SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (New4Utah) – Utah Transit Authority will suspend FrontRunner Rail Service for one day to conduct tests of the Positive Train Control (PTC) safety requirements mandated by the federal government.
On Saturday, September 1, UTA will substitute FrontRunner service with a series of bus bridges connecting all commuter rail stations from the North Temple station in Salt Lake City to Ogden, according to authorities.
Officials say FrontRunner service between the Salt Lake Central station and Provo will maintain it’s normal Saturday service schedule. Only FrontRunner service between Ogden and the Salt Lake North Temple station will be affected.
Buses and vans will transport riders between North Temple and Ogden, as well as all stations in between, mimicking the FrontRunner schedule as closely as possible, officials say.
Travel times may be extended to some degree as road construction and vehicle traffic may lead to slightly longer trip times according to officials.
UTA personnel will be available on all FrontRunner platforms to provide assistance to passengers boarding buses and vans.
A bus fare will only be required for passengers traveling within the suspended service area on UTA buses and vans.
Standard FrontRunner fare rates will apply for passengers traveling south between North Temple and Provo.
FrontRunner service to all stations will resume on Monday, September 3rd when UTA operates
on a holiday service schedule (Labor Day). Passengers should consult the holiday schedule on rideuta.com.