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New on the East Rail Line


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 make test run

Commuter cars on East Rail Line at East 40th Avenue and York Street in Denver

RTD's first two commuter rail cars rolled onto the East Rail Line for their first trip from Union Station to Denver International Airport on Friday, April 3. See video, photos and read details here.

East Rail Line hits major milestones

This is a big milestone for the East Rail Line. The "Golden Spike" ceremony took place November 24, 2014 marking the joining of the last rails on the 23-mile commuter rail line between downtown's Union Station and Denver International Airport.

Golden Clip ceremony November 24, 2014
We don't use spikes anymore - we use steel clips inserted horizontally. The photo shows the track crew preparing to push the final "golden clip" to connect the steel rail to the concrete tie. By the way, it's not real gold, it's just spray paint.

See the stats on progress on the line to the airport, and what work is taking place now.

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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