FrontRunner is UTA’s commuter rail system. Trains run from Ogden to Provo along an 82-mile corridor and serve a total of 15 stations in Weber, Davis, Salt Lake and Utah Counties. Stations allow riders to connect to TRAX and bus routes, and feature free rider parking and bike lockers at most locations.
FrontRunner currently operates Monday through Saturday, with 30-minute weekday service during peak times, and 60-minute service during non-peak hours and weekends. Fare must be purchased before boarding at an on-platform ticket vending machine or UTA customer service location. Riders can also pay using FAREPAY cards or other forms of electronic payment by tapping the card on the card reader before boarding and after exiting the train. FrontRunner fare is good for two hours after first boarding, and includes free transfers to bus or TRAX during that time.
FrontRunner trains use diesel-powered push/pull locomotives and can reach speeds of up to 79 miles per hour. Each train includes a locomotive and three or four bi-level and single-level passenger cars. FrontRunner trains typically have one car designated for cyclists and bikes. Every FrontRunner train is equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi.
FrontRunner opened stations between Salt Lake City and Ogden in April 2008. In December 2012, UTA expanded FrontRunner to include stops between Salt Lake City and Provo. A new Vineyard Station is expected to open Spring of 2022. Utah legislation has provided an additional $300 million for double tracking to improve speed, frequency and reliability, as well as possible express trains from Ogden to Salt Lake and Utah County to Salt Lake. For more info visit https://www.rideuta.com/About-UTA/Active-Projects/FrontRunner-Forward.