Planetarium (UTA station)

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Planetarium
Utah Transit Authority (UTA)
TRAX light rail station
PlanetariumTRAXstation.jpg
Planetarium Station as viewed from The Gateway
looking towards Vivint Smart Home Arena
Location 150 South 400 West
Salt Lake City, Utah[1]
 United States
Coordinates 40°45′59″N 111°54′09″W / 40.766487°N 111.902549°W / 40.766487; -111.902549Coordinates: 40°45′59″N 111°54′09″W / 40.766487°N 111.902549°W / 40.766487; -111.902549
Owned by UTA
Line(s)

Utah Transit Authority (UTA):

Platforms 1 island platform
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Parking None[1]
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone Free Fare Zone[2]
History
Opened 27 April 2008[3]
Services
Preceding station   Utah Transit Authority   Following station
Blue Line
  Former services  
Green Line
University Line

Planetarium is a light rail station in Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, in the United States, served by the Blue Line of the Utah Transit Authority's (UTA) TRAX system. The Blue Line has service from the Salt Lake Intermodal Hub in Downtown Salt Lake City to Draper. For several years before the Airport Extension was opened, it was also on the route of the Green Line.

Description[edit]

The station is at 150 South 400 West[1] with the island platform in the median of the street. It is immediately east of the Clark Planetarium and the rest of The Gateway, as well as southwest of the Vivint Smart Home Arena. The station opened on 27 April 2008 and is operated by the Utah Transit Authority.[3] It is one of three additional stations that extended TRAX from Arena Station to the Intermodal Hub in 2008. The station is included in the Free Fare Zone in Downtown Salt Lake City. Transportation patrons that both enter and exit bus or TRAX service within the Zone can ride at no charge.[2] Unlike many TRAX stations, Planetarium does not have a Park and Ride lot.[1]

All of UTA's TRAX and FrontRunner trains and stations, as well as all fixed route buses, are compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act and are therefore accessible to those with disabilities.[4] 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 or on the Green Line. 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".[5]

Train schedules[edit]

On weekdays the first northbound Blue Line train (to the Salt Lake Central Station) leaves the Planetarium Station at about 5:30 am and the first southbound train (to the Draper Town Center Station) leaves at about 5:45 am. The last northbound train leaves at 11:20 pm and the last southbound train leaves at 11:31 pm. However, the last southbound train only goes as far south as the Fashion Place West Station; the last southbound train to the Draper Town Center Station leaves at 10:46 pm.[Note 1]

On Saturdays the first northbound train leaves at about 6:30 am and the first southbound train leaves at about 7:00 am. The last northbound train leaves at 11:16 pm and the last northbound train leaves at 11:35 pm. However, the last southbound train only goes as far south as the Central Pointe Station; the last southbound train to the Draper Town Center Station leaves at 10:55 pm.[Note 1]

On Sundays the first northbound train leaves at about 10:00 am and the first southbound train leaves at about 10:15 am. The last northbound train leaves at 7:56 pm and the last southbound train leaves at 8:15 pm. However, the last southbound train only goes as far south as the Central Pointe Station; the last southbound train to the Draper Town Center Station leaves at 7:55 pm.[Note 1]

Blue Line trains run every fifteen minutes on weekdays and every twenty minutes on weekends.[6][Note 1]

Bus connections[edit]

Bus routes are current as of Change Day, 8 December 2013.

Planetarium is one of several TRAX stations that does not have any direct bus connections. However, the following bus routes have a stops in close proximity to the station (on 200 South).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Train schedules are current as of Change Day, 8 December 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "TRAX Parking and Stops". Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 1 Apr 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Free Fare Zone (Map). Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 27 Feb 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Raymond, Arthur (18 Apr 2008). "UTA to celebrate TRAX extension: Becker to talk today during event at new Planetarium Station". Deseret News. Salt Lake City: Deseret Digital Media. Retrieved 1 Apr 2013. 
  4. ^ "Fixed Route Accessibility". Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 13 Mar 2013. 
  5. ^ "Rider Rules". Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 12 Mar 2013. 
  6. ^ "TRAX" (PDF). Utah Transit Authority. 8 Dec 2013. Retrieved 13 Dec 2013. 

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