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PTC, low ridership prompt UTA to end Pleasant View commuter-rail service

In August, the agency will indefinitely halt service between Ogden and Pleasant View.
Photo – Utah Transit Authority


The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) later this year will halt commuter-rail service between Pleasant View and Ogden due to low ridership and the high cost of implementing positive train control (PTC).

The closure will start in August, the Standard-Examiner reported. Each day, about 35 southbound passengers use the Pleasant View station, which is the northern terminus of the FrontRunner commuter-rail line.

It would cost more than $1.5 million to implement PTC between Ogden and Pleasant View, UTA spokesman Carl Arky told news station KUTV.

"When you look at ridership, this does not pencil out," he said. 

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