Sandy Expo (UTA station)

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Sandy Expo
Utah Transit Authority (UTA)
TRAX light rail station
Location 9375 South 150 East
Sandy, Utah[1]
 United States
Coordinates 40°34′53″N 111°53′11″W / 40.58141°N 111.88633°W / 40.58141; -111.88633Coordinates: 40°34′53″N 111°53′11″W / 40.58141°N 111.88633°W / 40.58141; -111.88633
Owned by UTA
Line(s)

Utah Transit Authority (UTA):

Platforms 2 side platforms
Connections None
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Parking None[1]
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 28 August 2006[2]
Services
Preceding station   Utah Transit Authority   Following station
Blue Line
  Former services  
Sandy/University Line
Terminus

Sandy Expo 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 9375 South 150 East and is easily accessible from the intersection of 9400 South and 150 East. There is also pedestrian and bicycle access from the Porter Rockwell Trail (Sandy Railtrail) on the west side of the tracks. The station serves local shopping destinations, such as the Jordan Commons, as well as the nearby South Towne Exposition Center (for which the Station is named), and Rio Tinto Stadium (home of Real Salt Lake). The station was opened on 28 August 2006 and is operated by the Utah Transit Authority. Sandy Expo was the second infill station to be built along an existing TRAX line, after the 900 South infill station opened the previous year.[2] Unlike many TRAX stations, Sandy Expo does not have a Park and Ride lot.[1] As a "destination station" it only has a drop-off/pick-up area, with no motor vehicle access to the station.[2]

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.[3] 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".[4]

Train schedule[edit]

On weekdays the first southbound Blue Line train (to the Draper Town Center Station) leaves the Sandy Expo Station at about 4:45 am and the first southbound train (to the Salt Lake Central Station) leaves Station at about 5:15 am. The last southbound train leaves at 11:24 pm and last northbound train leaves at 11:48 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 10:41 pm.[Note 1]

On Saturdays the first southbound train leaves at about 6:15 am and the first northbound train leaves at about 6:30 am. The last southbound train leaves at 11:33 pm and the last northbound train leaves at 11:57 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 10:37 pm.[Note 1]

On Sundays the first southbound train leaves at about 10:00 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 8:58 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 7:18 pm.[Note 1]

Blue Line trains run every fifteen minutes on weekdays and every twenty minutes on weekends.[5][6][Note 1]

Bus connections[edit]

Bus routes are current as of Change Day, 17 August 2014. Sandy Expo is one very few TRAX stations that, as of December 2013, still does not have any direct bus connections, nor any bus stops in close proximity to the station.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 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 31 Mar 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Henetz, Patty (29 Aug 2006). "Sandy Expo station newest TRAX stop". The Salt Lake Tribune. Salt Lake City: MediaNews Group. Retrieved 30 Mar 2013. 
  3. ^ "Fixed Route Accessibility". rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 13 Mar 2013. 
  4. ^ "Rider Rules". rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 12 Mar 2013. 
  5. ^ "TRAX" (PDF). rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. 13 Apr 2014. Retrieved 15 Apr 2014. 
  6. ^ "Route 701 - Blue Line" (PDF). rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 4 Aug 2014. 

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