TRAX service estimated to be fully restored Friday after electrical fire on train


    The Utah Transit Authority says TRAX service could be delayed through Friday morning after an electrical fire on a train Tuesday night. (Photo: KUTV)

    (KUTV) — The Utah Transit Authority says TRAX service could be delayed through Friday morning after an electrical fire on a train Tuesday night.

    Video captured sparks flying at about 10:10 p.m. on Tuesday along Main Street in downtown Salt Lake City. Carl Arky, a UTA spokesman, said a power wire came loose on a moving train.

    “It scarred one of the cars and created some smoke inside the vehicle,” Arky said.

    The Utah Transit Authority says TRAX service could be delayed through Friday morning after an electrical fire on a train Tuesday night. (Photo: KUTV)

    The cause has not yet been determined, but Arky told 2News maintenance was up-to-date on the train.

    “Our maintenance crews are out, and they’re checking the lines,” Arky said. “These vehicles go back into maintenance facilities every night, and we have crews that just dive onboard these things and they’re looking for problems, they’re looking for maintenance issues. They’re also doing regular maintenance as well to make sure that these vehicles are in a state of good repair.”

    UTA estimates delays of 15 to 30 minutes on several TRAX lines, as buses were taking people around the affected area.

    The Utah Transit Authority says TRAX service could be delayed through Friday morning after an electrical fire on a train Tuesday night. (Photo: KUTV)

    “They had lots of people telling you where to go and how to get there,” said Rae Reggan, a passenger.

    The transit agency is updating its Twitter feed with the latest information on the lines impacted.

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