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UTA encourages public transit usage for LDS General Conference

UTA encourages public transit usage for LDS General Conference

Posted - Oct. 1, 2010 at 5:10 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Transit Authority encourages the public to avoid traffic and parking congestion this weekend by taking TRAX and FrontRunner to the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The City Center and Temple Square TRAX stations provide the closest access to the LDS Conference Center. The train schedule for LDS General Conference weekend is as follows:

Saturday, October 2:

Trains will leave Sandy Civic Center for downtown Salt Lake City every 10 minutes from 8:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m., 12:20 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., and from 4:20 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday FrontRunner service runs every 60 minutes departing Ogden at 16 minutes after the hour. TRAX trains depart Salt Lake Central Station for Temple Square every 10 minutes. Northbound FrontRunner trains depart Salt Lake Central at 57 minutes after the hour.

Sunday, October 3:

Trains will leave Sandy Civic Center for downtown Salt Lake City every 20 minutes beginning at 8:00 a.m. Trains will depart Murray Central for downtown every 10 minutes between 8:02 a.m. and 9:12 a.m. There will also be trains running every 10 minutes from Sandy Civic Center to downtown between 12:20 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Early service will be provided on the University line with two additional trips departing Medical Center to City Center at 7:58 a.m. and 8:18 a.m. Regular service from Medical Center will begin at 9:23 a.m.

There is no FrontRunner service on Sunday.

There will be at least two extra trains departing from downtown to Sandy Civic Center following each session on both days. All Sandy line trains will have extra cars on each train.

Helpful Hints:

Buy a round-trip fare to reduce wait time at the ticket machines on the return trip. Riders traveling together may purchase the UTA group pass, which allows up to four people to ride round trip for $12 during regular service hours. Good on TRAX, bus and FrontRunner.

Train Safety:

  • Always hold the hands of children while boarding and while riding. Trains start and stop quickly.
  • Always use the crosswalks. Never jaywalk.
  • Always look both directions before crossing. Trains can come from either direction at any time.
  • Be alert and always expect a train.
  • Remain behind the yellow line when a train is approaching.

For detailed schedule information, visit www.rideuta.com or call 1-888-RIDE-UTA (743-3882).

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