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Midvale Fort Union (UTA station)

Midvale Fort Union
Utah Transit Authority (UTA)
TRAX light rail station
Station statistics
Address 7250 South 180 West
Midvale, Utah[1]
 United States
Coordinates

40°37′09″N 111°53′54″W / 40.61906°N 111.89833°W / 40.61906; -111.89833Coordinates: 40°37′09″N 111°53′54″W / 40.61906°N 111.89833°W / 40.61906; -111.89833

Line(s)

Utah Transit Authority (UTA):

Connections UTA intra-county and local bus
Structure type At-grade
Platforms 1 island platform
Parking 266 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 Fort Union 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 7250 South 180 West and is easily accessible from 7200 South (SR-48), both from State Street (US-89) on the east or the I-15/7200 South (which is just a few blocks west). The station is more than a mile west of the historic settlement and modern commercial district of Fort Union and also a mile northeast of Midvale's historic downtown area. The low-density retail and commercial development in the area around the station serves as a bridge between the two more established centers, however, neither area has adequate direct service by TRAX due to their distance from the station. The area surrounding the station has become a center for affordable hotel and motel development due to easy access to Interstates 15 and 215 and the station's status as a hub for UTA's seasonal ski buses to Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons. The station has a Park and Ride lot with over 260 free 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.[5] 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".[6]

Train schedule[Note 2]

On weekdays the first southbound Blue Line train (to Draper Town Center Station) leaves Midvale Fort Union at about 4:30am and the first southbound train (to Salt Lake Central Station) leaves Station at about 5:15 am. The last northbound train leaves at 10:48 pm and the last southbound train leaves at 11:18 pm.

On Saturdays the first southbound train leaves at about 6:00 am and the first northbound train leaves at about 6:45 am. The last southbound train leaves at 11:27 pm and the last northbound train leaves at 12:04 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 10:44 pm.

On Sundays the first southbound train leaves at about 9:45 am and the first northbound train leaves at about 10:30 am. The last southbound train leaves at 8:27 pm and the last northbound train leaves at 9:04 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 7:24 pm.

Blue Line trains run every fifteen minutes on weekdays and every twenty minutes on weekends.[7]

Bus connections[Note 3]

  • Park and Ride lot at 6500 South Wasatch Boulevard [via 7200 South/Fort Union Boulevard])
  • Jordan Landing [via 7000 South])
  • Brighton Ski Resort [via 7200 South/Fort Union Boulevard])
    Seasonal bus, ski season only
  • Alta Ski Area [via 7200 South/Fort Union Boulevard and Wasatch Boulevard])
    Seasonal bus with reduced schedule in non-ski season

Notes

References

External links

  • Official UTA website
  • Official TRAX website
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