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Library (UTA station)

Library
Utah Transit Authority (UTA)
TRAX light rail station
Location 225 East 400 South
(University Boulevard)
Salt Lake City, Utah[1]
 United States
Coordinates
Owned by UTA
Line(s)

Utah Transit Authority (UTA):

  Red Line
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections UTA inter-county and local bus
Construction
Parking None[1]
Bicycle facilities 4 paid lockers, across street[2]
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone Free Fare Zone[3]
History
Opened 15 December 2001[4]
Services
Preceding station   Utah Transit Authority   Following station
Red Line
  Former services  
Sandy/University Line
University Line

Library is a light rail station in Downtown 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 to the Daybreak Community of South Jordan.

Contents

  • Description 1
  • Train schedule 2
  • Bus connections 3
  • Notes 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Description

The station is located at 225 East 400 South (East University Boulevard/SR-186),[1] with the island platform being in the median of 400 South. It is situated immediately north of the main Salt Lake City Public Library building and northwest of the Salt Lake City and County Building. Library is the last eastbound station within 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.[3][Note 1] As part of the UTA's Art in Transit program, the station features cast bronze books and etched glass windscreens created by Gregg LeFevre entitled By Its Cover.[6] Unlike most TRAX stations, Library does not have a Park and Ride lot.[1] The station is part of a railway right of way that was created specifically for the former University Line. The station was opened on 15 December 2001[4] as part of the University Line and is operated by the Utah Transit Authority.

Like the Salt Lake Intermodal Hub (as well as City Center and Gallivan Plaza), 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.[7] Greenbike is seasonal and, depending on weather conditions, shuts down operations in November-December and starts up again in March-April.[8]

All of UTA's TRAX and FrontRunner trains and stations, streetcars and streetcar stops, and all fixed route buses are compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act and are therefore accessible to those with disabilities.[9] 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".[10]

Train schedule[Note 2]

On weekdays the first northbound Red Line train (to the University Medical Center Station) leaves the Library Station at about 5:00 am and the first southbound train (to the Daybreak Parkway Station) leaves at about 5:45 am. The last northbound train leaves at 11:01 pm and the last southbound train leaves at 11:46 pm. However, the last southbound train only goes as far south as the Central Pointe Station; the last southbound train to the Daybreak Parkway Station leaves at 11:16 pm.

On Saturdays the first northbound train leaves at about 6:30 am and the first southbound train leaves at about 7:15 am. The last northbound train leaves at 11:14 pm and the last southbound train leaves at 11:51 pm. However, the last southbound train only goes as far south as the Central Pointe Station; the last southbound train to the Daybreak Parkway Station leaves at 10:31 pm.

On Sundays the first northbound train leaves at about 9:30 am and the first southbound train leaves at about 10:15 am. The last northbound train leaves at 7:54 pm and the last southbound train leaves at 8:31 pm. However, the last southbound train only goes as far south as the Central Pointe Station; the last southbound train to the Daybreak Parkway Station leaves at 7:11 pm.

Red Line trains run every fifteen minutes on weekdays and every twenty minutes on weekends.[11][12]

Bus connections[Note 3]

Note: Library 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 400 South)`.

Notes

  1. ^ When initially built, Library Station was not included in the Free Fare Zone. However, as Salt Lake City's advocate indicated, the original planned Library Station was within the six square blocks of the zone, but due to traffic flow concerns was moved just east of the zone. Because of this, and other reasons, Library Station was finally included in the Free Fare Zone.[5]
  2. ^ Train schedules are current as of Change Day, 17 August 2014
  3. ^ Bus routes are current as of Change Day, 17 August 2014

References

  1. ^ a b c d "TRAX Parking and Stops". rideuta.com.  
  2. ^ "UTA Rideshare - Programs > Bicycle".  
  3. ^ a b "Free Fare Zone" (JPEG) (Map). rideuta.com ( 
  4. ^ a b Culler, Leah L. (14 Dec 2001). "All aboard (Saturday) for U. TRAX".  
  5. ^ Fattah, Geoffrey (20 Dec 2003). "UTA may include library in free zone".  
  6. ^ "Art in Transit, University Line". www.slcdocs.com. Salt Lake City Arts Council. Retrieved 13 Aug 2014. 
  7. ^ "Greenbike". Retrieved 6 Apr 2013. 
  8. ^ "Greenbike FAQs". greenbikeslc.org. Retrieved 6 Apr 2013. 
  9. ^ "Fixed Route Accessibility". rideuta.com.  
  10. ^ "Rider Rules". rideuta.com.  
  11. ^ "TRAX" (PDF). rideuta.com.  
  12. ^ "Route 703 - Red Line" (PDF). rideuta.com.  

External links

  • Official UTA website
  • Official TRAX website


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