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)
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.
#TRAX Update 5:57 PM: A bus bridge between Millcreek and Ballpark Stations and Ballpark and River Trail Stations has been activated. Please allow time for buses to get in place. Expect delays on all lines.
— Utah Transit Authority – UTA (@RideUTA) May 11, 2021