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Heavy Smoke From TRAX Car Forces Closure At Central Pointe Station

May 11, 2021, 6:50 PM | Updated: Jul 6, 2023, 1:28 pm

(Jay Hancock, KSL TV)...

(Jay Hancock, KSL TV)

(Jay Hancock, KSL TV)

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — TRAX service has been stopped in both directions at the Central Pointe Station in South Salt Lake after transit officials said a possible electrical fire broke out on one of the cars.

The incident happened at 2100 South and 221 West Tuesday afternoon.

Carl Arky with the Utah Transit Authority said a TRAX officer detected the smell of smoke while traveling on a northbound train.

As the car pulled into the Central Pointe Station, smoke could be seen billowing from underneath.

Arky said UTA maintenance crews were called out to assess the situation.

A bus bridge was activated between Millcreek and Ballpark Stations just before 6 p.m., and between the Ballpark and River Trail Stations.

Officials said commuters should expect delays on the Red, Blue and Green lines.

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Heavy Smoke From TRAX Car Forces Closure At Central Pointe Station