South (SR-37) at 2300 West. Unlike nearly all other stations served by the FrontRunner, the station is located in a primarily residential area.
The station has a free Park and Ride lot with about 500 parking spaces available.[Note 1] The station is located within the Quiet Zone, so trains do not routinely sound their horns when approaching public crossings within this corridor. The inaugural FrontRunner train departed the station southbound at 8:30 am on April 26, 2008. The station is operated by Utah Transit Authority.
All of UTA's TRAX and FrontRunner trains and stations, streetcars and streetcar stops, and all fixed route buses are compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act and are therefore accessible to those with disabilities. Since not all FrontRunner passenger cars are wheelchair accessible, signage at the stations, on the passenger platforms and on the passenger cars clearly indicate accessibility options. In addition, each train has one or more Train Hosts available to provide assistance as may be needed, including the placement of ramps for wheelchair boarding. 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".
On weekdays the FrontRunner has about twenty-three round trips between Ogden and Provo (through Salt Lake City) and about five more round trips between Ogden and Downtown Salt Lake City. On Saturdays there are only nineteen round trips between Ogden and Provo. Trains run hourly from about 4:30 am to just after midnight on weekdays (with additional half hour runs for the morning and evening commutes). Saturdays have hourly runs from about 6:00 am to 2:30 am Sunday morning. Since August 2013 the FrontRunner does not run on Sundays or holidays. Each weekday, service is extended to Pleasant View Station with two trains picking up (no dropping off) passengers early in the morning and two more trains picking up and dropping off passengers in the evening.
On weekdays the first northbound FrontRunner train to the next station (the Ogden Intermodal Transit Center) leaves the Roy Station at about 5:15 am and the first southbound train (to the Provo Station) also leaves at about 5:15 am. The last northbound train leaves at 12:28 am (early the next morning) and the last southbound train leaves at 11:17 pm. However, the last southbound train only goes as far south as the Salt Lake Central Station; the last train to the Provo Station leaves at 10:47 pm. The first, last, and only trains that go as far north as the Pleasant View Station leave at 6:17 pm and 7:17 pm.
On Saturdays the first northbound train leaves at about 7:45 am and the first southbound train leaves at about 8:15 am. The last northbound train leaves at 12:47 am (early Sunday morning) and the last southbound train leaves at 1:17 am (early Sunday morning). However, the last southbound train only goes as far south as Salt Lake Central Station; the last train to Provo Station leaves at 11:17 pm.
- UTA Route 604 - West Ogden/Roy (West Ogden, including Ogden Intermodal Transit Center and Ogden Industrial Park - Roy)
- Recently UTA announced that beginning on 1 July 2013 it would 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. Roy Station's lot is specifically included in this test program. 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.
- Train schedule is current as of Change Day, 8 December 2013
- Bus routes are current as of Change Day, 8 December 2013
- "TRAX & FrontRunner Map" (PDF) (Map). rideuta.com (Utah Transit Authority). Retrieved 19 Nov 2012.
- "FrontRunner Park and Ride Lots". rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 19 Nov 2012.
- Raymond, Arthur (28 Apr 2008). "UTA FrontRunner up and running today". Deseret News (Salt Lake City: Deseret Digital Media). Retrieved 25 Nov 2012.
- "Roy Station Quick Facts" (PDF). rideuta.com. UTA. Retrieved 25 Nov 2012.
- "UTA Offers Free Multi-Day Parking". rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. 26 Jun 2013. Retrieved 19 Jul 2013.
- "Front Runner South FAQs". rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 19 Nov 2012.
- "Fixed Route Accessibility". rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 13 Mar 2013.
- "Riders with Disabilities". Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 17 Mar 2013.
- "Rider Rules". rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 12 Mar 2013.
- "FrontRunner" (PDF). rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. 8 Dec 2013. Retrieved 12 Dec 2013.