Test trains will begin to run Tuesday on the new TRAX extension to Salt Lake City International Airport and the line will open to passengers on April 14, the Utah Transit Authority announced on Wednesday.
The six-mile extension will run from the EnergySolutions Arena in downtown Salt Lake City to North Temple and out to the Salt Lake City International Airport. It will have stations atop the North Temple Viaduct (which connects to FrontRunner) and at 800 West, 1100 West, 1500 West, 1950 West and the airport. The extension will become part of the green line, which runs to Valley Fair Mall in West Valley City.
UTA said major construction on the line essentially will be complete next week, and testing will begin with one train on Tuesday. Initial test runs will be a relatively low speed, working up to full speed by Nov. 9. During the week of Nov. 12, UTA will begin running multiple trains on the line.