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Gallivan Plaza (UTA station)

Gallivan Plaza
Utah Transit Authority (UTA)
TRAX light rail station
Train on the Blue Line at Gallivan Plaza in Downtown Salt Lake City headed towards Sandy
Location 275 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, Utah[1]
 United States
Coordinates
Owned by UTA
Line(s)

Utah Transit Authority (UTA):

  Blue Line
Platforms 1 island platform
Connections UTA intra-county and local bus
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Parking None
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone Free Fare Zone[2]
History
Opened 4 December 1999[3]
Services
Preceding station   Utah Transit Authority   Following station
Blue Line
toward Airport
Green Line
  Former services  
University Line
Gallivan Plaza Station looking west at American Towers.

Gallivan Plaza is a light rail station in Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, United States serviced 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 International Airport to West Valley City (via Downtown Salt Lake City).

Description

The station is located at 275 South Main Street, with the island platform in the median of Main Street. The station is situated southwest of the Gallivan Center. It served as a transfer station from 2001 to 2011 while the University Line was open. Though not the official center of the city, the area is just as densely built-up as the area around City Center Station: the Wells Fargo Center (Salt Lake City) fills the whole street frontage east of the platform, while 222 Main, the One Utah Center, and the Walker Center (in that order) are just to the north along Main Street. All four of these skyscrapers have banks as anchor tenants, so the area is central to Salt Lake City's financial district. The station was opened on 4 December 1999 as part of the first operating segment of the TRAX system.[3] and 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, Gallivan Plaza does not have a Park and Ride lot.

Like the Salt Lake Intermodal Hub (as well as City Center and Library), there is a nearby Greenbike docking station. Greenbike is a bicycle sharing program within Downtown Salt Lake City that allows members to pick up bicycles from any docking station and then drop it off at any docking station (not necessarily the same as where it was picked up), ideally for trips of 30 minutes or less to avoid additional charges.[4] Greenbike is seasonal and, depending on weather conditions, shuts down operations in November-December and starts up again in March-April.[5]

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.[6] 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".[7]

Train schedules[Note 1]

Blue Line

On weekdays the first northbound Blue Line train (to the Salt Lake Central Station) leaves the Gallivan Plaza Station at about 5:30 am and the first southbound train (to the Draper Town Center Station) leaves at about 6:00 am. The last northbound train leaves at 11:12 pm and the last southbound train leaves at 11:39 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 10:54 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 11:08 pm and the last northbound train leaves at 11:43 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 11:03 pm.

On Sundays the first northbound train leaves at about 9:45 am and the first southbound train leaves at about 10:30 am. The last northbound train leaves at 7:48 pm and the last southbound train leaves at 8:23 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 8:03 pm.

Blue Line trains run every fifteen minutes on weekdays and every twenty minutes on weekends.[8]

Green Line

On weekdays the first northbound Green Line train (to the Airport Station) leaves the Gallivan Plaza 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 10:52 pm and the last southbound train leaves at 11:49 pm. However, the last southbound train only goes as far south as the Central Pointe Station; the last southbound train to West Valley Central Station leaves at 11:04 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 10:43 pm and the last southbound train leaves at 11:38 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 7:23 pm and the last southbound train leaves at 8:18 pm.

Green Line trains run every fifteen minutes on weekdays and every twenty minutes on weekends.[8]

Bus connections[Note 2]

Note: Gallivan Plaza is one of several TRAX stations that does not have any direct bus connections. However, the following bus routes have a stop in close proximity to the station (on 200 South).

Notes

  1. ^ Train schedules are current as of Change Day, 8 December 2013
  2. ^ Bus routes are current as of Change Day, 18 August 2013

References

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External links

  • Official UTA website
  • Official TRAX website
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