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FrontRunner train breaks down near Kaysville

Published December 11, 2012 7:34 am

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FrontRunner commuter rail customers briefly had to resort to buses to proceed after mechanical problems brought their train to a halt Tuesday morning.

Utah Transit Authority spokesman Gerry Carpenter said that otherwise unspecified "mechanical issues" caused a southbound train to break down near Kaysville about 6:30 a.m. UTA activated a bus bridge to take passengers between Layton and Farmington, where they reboarded another train.

By 7:30 a.m., the malfunctioning locomotive had been hooked up to another engine and towed back to the Layton station. The bus bridge was cancelled as normal FrontRunner traffic resumed. remims@sltrib.com