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B Line opens

RTD and its many partners celebrated the grand opening of the B Line Monday, July 25 with great fanfare.

More than a hundred people gathered for a ceremony to see a host of local dignitaries cut the ribbon to officially open the 6-mile commuter rail line that runs between Union Station and Westminster. The ceremonies were immediately followed by free rides on the new line for the rest of the day.

Ribbon cutting for the B Line. July 25, 2016
Ribbon cutting ceremony for the B Line at Westminster Station


RTD's new B Line, formerly known as the Northwest Rail Line, brings a whole new transportation option to Westminster.



"The B Line to Westminster not only provides transportation for riders from Westminster to Denver, but also offers riders multi-modal connections at Union Station to get them anywhere they want to go in the region." said RTD Board Chair Tom Tobiassen.

"RTD continues our year of a transportation renaissance with the opening of the B Line," said General Manager and CEO of RTD, Dave Genova. "With the opening of five new projects this year, the Denver metro area will be connected through transit like never before. And now, the citizens of the Westminster area will be able to travel to and from Denver to Westminster in no time flat."

People celebrate the grand opening of the B Line at Westminster Station. July 25, 2016
People celebrate the grand opening of the B Line at Westminster Station July 25, 2016. Photo by: City of Westminster


Then on Saturday, July 30, we had parties at Union Station with games, music and entertainment, an there were also carnival games, food, a beer garden, face painting, live music, and a fireworks show after sunset at the Westminster Station.

The B Line provides fast, convenient and affordable service between Westminster Station and Union Station in downtown Denver where you can make bus and rail connections to take you anywhere across the metro area. Download the fact sheet here.

Westminster Station on map


 B Line at a glance
 Westminster Station
  •  6 miles of new commuter rail
  •  Address: 3200 Westminster Station Dr
  •  1st segment of proposed 41-mile line to connect Broomfield, Louisville, Boulder, Longmont
  • Cross streets: W 71st Ave and Hooker St
  •  2 stations, 1 Park-n-Ride
  •  Connecting buses: 31 and 72
  •  350 RTD parking spaces
  •  Connecting rail: Univ. of Colo. A Line, future G Line, C, E and W light rail
  •  Trains every 30 mins 6-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m., hourly all other times
  •  20 bike racks, 18 bike lockers
  •  Hours of operation: 5 a.m.-10 p.m.
  •  Access to Westminster Station Park, Goat Hill Neighborhood


B Line map





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