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Utes tickets double as UTA passes on game day

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UTA expanding its game day service. (Photo: KUTV){ }

(KUTV) -- Football fans who have tickets to Saturday's University of Utah game can use their game tickets to ride TRAX and buses to the stadium.

Utah Transit Authority will also expand their services on game day.

Eight special direct trains between Draper and Rice-Eccles Stadium will start running before kick-off, and all TRAX Red Line trains will have four cars in anticipation of the rider influx. UTA will also run special direct buses between the Salt Lake Central station to the stadium.

If TRAX trains get too full, UTA will also have buses staged near TRAX stations on 400 South to take any overflow riders to campus.

The TRAX Red Line will also extend its hours of service to take people home after the game, which is expected to end around 11:15 p.m. UTA will also run extra trains to Draper and Daybreak. Special direct buses will run from the stadium, starting from University Street (1400 East) just north of 400 South, to Salt Lake Central. Buses will also be ready to take riders directly between the stadium and the TRAX Courthouse stop in downtown Salt Lake. Those buses will start on University Street adjacent to the Stadium TRAX Station.

TRAX Blue Line trains between Salt Lake and Draper will have three cars to take passengers arriving at the Courthouse stop.

Frontrunner will also extend its service after the game, with the northbound 12:29 a.m. train extending to Ogden and an extra southbound train to Provo starting at 12:30 a.m.