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Construction Update - July 2016
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The Gold Line (G Line) is an 11.2-mile electric commuter rail line that will connect Union Station to Wheat Ridge, passing through northwest Denver, Adams County and Arvada. It is scheduled to open in fall 2016. There are eight stations:
  • Union Station
  • 41st & Fox
  • Pecos Junction
  • Clear Creek & Federal
  • 60th & Sheridan • Arvada Gold Strike
  • Olde Town Arvada
  • Arvada Ridge
  • Wheat Ridge & Ward
The Northwest Rail Line Westminster Segment (B Line) is a 5.5-mile electric commuter rail line between Denver and Westminster. It is scheduled to open July 25, 2016. There are two stations:
  • Union Station
  • Westminster Station (71st/Lowell)
Arvada Ridge and Olde Town Arvada stations

Construction Completed
  • Irrigation and landscape work at the 41st & Fox Station in Denver
  • Platform electrical work and light pole installation at the Pecos Junction and Clear Creek•Federal stations
  • Marshall Frontage Road paving between Saulsbury and Lamar streets in Arvada
  • Handrail installed for the platform and stairs at the Westminster Station
Construction Underway
  • Bus loop and Park-n-Ride construction at the Pecos Junction Station in Adams County
  • Ongoing work on the west parking lot for the 60th and Sheridan•Arvada Gold Strike Station
  • Electrical work on the Westminster Station glass canopy
Upcoming Construction
  • Guardrail construction at the Wheat Ridge•Ward Station
  • Installation of handrails, benches and trash receptacles at the Olde Town Arvada Station
  • Handrail work for Pecos Junction Station platform stairs
  • Platform sign installation at the 41st & Fox Station
  • Curb, gutter and sidewalk work along 50th Place in Wheat Ridge
For more project information:
  • Gold Line (G Line) Public Information Office: 303-576-3352
  • 24-hour Construction Info1-855-EAGLE-P3 (324-5373)
  • RTD-FasTracks.com

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Feature of the Month-July 2016


G Line testing, commissioning underway

Current activities include crossing tests, integrative testing, corridor-specific operator training, and train tests which will be followed by a full system performance demonstration along the entirety of the G Line from Union Station to Wheat Ridge.

Thorough testing of all mechanisms along the alignment is required by RTD, the Public Utilities Commission and the Federal Railroad Administration before the rail line will open to the public. See below for some important testing information.

Abide by safety signage at all times

Train at Pecos Junction
Train at Pecos Junction
Safety is always the top priority. During the testing process, you may see an activated gate with no train movement. Please abide by all safety signage at the railroad crossings even if a train is not visible because train activity and traveling speed will increase as testing moves forward.

If you wish to view the trains being tested, please do so from safe, publicly accessible spaces and remember construction sites and stations are off limits for public use.

Train horns used for safety

Train horns will be used during testing leading up to the opening of the G Line. Until quiet zones are in place, the use of train horns and other safety measures are important so that motorists and pedestrians are aware of train movements.

Quiet zones are not guaranteed to be implemented by opening day, but all entities involved are working hard to establish quiet zones. RTD will announce when quiet zones are approved for the G Line.

Potential road closures, detours during testing

Railroad or at-grade crossings along the alignment are subject to closures and delays may occur. Alternative routes are suggested to avoid delays at crossings. The roadways listed below do not have any G Line crossings and will not be affected by testing.

Arvada:
  • Kipling Parkway
  • Wadsworth Bypass
  • Ralston Road
  • Sheridan Boulevard
Adams County:
  • Federal Boulevard
  • Pecos Street
Denver:
  • 48th Avenue
  • 38th Avenue
If an intersection is closed, please abide by all safety signage. Those who attempt to maneuver around the gate arms are at serious risk for injury.

To report crossing concerns

In the event of a crossing malfunction or to report concerns, you may call the phone number on the blue signs located at each crossing. The contact numbers are:
  • Lowell and Tennyson Crossings: Union Pacific Railroad at 1-800-848-8715
  • All other crossings: RTD Security Command Center at 303-299-3911
Please provide the date/time and crossing name or intersection when calling.
For closure information, please visit RTD-Fastracks.com or call Christina Zazueta, Gold Line/NW Rail Public Information Manager at 303-576-3352.

60th and Sheridan Arvada Gold Strike Station
B Line testing and commissioning activities being performed at the Westminster Station -July 5, 2016




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