Ogden Intermodal Transit Center

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Ogden Intermodal Transit Center
Ogden Intermodal Transit Center building.JPG
Location 2393 South Wall Avenue
Ogden, Utah[1]
United States
Coordinates 41°13′28″N 111°58′50″W / 41.22444°N 111.98056°W / 41.22444; -111.98056Coordinates: 41°13′28″N 111°58′50″W / 41.22444°N 111.98056°W / 41.22444; -111.98056
Owned by Utah Transit Authority
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2 and 1 through track
Train operators FrontRunner
Bus stands 12
Bus operators UTA Bus
Greyhound
Le Bus
Construction
Parking 476[2]
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 22 January 2002 (UTA bus)
26 April 2008 (FrontRunner)[3]
Services
Preceding station   Utah Transit Authority   Following station
Terminus FrontRunner
toward Provo
Terminus

The Ogden Intermodal Transit Center is a commuter rail train station in Ogden, Utah, United States, served by the FrontRunner, Utah Transit Authority's (UTA) commuter rail 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. It provides an interchange between the FrontRunner trains and both UTA local inter-city and Greyhound Lines inter-state bus service.

Description[edit]

The Ogden Intermodal Transit Center is frequently referred to by various names, even by UTA itself, with the Ogden Intermodal Center being the most common alternative. Other names include the Ogden Station, the Ogden Central Station, and the Ogden Transit Center. However, it should not be confused with the Ogden Union Station, which is a train station just south of the Transit Center (which has not had rail service since May 1997).

The Transit Center was built on approximately 15 acres of land and opened in 2002 with UTA bus service only. The FrontRunner construction was later completed to provide commuter rail service. The FrontRunner train service began in 2008.[3][4] It is anticipated that if Amtrak (the National Railroad Passenger Corporation) should ever resume passenger rail service to Ogden (particularly the Pioneer) the Transit Center would be used as the stop.[5]

The Transit Center located at 2350 South Wall Avenue (SR-204). However, even though it is adjacent to 24th Street (SR-53), Wall Avenue has limited access from 24th Street (2400 South). The Transit Center has a free Park and Ride lot with about 475 parking spaces available.[2] It is located within the Quiet Zone, so trains do not routinely sound their horns when approaching public crossings within this corridor.[6]

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.[7] 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.[8] 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".[9]

History[edit]

The Transit Center is just across the street from the Ogden Union Station (home to the Utah State Railroad Museum, Browning-Kimball Classic Car Museum and Browning Firearms Museum[10]) as well as Historic 25th Street. Ogden historically, until the early 1970s the station served frequent trains going northwest to Oregon and Washington, and east to Chicago. Within walking distance is the downtown Ogden district, including The Junction and associated attractions: Treehouse Museum, iFly, and Megaplex 13.[11]

The site of the Transit Center is in a railroad yard that has been active since 1869, when the first transcontinental railroad reached the area. Because of its long use as a railroad yard, and the accompanying hazardous waste. it was also a Superfund site. Therefore, as part of the construction, UTA was required to have a groundwater and soil management plan. As a result of the overall efforts in this development of brownfield, UTA and Ogden City received the Phoenix Award from the Phoenix Awards Institute.[12]

FrontRunner[edit]

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.

Bus connections[edit]

UTA bus routes are current as of Change Day, December 2013.

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ogden Transit Center". Retrieved January 2016. 2393 Wall Ave, Ogden, UT  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ a b "FrontRunner Stops". rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 7 Apr 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Raymond, Arthur (28 Apr 2008). "UTA FrontRunner up and running today". Deseret News. Salt Lake City: Deseret Digital Media. Retrieved 26 Nov 2012. 
  4. ^ "Ogden Intermodal Transit Center Fact Sheet" (PDF). rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 9, 2012. Retrieved 20 Nov 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ogden studies `transportation hub' idea". Deseret News. Salt Lake City: Deseret Digital Media. Associated Press. 6 Apr 1997. Retrieved 28 Jul 2013. 
  6. ^ "Front Runner South FAQs". rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 19 Nov 2012. 
  7. ^ "Fixed Route Accessibility". rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 13 Mar 2013. 
  8. ^ "Riders with Disabilities". rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 17 Mar 2013. 
  9. ^ "Rider Rules". rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 12 Mar 2013. 
  10. ^ "Ogden Union Station". theunionstation.org. Union Station Foundation. Retrieved 12 Oct 2012. 
  11. ^ "The Junction". odgencity.com. Ogden City. Retrieved 12 Oct 2012. 
  12. ^ Schwebke, Scott (6 Apr 2011). "Ogden mass-transit center wins award". Standard-Examiner. Ogden, Utah: Sandusky Newspapers. Retrieved 28 Jul 2013. 
  13. ^ Le Bus

External links[edit]

Media related to Ogden Intermodal Transit Center at Wikimedia Commons