S-Line ridership exceeding UTA’s expectations as streetcar marks 2-year anniversary

Posted at 8:29 PM, Dec 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-11 22:29:22-05

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Transit Authority’s S-line just turned two years old this week, and officials say ridership on the streetcar is exceeding their expectations.

The S-Line runs east from the Central Pointe TRAX station trough the heart of Sugar House to McClelland Street and Fairmont Park.

There have been 363,000 boardings on the S-Line so far this year, which marks a 19 percent increase compared to the same period last year.

“This is more than what we had projected, and more than what we had projected in our documentation, so everyone’s thrilled with it obviously,” UTA Spokesman Remi Barron said.

The S-Line streetcar has a top speed of 25 miles per hour and runs alongside a bike trail and jogging path. It makes seven stops along the two-mile stretch of track. For route information, visit UTA’s website.