TRAX Red Line out of service due to damaged power lines
SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — The UTA red line service in the southwest area of Salt Lake County is out of service until Thursday morning after a dump truck hit power lines.
According to the UTA statement, a dump truck drove through Grandville Ave and South Jordan Parkway but failed to lower the back of the truck and hit TRAX power lines at approximately 11:11 a.m. Wednesday.
Two TRAX trains were stranded because of the broken lines, and UTA evacuated all passengers without any reported injuries.
“The power outage affects four stations on the Red Line route, two in Daybreak (the Daybreak Parkway and South Jordan Parkway stations) as well as the stations at 5600 West and 4800 West, the Old Bingham Highway stations,” reads the UTA statement.
#TRAX Update 4:24 PM: Bus bridge is still in place between 4800 West, 5600 West and Daybreak Parkway in both directions. South Jordan Parkway will not be serviced. Continue to expect possible Red Line delays. Repair work and bus bridge are expected to last through November 3.
— Utah Transit Authority – UTA (@RideUTA) November 2, 2022
Crews are working on fixing the lines and expect the TRAX red line service to return sometime Thursday morning.
Until then, UTA bus bridges are in use and will transport travelers until the power lines are fixed, according to UTA.
UTA says the red line from 4800 West to the University of Utah and medical centers are still up.
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