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Stadium (UTA station)

Stadium
Utah Transit Authority (UTA)
TRAX light rail station
Passengers waiting on the southbound platform
Station statistics
Address 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

Line(s)

Utah Transit Authority (UTA):

Connections UTA inter-county and local bus
Structure type At-grade
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking None[1]
Other information
Opened 15 December 2001[2]
Accessible
Owned by UTA
Services
Preceding station   Utah Transit Authority   Following station
toward 
Red Line
900 East & 400 South
toward 

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

Description

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. The station was opened on 15 December 2001[2] as part of the former University Line and is operated by the Utah Transit Authority. Unlike most TRAX stations, Stadium 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.[3] 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".[4]

History

Following the approval of federal funding in February 2000, construction of the [former] University Line commenced on 7 August 2000.[5] 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.[6] The station opened as one of the four new TRAX stations included as part of the University Line on 15 December 2001.[2] As part of the UTA's Art in Transit program, the station features a bronze sculpture created by Michael Stutz entitled Flame Figure. Installed in December 2001, the sculpture was commissioned by the Salt Lake City Arts Council to commemorate the 2002 Winter Olympics.[7]

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.[8]

Train schedule[Note 1]

On weekdays the first northhbound Red Line train (to University Medical Center Station) leaves Stadium Station at about 5:15 am and the first southbound train (to Daybreak Parkway Station) leaves at about 5:30 am. The last northbound train leaves at 11:11 pm and the last southbound train leaves at 11:33 pm. However, the last southbound train only goes as far south as Central Pointe Station; the last southbound train to Daybreak Parkway Station leaves at 11:03 pm.

On Saturdays 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 11:42 pm. However, the last southbound train only goes as far south as Central Pointe Station; the last southbound train to Daybreak Parkway Station leaves at 10:22 pm.

On Sundays the first northbound train leaves at about 9:45 am and the first southbound train leaves at about 10:00 am. The last northbound train leaves at 8:02 pm and the last southbound train leaves at 8:22 pm. However, the last southbound train only goes as far south as Central Pointe Station; the last southbound train to Daybreak Parkway Station leaves at 7:02 pm.

Red Line trains run every fifteen minutes on weekdays and every twenty minutes on weekends.[9]

Bus connections[Note 2]

Note: 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).

  • This Is the Place Heritage Park)
  • Midvale Center Station [via 1300 East])
  • Park and Ride lot at 2000 East and 9400 South [via 100 South, 1300 East & Highland Drive])
  • Cottonwood Heights)
  • 4500 South])
  • I-215, 1300 East, and 10600 South])
    Fast Bus with limited stops, except at University of Utah
  • Mount Olympus, including UTA's Park and Ride lot at 3870 South Wasatch Boulevard - Holladay - Cottonwood Heights, including the UDOT Park and Ride lot at 6500 South Wasatch Boulevard and the Park and Ride lot a the LDS Church at 7784 South Highland Drive - Sandy, including Park and Ride at 9400 South and 2000 East [via Foothill Drive, Wasatch Boulevard, Fort Union Boulevard, and Highland Drive)
    Fast Bus with limited stops, except at University of Utah
  • Weber State University)
  • I-15])

Notes

References

External links

  • Official UTA website
  • Official TRAX website
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