FrontRunner is UTA’s commuter rail line. It runs 89 miles through Weber, Davis, Salt Lake and Utah counties. Along the line, you can hop on or off at 16 different stations including: Pleasant View, Ogden, Roy, Clearfield, Layton, Farmington, Woods Cross, North Temple, Salt Lake Central, Murray Central, South Jordan, Draper, Lehi, American Fork, Orem and Provo.
At these stations you can connect to UTA bus services. The North Temple, Salt Lake Central and Murray Central stations also have connections to UTA’s TRAX light rail system. Most FrontRunner stations include a Park & Ride lot. Several Park & Ride lots allow multi-day parking.
Riding FrontRunner is Easy
FrontRunner can take you across the region quickly and with ease. Follow these steps and enjoy your ride:
1. Make sure you arrive at your station early and be sure to include enough time to purchase a ticket from the ticket vending machine if necessary. You must be on the platform, with proof of fare payment in hand before the train pulls into the station.
2. Make sure you buy a ticket before you get on. There are ticket machines at all FrontRunner stations. Many people use their electronic pass or FAREPAY card to pay.
3. Locate the correct platform. Look for the signage at each platform to see which side of the platform FrontRunner is coming, along with the approximate number of minutes before the next train arrives.
4. Wait safely behind the yellow line. Look down and observe the bumpy yellow lines on the edge of the platform. These lines indicate the safe waiting distance from the train. Stay behind the line until the train comes to a complete stop. Then approach the door and push to button to open.
5. Board the train. UTA has two types of commuter rail train cars. Closest to the locomotive you will see what are called the “Comet” cars. These are older, refurbished single-level cars. You must use stairs to enter these cars, and they are not wheelchair accessible.
Next, you’ll see several taller, bi-level cars after the Comet car. These newer railcars are accessible to wheelchairs and bicycles. Passengers can sit on the main floor, mezzanine level and upper level.
Both types of FrontRunner cars have buttons that open the doors. These buttons are located next to the door on the exterior of the railcar. Once the train has stopped, push the button next to the door you would like to enter. Allow those exiting the train to leave before stepping aboard.
6. Be ready for fare inspection. Fare inspectors circulate through cars to check for valid fare. Please be prepared to show the fare inspector your ticket/receipt or card when asked. UTA may issue a citation if you have not paid the appropriate fare. There is not a “free fare zone” for FrontRunner.
7. Get ready to exit the train. FrontRunner trains stop at every station along the route. Announcements and electronic signs on the train tell you the next station that the train will stop, along with connection information (for example, if there is a connection to buses or the TRAX lines). Gather your things, hold on to the rails and handles as you make your way to the exit. It’s faster for everyone if you wait by the exit before the doors open.
8. Exit the train. To exit the train, locate the buttons near the exits. Each car has buttons located next to the doors. The older cars have a round green button at the top of the stairs near the interior door. On the newer cars, the button to open the door is located on the handrails next to the door. When the train comes to a stop, push the button. Remember to tap off if you used an electronic pass or FAREPAY card.
Tip: UTA has train hosts on each FrontRunner train to help you if you have any questions or need help getting a seat. They walk through the trains while it is in motion and assist passengers with entering and exiting the cars at each stop.
Remember to Be Safe on FrontRunner
Remember to be Safe When Taking FrontRunner
- Cross only at designated crossings, and always look both ways before crossing.
- Always stand behind the yellow line when waiting for the train.
- Put your phone down and take your earbuds out when crossing the tracks.
- If you’re traveling with younger kids, hold their hands and keep them close to keep from getting separated.
- Hold on to the handrails if you’re standing or walking to your seat while the train is moving.