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Smoke causes evacuation of FrontRunner train

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  • No One Of Consequence West Jordan, UT
    Dec. 30, 2012 9:14 a.m.

    Gotta love those trains! Nineteenth-century technology for the twentyfirst-century.

    A train can transport many more people than a bus but it can also fail to transport many more people than a bus would.

    UTA was a pretty good bus company before it became a mediocre railroad.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Dec. 29, 2012 11:27 p.m.

    Just how would the operator not stop the "full train?"

    The reason UTA didn't give an ETA for the arrival of the replacement train is because they'd have to figure it out first before they could tell it to the stranded passengers. People who are inconvenienced and would appreciate an answer to such a question expect too much.

    I've had delays at the airport when they "bump" the scheduled departure time by 20 minutes, 3 times an hour, for 3 or 4 hours. They know darn well the aircraft you are to board hasn't left the previous airport and won't for another hour, so with a two-hour flight to your airport you've got at least 2 1/2-3 hours delay before the plane even arrives at your gate. Will they tell you this so you can eat dinner, maybe take a cab to an art museum or do a little shopping? NO---they make you wait the 4 hours in 20-minute increments.

    UTA's Front Runner service is no better, especially so on Dec 8th to/from Provo.