4800 West Old Bingham Highway (UTA station)

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4800 W Old Bingham Hwy
Utah Transit Authority (UTA)
TRAX light rail station
4773 W. Old Bingham Hwy..JPG
Location 4773 West Old Bingham Highway
West Jordan, Utah[1]
 United States
Coordinates 40°34′53″N 112°00′15″W / 40.581456°N 112.00405°W / 40.581456; -112.00405Coordinates: 40°34′53″N 112°00′15″W / 40.581456°N 112.00405°W / 40.581456; -112.00405
Owned by UTA
Line(s)

Utah Transit Authority (UTA):

Platforms 1 island platform
Connections UTA intra-county and local bus
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Parking 244[1]
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 7 August 2011[2]
Services
Preceding station   Utah Transit Authority   Following station
Red Line

4800 W Old Bingham Hwy[1][3] is a light rail station in the Welby neighborhood of West Jordan, Utah, in the United States, served by the Red Line of the Utah Transit Authority's (UTA) TRAX light rail system. The Red Line provides service from the University of Utah to the Daybreak Community of South Jordan.

Description[edit]

The station is located at 4773 West Old Bingham Highway and is easily accessible from Old Bingham Highway. The station has a three free Park and Ride lots with total of 244 parking spaces available.[1][Note 1] Two of the Park and Ride lots are long and thin in order to fit entirely within the wide preexisting railroad right-of-way, so some spaces are quite far from the platform. These two lots run southwest and northeast away from the platform along the south side of Old Bingham Highway. The third lot in on the northeast corner of 4800 West and Old Bingham Highway and is accessible via 4800 West. This lot also includes the station's bus stops.[6] It is in a low-density residential area, with a park a short distance south on 4800 West. In the original planning stages, the station was referred to as "4800 West Station", but later changed to the current name.[3][7][8] Notwithstanding, the signage at the station (the Park and Ride and the passenger platform) indicates "4773 W. Old Bingham Hwy". The station opened 7 August 2011 as part of the Red Line (Mid-Jordan) and is operated by the Utah Transit Authority.[2]

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.[9] Signage at the stations, on the passenger platforms, and on the trains clearly indicate accessibility options. 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".[10]

Train schedule[edit]

On weekdays the first northbound Red Line train (to the University Medical Center Station) leaves the 4800 W Old Bingham Hwy Station at about 5:00 am and the first southbound train (to the Daybreak Parkway Station) leaves at about 5:15 am. The last southbound train leaves at 11:51 pm and the last northbound train leaves at 11:26 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 10:26 pm.[Note 2]

On Saturdays the first southbound train leaves at about 5:45 am and the first northbound train leaves at about 6:15 am. The last southbound train leaves at 11:10 pm and the last northbound train leaves at 11:36 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 10:36 pm.[Note 2]

On Sundays the first southbound train leaves at about 9:45 am and the first northbound train leaves at about 10:15 am. The last southbound train leaves at 7:50 pm and the last northbound train leaves at 8:16 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 7:16 pm.[Note 2]

Red Line trains run every fifteen minutes on weekdays and every twenty minutes on weekends.[11][12][Note 2]

Bus connections[edit]

Bus routes are current as of Change Day, 17 August 2014.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ On 1 July 2013 UTA announced that beginning immediately it was starting 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 program 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. 4800 W Old Bingham Hwy Station's lot is specifically included in this test program.[4] 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.
    On 3 July 2014 UTA announced that it had extended the free parking pilot program for another year, but was removing two stations from the program.[5]
  2. ^ a b c d Train schedules are current as of Change Day, 17 August 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "TRAX Parking and Stops". rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 18 Feb 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Fidel, Steve (1 Oct 2010). "2011 completion date for two TRAX lines announced". Deseret News. Salt Lake City. Retrieved 6 Mar 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Hancock, Laura (25 Feb 2010). "UTA's board OKs station names". Deseret News. Salt Lake City: Deseret Digital Media. Retrieved 8 Aug 2013. 
  4. ^ "UTA Offers Free Multi-Day Parking". Utah Transit Authority. 26 Jun 2013. Retrieved 12 Aug 2014. 
  5. ^ "UTA Renews Free Long-term Parking Program". rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. 3 Jul 2014. Retrieved 30 Jul 2014. 
  6. ^ "4800 West Station site plan" (PDF). rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 13 Apr 2011. 
  7. ^ "Bangerter Station site plan" (PDF). rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. Aug 2007. Retrieved 5 Apr 2013. 
  8. ^ "Mid-Jordan Transit Corridor CE/PE/FEIS" (PDF). rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 8 Aug 2013. 
  9. ^ "Fixed Route Accessibility". rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 13 Mar 2013. 
  10. ^ "Rider Rules". rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 12 Mar 2013. 
  11. ^ "TRAX" (PDF). rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. 13 Apr 2014. Retrieved 15 Apr 2014. 
  12. ^ "Route 703 - Red Line" (PDF). rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 12 Aug 2014. 

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