The RTD Board of Directors finalized the station names for the North Metro Rail Line in April 2015. RTD works closely with the local jurisdictions to determine recognizable station names that are consistent with other RTD stations. Station names need to be finalized early for consistency and efficiency throughout the project.
48th & Brighton • National Western Center, formally the National Western Stock Show station, was chosen in collaboration with the City and County of Denver. This station is named after the cross streets as well as a publicly recognized location.
Commerce City • 72nd was selected because it includes the city and cross street of the station. This Commerce City station follows the standard established with the Littleton • Mineral station.
Original Thornton • 88th was requested by Thornton because this is the first station in the City of Thornton and is also where the city originated.
Thornton Crossroads • 104th the station name was chosen because it is located at an intersection of two important streets for the City of Thornton, Colorado Boulevard and 104th Avenue.
Northglenn • 112th was designated similarly to the Commerce City station by working with Northglenn and following that same precedent set by Littleton • Mineral.
Eastlake • 124th was chosen because of its strong historical ties to the location. Eastlake was one of the original stops on the Union Pacific railroad and was later incorporated into the City of Thornton.
York • 144th was selected as it provides a geographical reference point to residences of Thornton and RTD patrons.
North Thornton • Hwy 7 was requested by Thornton because it is located at the northern boundary of Thornton and it the north end of the line.
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