900 East (UTA station)

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900 East
Utah Transit Authority (UTA)
TRAX light rail station
900 East Station 2.jpg
Location 875 East 400 South
(East University Boulevard)
Salt Lake City, Utah[1]
 United States
Coordinates 40°45′38.4″N 111°52′00″W / 40.760667°N 111.86667°W / 40.760667; -111.86667Coordinates: 40°45′38.4″N 111°52′00″W / 40.760667°N 111.86667°W / 40.760667; -111.86667
Owned by UTA
Line(s)

Utah Transit Authority (UTA):

Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections UTA inter-county and local bus
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Parking None[1]
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 15 December 2001[2]
Services
Preceding station   Utah Transit Authority   Following station
Red Line
  Former services  
Sandy/University Line
University Line

900 East[1][Note 1] is a light rail station in the Central City neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah, United States serviced 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 Daybreak in South Jordan.

Description[edit]

The station is located at 875 East 400 South (East University Boulevard/SR-186),[1] with the island platform being in the median of 400 South. As part of the UTA's Art in Transit program, the station features a sculpture of stainless steel and recycled bicycle wheels created by Stuart Keeler and Michael Machnic entitled The Place Between.[8] Unlike most TRAX stations, 900 East& 400 South does not have a Park and Ride lot.[1] The station is part of a railway right of way that was created specifically for the former University Line. The station was opened on 15 December 2001[2] as part of the former University Line and is operated by the 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.[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 900 East & 400 South Station at about 5:15 am and the first southbound train (to the Daybreak Parkway Station) leaves at about 5:30 am. The last northbound train leaves at 11:09 pm and the last southbound train leaves at 11:38 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 11:12 pm.[Note 2]

On Saturdays the first northbound train leaves at about 6:45 am and the first southbound train leaves at about 7:00 am. The last northbound train leaves at 11:19 pm and the last southbound train leaves at 11:47 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 10:27 pm.[Note 2]

On Sundays the first northbound train leaves at about 9:30 am and the first southbound train leaves at about 10:00 am. The last northbound train leaves at 7:59 pm and the last southbound train leaves at 8:27 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 7:07 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.

900 East & 400 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 400 South or 900 East).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In about 2012 UTA began frequently referring to this station as 900 East & 400 South,[1][3][4] presumably to reduce possible confusion with a stop on the newly completed S Line (formerly known as Sugar House Streetcar) that is also just off 900 East, but about eighteen blocks further south. However, while the streetcar stop was originally also called 900 East it has now been officially designated as Sugarmont.[5][6][7] However, like several other stations, UTA is often not current, nor consistent in its listings and/or designations--see notes for the street addresses of the nearby Fort Douglas and University Medical Center stations.
  2. ^ a b c d Train schedules are current as of Change Day, 17 August 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "TRAX Parking and Stops". rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 24 Nov 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Culler, Leah L. (14 Dec 2001). "All aboard (Saturday) for U. TRAX". Deseret News. Salt Lake City: Deseret Digital Media. Retrieved 8 Mar 2013. 
  3. ^ "Route 703, RED LINE - Weekday TO DAYBREAK". rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 9 Aug 2013. 
  4. ^ "Route 703, RED LINE - Weekday TO MEDICAL". rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 9 Aug 2013. 
  5. ^ Davidson, Lee (28 Aug 2013). "Sugar House streetcar testing begins next week". The Salt Lake Tribune. Salt Lake City: MediaNews Group. Retrieved 17 Sep 2013. 
  6. ^ "Sugar House Streetcar" (JPEG). rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 11 Feb 2013. 
  7. ^ "900 East Station" (PDF). rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 9 Aug 2013. 
  8. ^ "Art in Transit, University Line". www.slcdocs.com. Salt Lake City Arts Council. Retrieved 13 Aug 2014. 
  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 13 Aug 2014. 

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