Historic Sandy (UTA station)

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Historic Sandy
Utah Transit Authority (UTA)
TRAX light rail station
HistoricSandyTRAXstation.jpg
Snow-covered Historic Sandy as seen from the south
Location 9000 South 165 East
Sandy, Utah[1]
 United States
Coordinates 40°35′23″N 111°53′08″W / 40.58968°N 111.88567°W / 40.58968; -111.88567Coordinates: 40°35′23″N 111°53′08″W / 40.58968°N 111.88567°W / 40.58968; -111.88567
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 316 (free)[1]
Bicycle facilities 3 paid lockers[2]
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 4 December 1999[3]
Services
Preceding station   Utah Transit Authority   Following station
Blue Line
  Former services  
Sandy/University Line

Historic Sandy is a light rail station in Sandy, Utah, in the United States, served by the Blue Line of Utah Transit Authority's TRAX light rail system. The Blue Line provides service from Downtown Salt Lake City to Draper.

Description[edit]

The station is located at 9000 South 165 East and is easily accessible from 9000 South (SR-209), as well as 8800 South. There is also pedestrian and bicycle access from the Porter Rockwell Trail (Sandy Railtrail) on the west side of the tracks. The station is situated in a suburban residential area within Sandy's original street grid, which has much smaller blocks than is standard in Salt Lake County. The south end of the island platform is built over a major canal carrying water north from the Jordan River. The southwest corner of the platform connects directly to a small park next to the canal (and Porter Rockwell Trail). The station has a Park and Ride lot with over 315 free parking spaces available,.[1][Note 1] The station was opened on 4 December 1999 as part of the original TRAX line[3] 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.[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. 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 schedule[edit]

On weekdays the first southbound Blue Line train (to the Draper Town Center Station) leaves the Historic Sandy Station at about 4:45 am and the first southbound train (to the Salt Lake Central Station) leaves at about 5:15 am. The last southbound train leaves at 11:23 pm and last northbound train leaves at 11:54 pm. However, the last northbound train only goes as far north as the Fashion Place West Station; the last northbound train to the Salt Lake Central Station leaves at 10:39 pm.[Note 2]

On Saturdays the first southbound train leaves at about 6:15 am and the first northbound train leaves at about 6:45 am. The last southbound train leaves at 11:32 pm and the last northbound train leaves at 11:59 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 10:39 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 8:32 pm and the last northbound train leaves at 8:59 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 7:19 pm.[Note 2]

Blue Line trains run every fifteen minutes on weekdays and every twenty minutes on weekends.[8][9][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 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. Historic Sandy 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 "TRAX Parking and Stops". rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 12 Mar 2013. 
  2. ^ "UTA Rideshare - Programs > Bicycle". Utah Transit Authority. Archived from the original on 2008-02-02. Retrieved 12 Mar 2013. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "UTA Offers Free Multi-Day Parking". rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. 26 Jun 2013. Retrieved 4 Aug 2014. 
  5. ^ "UTA Renews Free Long-term Parking Program". rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. 3 Jul 2014. Retrieved 30 Jul 2014. 
  6. ^ "Fixed Route Accessibility". rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 13 Mar 2013. 
  7. ^ "Rider Rules". rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 12 Mar 2013. 
  8. ^ "TRAX" (PDF). rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. 13 Apr 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 15 Apr 2014. 
  9. ^ "Route 701 - Blue Line" (PDF). rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 4 Aug 2014. 

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