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Woods Cross (UTA station)

Woods Cross
Utah Transit Authority (UTA)
FrontRunner commuter rail station
Station statistics
Address 750 South 800 West
Woods Cross, Utah[1]
 United States
Coordinates

40°52′50″N 111°54′11″W / 40.88056°N 111.90306°W / 40.88056; -111.90306Coordinates: 40°52′50″N 111°54′11″W / 40.88056°N 111.90306°W / 40.88056; -111.90306

Line(s)

Utah Transit Authority (UTA):

Connections UTA inter-county and local bus
Structure type At-grade
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking 235[2]
Other information
Opened 26 April 2008[3]
Accessible
Owned by UTA
Services
Preceding station   Utah Transit Authority   Following station
FrontRunner
North Temple Bridge/Guadalupe
toward Provo

Woods Cross is a commuter rail station in Woods Cross, Utah, United States served by the FrontRunner, Utah Transit Authority's (UTA) commuter rail train that operates along the Wasatch Front with service from Pleasant View in northern Weber County through Ogden, Davis County, Salt Lake City, and Salt Lake County to Provo in central Utah County.

Description

The station is located at 750 South 800 West on approximately 13.5 acres of land [4] and is easily accessed from I-15 by way of the 500 South (SR-68) interchange. (From the I-15/500 S interchange, turn south onto 700 West, which after a few blocks curves right, very briefly becoming 700 South, and then curves left and becomes 800 West.) Unlike nearly all other stations served by the FrontRunner, the station is located in a fairly residential area. However, major commercial and retail areas are located just across I-15 to the east in Bountiful and there is an oil refinery located to the northwest of the station on the far side of the tracks and 500 South.

The station has two Park and Ride lots with total of about free 230 parking spaces available.[5][Note 1] The primary parking lot is situated between the station platform and 800 West, while the secondary parking lot is very short walk north on the north side of 700 South. The Station is located within the Quiet Zone, so trains do not routinely sound their horns when approaching public crossings within this corridor.[7] The station opened for service on 26 April 2008 and is operated by the Utah Transit Authority.[3]

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.[8] Since not all FrontRunner passenger cars are wheelchair accessible, signage at the stations, on the passenger platforms, and on the passenger cars clearly indicate accessibility options. In addition, each train has one or more Train Hosts available to provide assistance as may be needed, including the placement of ramps for wheelchair boarding.[9] 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]

History

The inaugural FrontRunner train departed the station southbound at 11:30 am on 26 April 2008.[3] Woods Cross was formerly the first FrontRunner station north of Salt Lake Central. However, at the same time that FrontRunner South opened on 10 December 2012, a new infill station (North Temple Bridge/Guadalupe) also opened for service just north of Salt Lake Central.

The FrontRunner

Main article: FrontRunner

On weekdays the FrontRunner has about twenty-three round trips between Ogden and Provo (through Salt Lake City) and about five more round trips between Ogden and Downtown Salt Lake City. On Saturdays there are only nineteen round trips between Ogden and Provo. Trains run hourly from about 4:30 am to just after midnight on weekdays (with additional half hour runs for the morning and evening commutes). Saturdays have hourly runs from about 6:00 am to 2:30 am Sunday morning. As of August 2013 the FrontRunner does not run on Sundays or holidays. Each weekday, service is extended to Pleasant View Station with two trains picking up (no dropping off) passengers early in the morning and two more trains picking up and dropping off passengers in the evening.[11]

Train schedule[Note 2]

On weekdays the first northbound FrontRunner train (to Ogden Intermodal Transit Center) leaves Woods Cross Station at about 4:45 am and the first southbound train (to Provo Station) leaves at about 6:00 am. The last northbound and southbound trains both leave at 11:55 pm. However, the last southbound train only goes as far as the next station, North Temple Bridge/Guadalupe Station; the last train to Provo Station leaves at 11:23 pm. The first, last, and only trains that go as far north as Pleasant View Station leave at 5:44 pm and 6:44 pm.

On Saturdays the first northbound train leaves at about 7:15 am and the first southbound train leaves at about 9:00 am. The last northbound train leaves at 12:14 am (early Sunday morning) and the last southbound train leaves at 1:53 am (early Sunday morning). However, the last southbound train only goes as far as the next station, North Temple Bridge/Guadalupe Station; the last train to Provo Station leaves at 11:53 pm.[11]

Bus connections[Note 3]

Note: Some official UTA route maps incorrectly indicate that Bus Route 462 (rather than Route 460) stops at this station.

  • Downtown Salt Lake City)
  • State Capitol)
  • West Bountiful - Woods Cross - North Salt Lake - Downtown Salt Lake City)

Notes

References

External links

  • Woods Cross Station Quick Facts
  • Official UTA website
  • website
  • Schedule
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