New on the Gold Line
Testing underway on G LineTracks have been installed, overhead wires are up and they are charged with 25,000 volts of electricity that are required to power the commuter rail trains. Before the G Line opens to the public in the fall, the system will undergo a thorough testing and commissioning process to ensure it is fully operational and safe.
See the change progress on the G Line brings to ArvadaBig changes have taken place and are currently happening in Arvada as a result of construction of the G Line. See a video and photo gallery here. Three of the line's six new stations are in Arvada.
See a video and photo gallery here.
Watch construction at Olde Town Arvada stationThe City of Arvada created a time lapse video showing about two-and-a-half months worth of construction on the Olde Town Arvada commuter train station. The video runs a little more than two minutes. Watch it here.
First commuter rail cars arrive in DenverRTD's first 4 commuter rail cars have arrived from the assembly plant in Philadelphia in November. They have been arriving at the rate of about four per month since then. The cars are kept at the new commuter rail maintenance facility just northwest of where I-25 and I-70 intersect.
Activity at the Moffat Flyover Bridge
The Gold Line's Moffat Flyover bridge is an "S" curved structure that will take the Gold Line trains up and over from the north side of Union Pacific Railroad's Moffat Line - the tracks that lead up to the Continental Divide and the Moffat Tunnel - and down to the north side of the BNSF Railway's Golden Line, which goes through Olde Town Arvada and on to the Ward Station in Wheat Ridge.
This is the point where UP and BNSF, which run in the same corridor east of here, diverge.
Watch video: Fly over the Gold Line Enjoy a nice ride as seen from the cockpit of a helicopter over the entire Gold Line. The route runs 11.2 miles from Denver Union Station to Ward Road in Wheat Ridge. Full construction is underway on the project and you'll be able to start riding the commuter trains on the Gold Line in 2016.
Watch the video to get a great view from the sky of the Gold Line.
Video: Eagle Project Progress Spring 2013This video shows you how the construction is moving along on the Gold Line connecting Denver Union Station to Wheat Ridge through northwest Denver, Adams County and Arvada. You'll also get a glimpse of what's happening with the other projects that are part of Eagle P3.
See the Presentation from Gold Line/Northwest Rail Open Houses
RTD and its concessionaire Denver Transit Partners conducted five Open Houses in August to give updates and look-ahead information on the Gold Line and Northwest Rail Westminster Segment Line, now under full construction.
If you missed the events, you can view the presentation online.