In April 2008, UTA introduced the state’s first commuter rail line, FrontRunner. The line connects Salt Lake, Davis and Weber counties with stations in Salt Lake City, Woods Cross, Farmington, Layton, Clearfield, Roy, and Ogden. Each station has connections to UTA’s bus system and park and ride lots.
Unlike TRAX, which is powered by overhead electrical wires, frontrunner is a push/pull diesel locomotive system complete with bi-level cab cars and refurbished single-level vehicles. FrontRunner can travel up to 79 miles per hour along the 44-mile corridor.
Construction is current underway on an extension to the line that will expand service from Salt Lake City south to Provo. Future extensions will add service to Brigham City in the north and Payson in the south.
FrontRunner Fact Sheet