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FrontRunner construction in Vineyard to cause bus bridge in Utah County

By Genelle Pugmire - | Nov 18, 2021

Craig Conover, Daily Herald

Part of the crowd joining in on the groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Vineyard FrontRunner Station on May 13, 2021. To open April of 2022.

As more options for travel on FrontRunner become available to Utah County residents, there will be occasional disturbances in commuter travel.

One of those occasions will begin Saturday and run through Nov. 27. UTA is hoping this construction during the week of Thanksgiving will be less inconvenient.

Starting Saturday, Utah Transit Authority will operate a bus bridge on FrontRunner between American Fork, Orem and Provo stations as construction progresses on the new FrontRunner station in Vineyard.

According to a news release, the bus bridge is being implemented so construction crews can add a switch to the new station and pour concrete for the platform.

“FrontRunner trains will continue operating north of the American Fork Station on regular schedules with minimal delays,” a UTA news release reads. “Riders should allow an additional 20-30 minutes travel time between the stations impacted by the Vineyard Station construction, Arky added. Northbound passengers also have the option of boarding and disembarking from FrontRunner at the American Fork Station.”

Courtesy @geneva

Maps of Vineyard as it is built out from the FrontRunner train station across from Utah Valley University property, to the long esplanade from the station to the beachfront properties at Utah Lake.

Normal FrontRunner schedules will resume Monday, Nov. 29. The new Vineyard station will bring FrontRunner service to Vineyard residents and businesses, with service anticipated to begin in spring 2022.

“Students at the (Utah Valley University) Vineyard campus will gain convenient access to commuter rail and UTA’s transit network,” according to the release. “Through local trail systems and nearby transfers to UVX (the Utah Valley Express bus system), the station will increase mobility and connectivity throughout Utah County.”

For more information, visit http://rideuta.com/construction.

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