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Alternative 7A: EMU/StreetcarDescription: Electric commuter rail on the BN-UP Rail Corridor to a transfer station at Sheridan Boulevard, streetcar west of Sheridan to Ward Road
Reason Dismissed: Low ridership and the requirement of two technologies with a station transfer.
Proposed Technology: EMU and streetcar
Proposed Route: Operating EMU on the BN-UP corridor between Denver Union Station (DUS) and Sheridan, transfer to streetcar operating in-street north on Sheridan to Ralston Road, west on Ralston Road to Olde Wadsworth, south on Olde Wadsworth to Grandview Avenue, west on Grandview to Zephyr Street, south on Zephyr to Ridge Road, west on Ridge to Balsam Street, north on Balsam to Grandview, west on Grandview to Carr Street, south on Carr Street to Ridge, west on Ridge to Garrison Street, north on Garrison to Ridge, west on Ridge to Independence Street, south on Independence to Ridge, west on Ridge to Ward.
7 Proposed Stations: 38th Avenue, Pecos, Federal, Sheridan, Olde Town, Arvada Ridge and Ward
|Fulfills Project's Purpose & Need||YES|
|Affordability/ Cost-Effectiveness||YES: $389 Million|
(Gold Line Budget $462 Million +/- 10%)
|Environmental Impacts|| |
|Community Impacts/Benefits|| |
|Consistency with local plans||Neutral to Inconsistent|
|Mobility Improvements|| |
|Community and Agency Support||TBD|
For a complete matrix of data comparing Level 2 Analysis of Alternative 7A to other Gold Line Alternatives, click here.