Stadium (UTA station)

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Stadium
Utah Transit Authority (UTA)
TRAX light rail station
Stadium TRAX station.jpg
Passengers waiting on the southbound platform
Location 1349 East 500 South
(East University Boulevard)
Salt Lake City, Utah[1]
 United States
Coordinates 40°45′34.98″N 111°51′7.74″W / 40.7597167°N 111.8521500°W / 40.7597167; -111.8521500Coordinates: 40°45′34.98″N 111°51′7.74″W / 40.7597167°N 111.8521500°W / 40.7597167; -111.8521500
Owned by UTA
Line(s)

Utah Transit Authority (UTA):

Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections UTA inter-county and local bus
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Parking None[1]
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 15 December 2001[2]
Services
Preceding station   Utah Transit Authority   Following station
Red Line
  Former services  
Sandy/University Line
University Line

Stadium is a light rail station on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, served by the Red Line of the Utah Transit Authority's (UTA) TRAX light rail system. The Red Line provides a service from the University of Utah Medical Center to the Daybreak Community of South Jordan.

Description[edit]

The address listed by UTA for the station is 1349 East 500 South (East University Boulevard/SR-186).[1] However, the station's two side platforms are actually located immediately east of a one-way (southbound only) section of University Street (SR-282). The station is easily accessible from both 400 South and 500 South, but not University Street (except at the two previously indicated streets). Situated on the western edge of the University of Utah Campus, the station is just west of the University's Rice-Eccles Stadium with the stadium's parking lot in between. (Rice-Eccles Stadium was the site of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics, as well as home of the Real Salt Lake major league soccer team [2005-2008].) The area west of the station is older residential housing; southeast of the station is the Mount Olivet Cemetery. As part of the UTA's Art in Transit program, the station features a woven bronze sculpture created by Michael Stutz entitled Flame Figure.[3] Installed in December 2001, the sculpture was commissioned by the Salt Lake City Arts Council to commemorate the 2002 Winter Olympics.[4] Unlike most TRAX stations, Stadium does not have a Park and Ride lot.[1] The station is part of a railway right of way that was created specifically for the former University Line. The station was opened on 15 December 2001[2] as part of the former University Line 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.[5] 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".[6]

History[edit]

Following the approval of federal funding in February 2000, construction of the [former] University Line commenced on 7 August 2000.[7] The naming of the station Stadium (due to its proximity to Rice-Eccles Stadium) was made official by the UTA Board on 25 April 2001.[8] The station opened as one of the four new TRAX stations included as part of the University Line.[2]

Stadium Station served as the eastern terminus of the University Line from its completion through the opening of a three-station expansion further east on 29 September 2003; the University Medical Center presently serves as the eastern terminus.[9]

Train schedule[edit]

On weekdays the first northhbound Red Line train (to the University Medical Center Station) leaves the Stadium Station at about 5:15 am and the first southbound train (to the Daybreak Parkway Station) leaves at about 5:30 am. The last northbound train leaves at 11:12 pm and the last southbound 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 Daybreak Parkway Station leaves at 11:05 pm.[Note 1]

On weekends the first northbound train leaves at about 6:45 am and the first southbound train leaves at about 7:00 am. The last northbound train leaves at 11:22 pm and the last southbound train leaves at 11:44 pm. However, the last southbound train only goes as far south as the Central Pointe Station; the last southbound train to the Daybreak Parkway Station leaves at 10:24 pm.[Note 1]

Red Line trains run every fifteen minutes on weekdays and every twenty minutes on weekends.[10][11][Note 1]

Bus connections[edit]

Bus routes are current as of Change Day, 17 August 2014.

Stadium is one of several TRAX stations that does not have any direct bus connections. However, the following bus routes stop in close proximity to the station (on either 1300 East or 400 South).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Train schedules are current as of Change Day, 17 August 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "TRAX Parking and Stops". rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 9 Apr 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Culler, Leah L. (14 Dec 2001). "All aboard (Saturday) for U. TRAX". Deseret News. Salt Lake City: Deseret Digital Media. Retrieved 8 Mar 2013. 
  3. ^ "Art in Transit, University Line". www.slcdocs.com. Salt Lake City Arts Council. Retrieved 13 Aug 2014. 
  4. ^ "Flame Figure". stuzart.com. Michael Stutz. Archived from the original on December 1, 2008. Retrieved 16 Jan 2010. 
  5. ^ "Fixed Route Accessibility". rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 13 Mar 2013. 
  6. ^ "Rider Rules". rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 12 Mar 2013. 
  7. ^ Welling, Angie (8 Aug 2000). "Work starts on TRAX branch to U.: Few problems now, but some along line uneasy". Deseret News. Salt Lake City: Deseret Digital Media. Retrieved 9 Apr 2013. 
  8. ^ Van Eyck, Zack (26 Apr 2001). "UTA names TRAX stations". Deseret News. Salt Lake City: Deseret Digital Media. Retrieved 9 Apr 2013. 
  9. ^ Fattah, Geoffrey (30 Sep 2003). "UTA extends TRAX line to U. med center". Deseret News. Salt Lake City: Deseret Digital Media. Retrieved 9 Apr 2013. 
  10. ^ "TRAX" (PDF). rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. 13 Apr 2014. Retrieved 15 Apr 2014. 
  11. ^ "Route 703 - Red Line" (PDF). rideuta.com. Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 13 Aug 2014. 

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