LDS Conference Will Bring Crowds To Downtown Salt Lake City
Downtown Salt Lake City will be busy this weekend, with crowds converging on Temple Square and the LDS Church Conference Center, as Mormon's gather for their semi-annual General Conference. See the Church's website for details about the conference.
Expect traffic congestion and limited parking downtown on Saturday and Sunday. Access streets will be very busy before and after conference sessions, which run from 10-Noon and 2-4 both days, and 6-8 pm on Saturday.
Trax trains will run on an expanded schedule to help shuttle people into and out of the downtown area.
KSL.com has this report about the extra public transportation options. Here are excerpts:
Conferencegoers can schedule trips at www.rideuta.com/TripPlanner. UTA’s group pass is available for purchase after 8:30 a.m. and allows four people to ride to and from conference for just $15.
Saturday, April 5
In addition to the regularly scheduled trains, extra trains will depart from the Draper Town Center Station at 8:19 a.m., 8:39 a.m., 12:19 p.m., 12:39 p.m., 4:19 p.m., and 4:39 p.m. Extra Blue Line trains will run to Draper Town Center after each conference session to help riders return home.
Sunday, April 6
Early TRAX service will be offered to enable riders to attend the 10 a.m. session of general conference. FrontRunner does not operate on Sunday.
Red Line trains will run every 20 minutes from Daybreak Station starting at 7:49 a.m. and from Medical Center Station starting at 8:56 a.m.
Blue Line trains will run every 20 minutes from Draper Town Center Station starting at 7:49 a.m. and from Salt Lake Central Station starting at 8:52 a.m. Extra trains will leave Draper Town Center Station at 8:19 a.m., 8:39 a.m., 12:19 p.m. and 12:39 p.m.
Extra Blue Line trains will run to Draper Town Center Station after each conference session to help riders return home.
Green Line trains will run every 20 minutes from West Valley Central Station starting at 8:19 a.m. and Airport Station at 9:16 a.m.