Temple Square station

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Temple Square
Utah Transit Authority (UTA)
TRAX light rail station
UTA TRAX Train Departing Temple Square Station - March 2011.jpg
A Blue Line train to Sandy
departing Temple Square Station
Location132 West South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah[1]
 United States
Coordinates40°46′10″N 111°53′45″W / 40.769401°N 111.895767°W / 40.769401; -111.895767Coordinates: 40°46′10″N 111°53′45″W / 40.769401°N 111.895767°W / 40.769401; -111.895767
Owned byUTA
Line(s)Utah Transit Authority (UTA):
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsUTA local bus
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
ParkingNone[1]
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zoneFree Fare Zone[2]
History
OpenedDecember 4, 1999[3]
Services
Preceding station   Utah Transit Authority   Following station
Blue Line
toward Airport
Green Line
  Former services  
University Line

Temple Square is a light rail station in Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, in the United States, served by the Blue Line and Green 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. The Green Line provides service from the Salt Lake City International Airport to West Valley City (via Downtown Salt Lake City).

Description[edit]

The station is located at 150 West South Temple, with the island platform in the median of the street. It is situated immediately north of the Salt Palace Convention Center and Abravanel Hall, just southwest of Temple Square, and just northwest of the new City Creek Center development. The station was opened on December 4, 1999, and was part of the first operating segment of the TRAX system.[3] It is operated by the Utah Transit Authority. 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, Arena 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]

Train schedules are current as of Change Day, December 8, 2013.

Blue Line[edit]

On weekdays the first northbound Blue Line train (to the Salt Lake Central Station) leaves the Temple Square 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 11:16 pm and the last southbound train leaves at 11:35 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 10:50 pm.

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 11:12 pm and the last northbound train leaves at 11:39 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 10:59 pm.

On Sundays the first northbound train leaves at about 9:45 am and the first southbound train leaves at about 10:15 am. The last northbound train leaves at 7:52 pm and the last southbound train leaves at 8:19 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 7:59 pm.

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

Green Line[edit]

On weekdays the first northbound Green Line train (to the Airport Station) leaves the Temple Square Station at about 5:00 am and the first northbound train (to the West Valley Central Station) leaves at about 6:00 am. The last northbound train leaves at 10:56 pm and the last southbound train leaves at 11:45 pm. However, the last southbound train only goes as far south as the Central Pointe Station; the last southbound train to the West Valley Central Station leaves at 11:00 pm.

On Saturdays the first northbound train leaves at about 6:00 am and the first southbound train leaves at about 7:00 am. The last northbound train leaves at 10:47 pm and the last southbound train leaves at 11:34 pm.

On Sundays the first northbound train leaves at about 9:00 am and the first southbound train leaves at about 10:00 am. The last northbound train leaves at 7:27 pm and the last southbound train leaves at 8:14 pm.

Green Line trains run every fifteen minutes on weekdays and every twenty minutes on weekends.[6]

Bus connections[edit]

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

Temple Square is one of several TRAX stations that does not have any direct bus connections. However, the following bus route has a stop in close proximity to the station (on North West Temple).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "TRAX Parking and Stops". Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Free Fare Zone (Map). Utah Transit Authority. Archived from the original on January 9, 2013. Retrieved February 27, 2013.
  3. ^ a b Van Eyck, Zack (August 26, 1999). "All aboard! TRAX trains will roll in December". Deseret News. Salt Lake City: Deseret Digital Media. Retrieved February 28, 2013.
  4. ^ "Fixed Route Accessibility". Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved March 13, 2013.
  5. ^ "Rider Rules". Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
  6. ^ a b "TRAX" (PDF). Utah Transit Authority. December 8, 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 25, 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013.

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