FrontRunner rolls out Salt lake-Provo service

Friday , December 07, 2012 - 10:07 AM

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PROVO — The Utah Transit Authority says regular commuter-rail service between Salt Lake City and Provo will start Monday.

Gov. Gary Herbert says the completion of FrontRunner tracks between the cities is two years ahead of schedule.

UTA will open trains at no charge to the public on Saturday.

Frontrunner will shuttle commuters between Salt Lake City and Provo in less than an hour at speeds of up to 79 mph. It stops at seven stations.

UTA provides Internet service and power plugs on FrontRunner, which reaches as far north as Ogden.

UTA is opening three more rail routes in the next year: a TRAX light-rail extension to Salt Lake’s airport April 14; another TRAX extension to Draper in August and a Sugar House streetcar by next December.

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