UTA Trax Lightrail
The Utah Transit Authority's 19.5-mile UTA TRAX light rail system currently features three rail lines originating in the heart of Salt Lake City at Salt Lake Central Station. The UTA Frontrunner train heads north out of Salt Lake City on the purple route. The red University TRAX Line travels east, connecting passengers to the University of Utah and University Medical Center, and the blue, Salt Lake/Sandy Line heads south, connecting you to Sandy Utah and The Hansen House! UTA Utah has extension plans to add four more lines to this system, including an airport connector. Two extensions are currently under construction, both heading west from South Salt Lake and Sandy Utah respectively. The 10.5-mile Mid-Jordan line and the 5.1-mile West Valley line will both branch off the UTA TRAX Sandy line, and plans call for all four Salt Lake City Transit lines to be finished by 2014. Best of all, UTA Utah provides bus routes from Sandy to the ski resorts in Big Cottonwood Canyon and Little Cottonwood Canyon. Snowbird Ski Resort and Alta Ski Resort in Little Cottonwood and Solitude and Brighton Ski Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon are accessible via UTA Utah buses from the Midvale Fort Union Trax Station in Sandy Utah.
The Hansen House is only only 4 blocks from the Historic Sandy TRAX Station on 9000 South/UT-209 and only 2.4 miles from the Midvale Fort Union TRAX Station. Our location is the ideal Salt Lake City Utah Lodging! Come stay with us outside of the Salt Lake City Limits in our cozy Utah Bed & Breakfast. We put you within minutes of the Big Cottonwood Canyon and Little Cottonwood Canyons ski resorts for a fraction of ski resort lodging prices. Walk or drive one mile to the UTA Historic Sandy TRAX Station, travel north to the Midvale Fort Union Trax Station and then catch a bus to the ski resorts!
Originally opened in 1999, Salt Lake City’ light rail transit (LRT) TRAX system has been wildly successful, shuttling an average of 40,000 passengers a day in and around Salt Lake City. In total, UTA Utah owns 139 light-rail vehicles which travel up to 55 mph, making the 15 mile trip from the Arena Station in downtown Salt Lake City to the southern most stop in Sandy Utah in 38 minutes. Averaging speeds of 24 mph, the Utah Transit Authority currently has 16 stations and Hansen House is located only only 4 blocks from the Historic Sandy Station! Travel south on the Sandy TRAX line for 20 minutes and depart at the Midvale Fort Union Station for public transportation to Alta Ski Resort, Brighton Ski Resort, Snowbird Ski Resort and Solitude Ski Resort. Express buses wait at the Midvale Fort Union Station in Sandy Utah to take skiers directly to the ski resorts of Big Cottonwood Canyon and Little Cottonwood Canyon. Utah Bus/TRAX Schedule varies for weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays so be sure to plan your trip on UTA Utah accordingly. Check on your specific route times as TRAX and bus routes are subject to change.
|On weekdays, most buses run from 6:00 am until 7:00 pm. Many buses continue to run from 7:00 pm to midnight.||TRAX runs from 5:30 am to 11:00 pm Monday thru Thursdays.|
|Saturday service runs from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm. Many buses continue to run from 7:00 pm to midnight.||From 5:30 am to 1:00 am on Fridays and Saturdays.|
|Sunday service has limited regular routes and most run from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm||From 9:30 am to 9:30 pm on Sundays.|
|Ski service only runs during ski season and runs Sunday through Saturday.||For specific routing information visit the routes section|
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