UTA bus, train schedules beefed up for busy Easter Weekend
Published: April 19, 2014 02:38PM
Updated: April 18, 2014 01:58PM
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Chris Detrick | Tribune file photo A Utah Transit Authority TRAX train runs through downtown Salt Lake City. UTA is giving partial bonuses amounting to $1.93 million to executives based on meeting 73 percent of their stated goals for the year.

Utah Transit Authority has beefed up its TRAX light rail service for the Easter Weekend, anticipating increased demand due to numerous sporting and other events, community activities and holiday celebrations.

Among Saturday’s activities are the Salt Lake City Marathon, Salt Lake Comic Con, the University of Utah spring football game and a variety of Easter-related festivities expected to clog downtown streets and parking facilities.

UTA officials expect thousands of people will opt for public transit over driving into downtown, and suggest using the UTA Trip Planner application. The app has been updated to reflect bus, TRAX and FrontRunner commuter train schedules revised especially for this weekend.

UTA services will run on a regular Saturday schedule unless listed below, with detours to some Salt Lake City bus routes until approximately 8:30 a.m. due to the marathon. Bus routes 2, 3, 6, 21, 33, 39, 45, 200, 205, 209, 213, 220, 470 and 516 will be impacted by that.

For more information on bus detours, contact UTA customer service at 801-Ride-UTA.

Other Saturday schedules to note:

— Blue TRAX Line

To Salt Lake Central:

The Blue Line will offer northbound service from Draper Town Center Station to Salt Lake Central Station every 10 minutes from 8:08 a.m. to 10:08 p.m. An additional train will depart Draper Town Center at 10:28 p.m. Earlier trains will run on a regular Saturday schedule, with service from Draper Town Center starting at 6:28 a.m.

To Draper Town Center:

The Blue Line will offer extra service southbound from Salt Lake Central, with additional trains running every five to 15 minutes from 9:11 a.m. to 10:56 p.m.

— Red TRAX Line

To Medical Center Station:

Early service from Daybreak Parkway to Medical Center stations will begin at 4:09 a.m., with trains running every 20 minutes.

To Daybreak Parkway Station:

Early service from Central Pointe to Daybreak Parkway will begin at 4:23 a.m. Early service from Medical Center will begin at 5:17 a.m.

Any other questions about UTA’s weekend scheduling? Visit the website at http://www.rideuta.com.

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