Daybreak Parkway (UTA station)
|Utah Transit Authority (UTA)
TRAX light rail station
|Location||11405 South Grandville Avenue
South Jordan, Utah
Utah Transit Authority (UTA):
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Connections||UTA intra-county and local bus|
|Opened||7 August 2011|
Daybreak Parkway is a light rail station in the Daybreak Community in West Jordan, Utah, in the United States, served by the Red Line of the Utah Transit Authority's (UTA) TRAX light rail system. The station is the southwestern terminus of the Red Line, which provides service from this station to the University of Utah.
The station is located at 11405 South Grandville Avenue (about 5150 West) with both of the station's side platforms situated in the median of that road. The station is easily accessible from West Daybreak Parkway as well as the Mountain View Corridor (SR-85), via the Mountain View Corridor/West Daybreak Parkway interchange just to the southwest. The station is immediately east of the University of Utah Health Care Occupational Medicine facility. The station has a free Park and Ride lot with 400 parking spaces available, but there are plans for a total of about 600 parking spaces.[Note 1] In the original planning stages, the station was referred to as "Daybreak South Station", but later changed to the current name. The station is part of a railway right of way that was created specifically for the southwestern end of the Red Line. The station opened 7 August 2011 as part of the Red Line (Mid-Jordan) 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. 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".
The station features a music system above the platform shelters that plays short excerpts every few minutes throughout the day from train-related songs such as "Midnight Special", "This Train", "I've Been Working on the Railroad" and "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe". The music system was created by Denver artist Jim Green and chosen by UTA, along with the city of South Jordan and its public arts advisory board, as well as Kennecott Land, Daybreak's developer. It was commissioned as part of UTA's Art in Transit program, which is also partially funded by the Federal Transit Administration.
On weekdays the first (northbound) Red Line train (to the University Medical Center Station) leaves the Daybreak Parkway Station at about 4:45 am and the train leaves at 11:19 pm. However, the last train only goes as far north as the Central Pointe Station; the last southbound train to the University Medical Center Station leaves at 10:19 pm.[Note 2]
On Saturdays the first (northbound) train leaves at about 6:15 am and the last train leaves at 11:29 pm. However, the last train only goes as far north as the Central Pointe Station; the last northbound train to the University Medical Center Station leaves at 10:29 pm.[Note 2]
On Sundays the first (northbound) train leaves at about 10:15 am and the last train leaves at 8:09 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 7:09 pm.[Note 2]
Bus routes are current as of Change Day, 17 August 2014.
- UTA Route F504 - South Jordan Flex (Daybreak Community - South Jordan, including The District retail center)
- UTA Route F518 - Riverton Flex (Daybreak Community - South Jordan, including The District retail center - Riverton, including Riverton Hospital and Riverton City Offices and Library)[Note 3]
- UTA Route F547 - Herriman Flex (Daybreak Community - Riverton, including Riverton Hospital - Herriman - Daybreak Community [clockwise only, circular route])
- 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. Daybreak Parkway Station's lot is specifically not 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.
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.
- Train schedules are current as of Change Day, 17 August 2014
- Bus Route F518 runs either clockwise or counterclockwise through Riverton, depending on the specific time of the run
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