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Vineyard FrontRunner station opens this spring

By Genelle Pugmire - | Jan 21, 2022

Isaac Hale, Daily Herald file photo

A FrontRunner train passes by the site of a future FrontRunner station near Vineyard Connector Road in Vineyard on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020.

Since the golden shovels were turned May 13, 2021, on the new FrontRunner Station in Vineyard, the construction project has been moving at beeline pace.

Located in downtown Vineyard, close to the Vineyard Connector Overpass, the station will service residents, students and commuters traveling the FrontRunner route between Provo and Ogden, with the anticipation of going all the way to Payson.

The Utah Transit Authority, and contractor Stacy and Witbeck, began construction in June 2021. The project is “on-track” for a completion date in March 2022, with expected service starting in April.

An extensive amount of progress has been made – 1.6 miles of rail, underground infrastructure to the old Geneva Steel Mill site and across multiple cities, double track along the current rail lines, a new FrontRunner building and a parking lot for UTA riders.

“The excitement for the new Vineyard Station is felt not just by our residents, but by those all around the Wasatch Front region. It means faster, cheaper, car-free connectivity. It’s the beginning of high-speed transit options we hope to see emulated by other cities to help change the way traffic works all across the state,” said Councilwoman Cristy Welch.

“Vineyard is at the center of Utah Valley and, though small of size, we recognize the great responsibility we have to plan our city with the future in mind and with respect and partnership with our surrounding communities. We are deeply grateful for the support we’ve received on the Vineyard Station from the state and UTA,” she added.

This April, UTA is preparing to provide service to the new FrontRunner Station in Vineyard. To do so, UTA is looking to extend Route 834, as well as increase frequency on the route. This change would go into effect on April 17. UTA is holding a public comment period from Jan. 11 through Feb. 10 on the proposed changes to Route 834. Members of the public can share feedback on the UTA website.

“Proposed Changes : The frequency on Route 834 would increase from 60-minute service to 30-minute service on weekdays only (Saturday service will continue at 60-minute); The proposed modified routing is shown in the map below, with an extension to the west to serve the new Vineyard FrontRunner Station. A small portion of the current Route 834 is proposed to be discontinued along 100 North in Orem. The rest of the route will remain the same.”


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