Sugarhouse S-Line streetcar grand opening

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UTA hopes the S-line will help raise access to local business and be a good alternative travel option. Photo courtesy of UTA.
UTA hopes the S-line will help raise access to local business and be a good alternative travel option. (Photo courtesy UTA)

The first of its kind, the S-Line Sugarhouse streetcar will be opening to the public with a week of events and celebrations.

Grand opening celebrations will be held on Dec. 5 and Dec. 7. Remi Barron, the senior media relations specialist for UTA, said the events will have activities for both children and adults.

“We’re excited about the new S-line and want people to come try it out,” Barron said. “It’s a great way to travel from South Salt Lake and see what the local businesses have to offer.”

The Thursday celebration will be at the S-line Fairmont stop (2216 S. McClelland Street) at the east end of the new S-line. The event will feature speakers including Federal Transit administrator Peter M. Rogoff, UTA general manager Michael Allegra, Salt Lake City mayor Ralph Becker, South Salt Lake City mayor Cherie Wood and Salt Lake City councilman Soren Simonsen.

A community celebration hosted by UTA will also be held Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with parties at both the 300 East stop and the Fairmont stop. In exchange for one non-perishable food item, anyone may ride the new S-line for free. All donations will go to the Utah Food Bank.

To learn more about the opening of the S-Line Streetcar, visit www.letsrideuta.com

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