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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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About the Project

The Northwest Rail Line is a 41-mile commuter rail project from Denver Union Station to Longmont, passing through North Denver, Adams County, Westminster, Broomfield, Louisville and Boulder. As part of the voter-approved FasTracks program, the Northwest Rail Line Environmental Evaluation (EE) identified the best way to provide high-quality, reliable transit service to the area while improving travel times and enhancing access to jobs, recreation and entertainment.

The Northwest Rail Line environmental study process included:
  • A community involvement process

  • An analysis of the environmental impacts of implementing commuter rail

  • Full disclosure of how the project impacts surrounding communities and environmental resources

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