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New on the CU A Line


Safety information and resources

Safety Training at Swigert in DenverSafety
and security are top priorities at RTD and we have a number of programs
in place focused on those topics. In addition, we have information
available on every aspect of safety and security as it relates to a
public transportation agency that you can imagine. It includes
everything from staying safe around trains to getting help quickly if
you need it. Find it here.

First CU A Line station open

The first station to open for the future University of Colorado A Line between Union Station and the airport is Central Park Station. It's now open for Park-n-Ride service.

Commuter trains testing at 79 mph

Commuter rail testing on the CU A Line took two steps forward when RTD and its contractor on the project, Denver Transit Partners, began testing trains at 45 mph Sept. 11, 2015. And then on Sept. 15, we got the go ahead to test at our trains' maximum speed of 79 mph between East 40th Avenue and York Street in Denver and the 40th Ave & Airport Blvd•Gateway Park Station in Aurora. See video and read more.

Progress and behind the scenes on the A Line to the airport

Aurora Channel 8 produced a video showing preparations to get the CU A Line ready for opening in spring 2016. See it here.

New train station part of East Rail

Rendering of Pena Blvd. Station on A LineIf you've traveled to the airport the past few months, chances are you've noticed what looks like a ghost station east of Peña Boulevard just north of the 56th Avenue interchange.

That is actually a brand new station that has been added to the East Rail Line. Read more about it.

Naming rights approved for A Line

The RTD Board of Directors approved the agency's first naming rights agreement. It's a first-of-its-kind partnership for RTD and it's with the University of Colorado. Read more here.

Powered testing of commuter rail cars underway

Two of RTD's new commuter rail cars pulled into the station at Denver International Airport for the first time Friday, April 17. Read more.
Commuter rail cars arrive at Airport Station for first time. April 17, 2015

First commuter rail cars arrive in Denver

RTD's first 4 commuter rail cars have arrived from the assembly plant in Philadelphia. They are at Union Station and you're invited to tour them December 3-6 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.


Watch video: Fly over the entire East Rail Line

Climb in the helicopter, click the play button on the video clip below and enjoy a cool flyover of the 22.8 mile-long East Rail Line from Denver Union Station to Denver International Airport.

Construction is well underway on the commuter rail line which you be able to start riding in 2016.

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