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SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Transit Authority will run early trains and extra service to downtown Saturday to better accommodate participants, volunteers and spectators of the Salt Lake City Marathon.
UTA encourages marathon participants and supporters to avoid parking and congestion in the downtown area by riding public transit.
Eastbound trains to the University of Utah, the start of the marathon, half-marathon and bike tour, will depart every 20 minutes from Salt Lake Central starting at 4:24 a.m. Additional trains will depart Arena Station every 10 minutes from 4:29 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. No direct Sandy to University trains will run Saturday.
Meanwhile, northbound TRAX service from Fashion Place West (6400 South) in Murray will begin at 3:38 a.m. and run every 10 minutes until 4:38 a.m. Regular northbound Sandy service will start at 5:18 a.m. and run every 20 minutes.
University trains will not run from Salt Lake Central station to Library station between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. Passengers headed to the University of Utah or returning downtown may transfer to or from the Sandy line by walking between Court House station (450 South) and Library station (225 E. 400 South). Accessible bus service will be available for passengers unable to complete a walking transfer.
UTA will run a shuttle bus around the marathon route every 30 minutes from 100 South and 200 East to Salt Lake Central station and back beginning at approximately 7:15 a.m.
UTA also will alter bus service as a result of road closures necessitated by the race. Some downtown bus routes will not travel farther west than 200 East until 1 p.m. Riders can transfer to the marathon shuttle to continue to Salt Lake Central station or the Gateway area.
Some routes that normally run on State Street will be detoured to 200 East or West Temple.
Bus riders should expect delays or partial routes. For more information, visit www.rideuta.com or contact UTA customer service at 801-RIDE-UTA.