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TRAX train car suddenly switches direction

(Michael McFall | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Transit Authority is investigating why one car in a blue line train switched directions at 400 W. North Temple on Thursday morning.

By Michael McFall

The Salt Lake Tribune

First published Jun 26 2014 11:11AM
Updated Jun 26, 2014 05:00PM

Apparently a TRAX train had a mind of its own.

A blue line train was turning south onto 400 West from South Temple in Salt Lake City on Thursday morning when the third car in the train, for some reason, switched to the northbound tracks.

The switch caused the train’s competing parts to came to a sudden halt in the intersection about 10:40 a.m.

"We’re investigating to find out why that car [switched]," said Utah Transit Authority spokesman Remi Barron.

One passenger complained of leg pain and was being treated on scene, Barron said.

By 5 p.m., the tracks in the area were clear and trains were running normally with some residual delays, especially the Green Line, according to UTA.

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