Video: How we test commuter rail for safety, efficiency
In order to safely and efficiently move commuter trains along the rail line, a number of technical systems must work together:
In preparation for the opening of the University of Colorado A Line as well as the G Line to Arvada and Wheat Ridge and the B Line to Westminster, RTD and its project concessionaire Denver Transit Partners conducted a number of federally-required tests to be sure that every piece of the system functions properly.
Train systems must pass several integrated tests before RTD can operate at full revenue service with passengers:
The University of Colorado A Line to the airport opened in April 2016. The B Line to Westminster, and the G Line to Arvada and Wheat Ridge also open in 2016. Another commuter rail line, the North Metro N Line, opens in 2018.
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