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This website contains updated information only for those corridors actively in construction, the Southeast Rail Extension and North Metro Rail. All other content on this website is meant for historical purposes only and may not be up-to-date. Please visit RTD-Denver.com for the latest information about RTD.

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New on the Line

B Line opens with fanfare and excitement

The B Line between Union Station in downtown Denver and Westminster opened to the public Monday, July 25, 2016. It's the second commuter rail line RTD opened this year.

Ribbon cutting for the B Line. July 25, 2016

B Line opening July 25, 2016

RTD received official notice that the B Line from Union Station in downtown Denver to Westminster will be ready and open for service on Monday, July 25, 2016. This notice came from project concessionaire, Denver Transit Partners (DTP).

Westminster Station progress update

Get the latest on progress on the first stop along the Northwest Rail's B line. The Westminster station will open in 2016. Passengers will travel between Union Station and this station in 11 minutes. Read more.

RTD moving forward with new Bus Rapid Transit in northwest area

The RTD Board of Directors has given the go-ahead to move forward with an additional transit project.

At the regular Board meeting July 15, 2014, the RTD Board authorized a $75 million bus rapid transit or BRT route along Colorado Highway 119 in the northwest area.

Northwest Area Mobility Study final report released

See details about the study here.

Northwest Rail to South Westminster Breaks Ground

The groundbreaking included six members of the public planting garden stakes in the holes dug by the speakers (in orange vests). From left to right are: Phil Washington, RTD GM; Bob Eck, Design West Studio; Skip Fischer, Adams County Commissioner; Gary Shea, Westminster Progressive Homeowners Association; Westminster Mayor Nancy McNally; Phil Bryant, Qualimage; Skeet Hartman, Import Auto Care; Larry Hoy, RTD Director, District J; Greg Amparano, Denver Transit Partner Project Director; Jared Carlon, Norris Design; Kevin Smith, VP of Finance for South Westminster Arts Group; and John Tayer, RTD Director, District O.

The Northwest Rail Line broke ground
June 28, 2012, near the site of the future Westminster Station in the 6900 block of Grove Street. This represented the start of construction on the first segment of the line.
"Planting Progress, Local Jobs...Local Business...Local People" was the theme of the event as RTD teams with local partners to "plant the future" with local jobs, mobility, economic development and opportunity.

This 6.2-mile segment of the Northwest Rail Line--from Denver Union Station to south Westminster (71st Ave. and Lowell Blvd.)--is funded as part of the Eagle P3 project. It  is scheduled to be completed in 2016. Click on Eagle P3 project for more information about the project.

Release of the Northwest Rail Final Environmental Evaluation

Since 2007, the Regional Transportation District (RTD) has been studying the impacts of providing rail service from Denver to Longmont in the Northwest Rail Environmental Evaluation (EE) as part of the voter-approved RTD FasTracks Program. Northwest Rail  Line (NWR) is a proposed 41-mile commuter rail line from Denver Union Station to Longmont passing through North Denver, Adams County, Westminster, Broomfield, Louisville and Boulder.

RTD has released the NWR Final EE to the public. The release of the document concludes the environmental study and planning phase for this project. This action allows the project to move towards final design, construction, and operation as funding becomes available for the FasTracks Program.

Si usted tiene preguntas, o para información en español sobre este proyecto, por favor llamar al 720-936-1769.

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