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Midvale Center (UTA station)

Midvale Center
Utah Transit Authority (UTA)
TRAX light rail station
Station statistics
Address 95 West 7720 South
Midvale, Utah[1]
 United States
Coordinates

40°36′37″N 111°53′34″W / 40.61020°N 111.89286°W / 40.61020; -111.89286Coordinates: 40°36′37″N 111°53′34″W / 40.61020°N 111.89286°W / 40.61020; -111.89286

Line(s)

Utah Transit Authority (UTA):

Connections UTA intra-county and local bus
Structure type At-grade
Platforms 1 island platform
Parking 142 free spaces[1]
Bicycle facilities 3 paid lockers[2]
Other information
Opened December 4, 1999[3]
Accessible
Owned by UTA
Services
Preceding station   Utah Transit Authority   Following station
toward 
Blue Line
toward 

Midvale Center is a light rail station in Midvale, Utah, United States serviced by the Blue Line of Utah Transit Authority's TRAX light rail system. The Blue Line provides service from Downtown Salt Lake City to Draper.

Description

The station is located at 95 West 7720 South (West Center Street) and is easily accessible from State Street (US-89) by heading a few blocks west on 7720 South. There is also pedestrian and bicycle access directly from 7720 South and from State Street (at about 7875 South and at 7800 South). The station is just northwest of the Blue Line's rail bridge over State Street. From the system's opening until 2007, the State Street Bridge was originally a single track bridge, with trains in both directions using the northbound track. This was the only section of single track on a TRAX line. In 2007, UTA double tracked the bridge, which made it possible for headways on the line to be decreased from 15 minutes to 10 minutes.[4]

To the east of the station is the Midvale Post Office and towards the southwest is a residential neighborhood. The station has a Park and Ride lot with over free 140 spaces available.[1][Note 1] The station was opened on 4 December 1999 as part of the original TRAX line and is operated by the Utah Transit Authority.

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. 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 schedule[Note 2]

On weekdays the first southbound Blue Line train (to Draper Town Center Station) leaves Midvale Center at about 4:30 am and the first southbound train (to Salt Lake Central Station) leaves Station at about 5:15 am. The last southbound train leaves at 11:20 pm and last northbound train leaves at 11:53 pm. However, the last northbound train only goes as far north as the next station, Midvale Fort Union Station; the last northbound train to Salt Lake Central Station leaves at 10:46 pm.

On Saturdays the first southbound train leaves at about 6:15 am and the first northbound train leaves at about 6:45 am. The last southbound train leaves at 11:29 pm and the last northbound train leaves at 12:02 am (early Sunday morning). However, the last northbound train only goes as far north as Central Pointe Station; the last northbound train to Salt Lake Central Station leaves at 10:42 pm.

On Sundays the first southbound train leaves at about 9:45 am and the first northbound train leaves at about 10:15 am. The last southbound train leaves at 8:29 pm and the last northbound train leaves at 9:02 pm. However, the last northbound train only goes as far north as Central Pointe Station; the last northbound train to Salt Lake Central Station leaves at 7:22 pm.

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

Bus connections[Note 3]

  • University Medical Center [via 1300 East])
  • 9000 South, Sandy Parkway, 700 West, and 7720 South])
  • Jordan Landing [via 7800 South])

Notes

References

External links

  • Official UTA website
  • Official TRAX website
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