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Construction Update - July 2016PDF Printable Version Here
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The Gold Line (G Line) is an 11.2-mile electric commuter rail line that will connect Union Station to Wheat Ridge, passing through northwest Denver, Adams County and Arvada. It is scheduled to open in fall 2016. There are eight stations:
The Northwest Rail Line Westminster Segment (B Line) is a 5.5-mile electric commuter rail line between Denver and Westminster. It is scheduled to open July 25, 2016. There are two stations:
Feature of the Month-July 2016
G Line testing, commissioning underwayCurrent activities include crossing tests, integrative testing, corridor-specific operator training, and train tests which will be followed by a full system performance demonstration along the entirety of the G Line from Union Station to Wheat Ridge.
Thorough testing of all mechanisms along the alignment is required by RTD, the Public Utilities Commission and the Federal Railroad Administration before the rail line will open to the public. See below for some important testing information.
Abide by safety signage at all times
Safety is always the top priority. During the testing process, you may see an activated gate with no train movement. Please abide by all safety signage at the railroad crossings even if a train is not visible because train activity and traveling speed will increase as testing moves forward.
Train at Pecos Junction
If you wish to view the trains being tested, please do so from safe, publicly accessible spaces and remember construction sites and stations are off limits for public use.
Train horns used for safetyTrain horns will be used during testing leading up to the opening of the G Line. Until quiet zones are in place, the use of train horns and other safety measures are important so that motorists and pedestrians are aware of train movements.
Quiet zones are not guaranteed to be implemented by opening day, but all entities involved are working hard to establish quiet zones. RTD will announce when quiet zones are approved for the G Line.
Potential road closures, detours during testingRailroad or at-grade crossings along the alignment are subject to closures and delays may occur. Alternative routes are suggested to avoid delays at crossings. The roadways listed below do not have any G Line crossings and will not be affected by testing.
To report crossing concernsIn the event of a crossing malfunction or to report concerns, you may call the phone number on the blue signs located at each crossing. The contact numbers are:
For closure information, please visit RTD-Fastracks.com or call Christina Zazueta, Gold Line/NW Rail Public Information Manager at 303-576-3352.
B Line testing and commissioning activities being performed at the Westminster Station -July 5, 2016
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