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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Gerry Carpenter, 801-859-6095
Date: April 1, 2010 Press Release
UTA Service for LDS General Conference
The Utah Transit Authority encourages the public to avoid traffic and parking congestion this weekend by taking TRAX and FrontRunner to the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The City Center and Temple Square TRAX stations provide the closest access to the LDS Conference Center. The train schedule for LDS General Conference weekend is as follows:
Saturday, April 3:
Trains will leave Sandy Civic Center for downtown Salt Lake City every 10 minutes from 8:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m., 12:20 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., and from 4:20 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday FrontRunner service runs every 60 minutes departing Ogden at 46 minutes after the hour. TRAX trains depart Salt Lake Central Station for Temple Square every 10 minutes. Northbound FrontRunner trains depart Salt Lake Central at 27 minutes after the hour.
Sunday, April 4:
Trains will leave Sandy Civic Center for downtown Salt Lake City every 20 minutes beginning at 8:00 a.m. Trains will depart Murray Central for downtown every 10 minutes between 8:02 a.m. and 9:12 a.m. There will also be trains running every 10 minutes from Sandy Civic Center to downtown between 12:20 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Early service will be provided on the University line with two additional trips departing Medical Center to City Center at 7:58 a.m. and 8:18 a.m. Regular service from Medical Center will begin at 9:23 a.m.
There is no FrontRunner service on Sunday.
There will be at least two extra trains departing from downtown to Sandy Civic Center following each session on both days. All Sandy line trains will have extra cars on each train.
Buy a round-trip fare to reduce wait time at the ticket machines on the return trip. Riders traveling together may purchase the UTA group pass, which allows up to four people to ride round trip for $12.
Always hold the hands of children while boarding and while riding. Trains start and stop quickly.
Always use the crosswalks. Never jaywalk.
Always look both directions before crossing. Trains can come from either direction at any time.
Be alert and always expect a train.
For detailed schedule information, visit www.rideuta.com or call 1-888-RIDE-UTA (743-3882).
Established in 1970, UTA has become a multi-modal transportation leader that is 100 percent accessible with 69 light rail vehicles, 35 commuter rail cars and more than 600 buses. UTA’s TRAX light rail system is currently averaging more than 40,000 riders a day along its 15-mile Salt Lake-Sandy line and the 4-mile University Line. UTA is an ISO 14001:2004 9001:2000 certified agency. During the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, UTA’s transit system was declared a great success on the international scene - carrying more than four million Olympic riders.
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