Artwork Installed at Lakewood•Wadsworth StationThe artwork at Lakewood•Wadsworth Station is complete and received final RTD acceptance this week. The artwork spans both the east and west stairwells. The artwork, entitled Rain and Sun, was done by John Rogers, an artist from Portland, OR.
"I like to mix qualities found in the organic world with the technical world," Rogers says. "I aim to create art that will prompt different reactions depending on the involvement and imagination of the viewer. My art relies on a firm understanding of the interplay between art, architecture and engineering."
W Line Now OperatingThe West Rail Line is now open to the public. Whether you are headed to downtown Denver for a ballgame or to Golden to bike the foothills, the W Line will take you there. Hop on the train at one of our 11 new stations, sit back, and enjoy the ride.
West Rail Music VideoNow that the W Line is open, spend a couple of minutes taking a look at the construction in a fast-paced video set to music. This video was shown for all the people attending a special event the night before the grand opening ceremony.
Parking at Sheridan StationThe Sheridan Station parking structure is finished and open. All 800 spaces are available for use. Access from the garage to the station can either be from level 1 along the sidewalks on Sheridan to the station elevators (along Sheridan Blvd.), or from level 0 across the new plaza, under Sheridan Blvd. to the station.
Take a Virtual Ride on the W Line from the Front of the TrainHere's a great way to take the first ride on the new West Rail. It's a video that
takes you on the complete ride from the Decatur-Federal Station to the Jefferson County Government Center - Golden Station. The video is sped up 4X so there is no audio. But the 12-mile long trip only takes a little under eight minutes as a result.
Photographer Jim Hill and reporter Nathan Heffel from KUNC FM 91.5 in Greeley put the video together. What's even more cool is the fact that it's shot through the front window of the train.
Video courtesy Jim Hill and Nathan Heffel. KUNC FM 91.5. March 20, 2013
Lakewood/Dry Gulch Disc Golf Course reopensThe disc golf course at Lakewood/Dry Gulch Park is open to play again and it's new and improved with 21 holes instead of 18 and a redesign of some holes. More information is available here.
Bike the WestNot only does the W line make for a convenient light rail commute, it is a pedestrian and bike friendly line that will serve as a major conduit for cyclists and walkers for decades to come. New bike paths were added in many places along the rail, using a combination of new dedicated bike paths and bike lanes, as well as public streets. Figure out ways you can utilize the bike path by checking out our W line bike route map.
Garrison Station artworkArtwork at Garrison Station is complete. The artwork, created by Mike Squared Mosaics, weaves pieces of history from the Eiber Neighborhood along 20 panels of sound wall. The mural is meant to leave travelers coming back for for more, finding different elements that were not seen the first time. Next time you ride the W Line take a look, or watch the up close and personal video of the artwork, also created by Mike Squared Mosaics.
Ten artists have been selected for commissioning of artwork at 12 locations, including all W Line stations, windscreens, and the Kipling Bridge. Learn more about the chosen artists on our Artwork of the W Line page.
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