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Central Rail Extension
Status: Future construction
Vehicle Type:  Light Rail
Length (miles):  0.8 new
Stations:  2
Parking:  1,685 existing spaces; now new spaces (parking will be shared with East Corridor at 38th and Blake)
Travel Time: 18 minutes (end-to-end trip between downtown loop and 38th/Blake station)

Denver Union Station
Completion: 2014
Regional Intermodal Hub: Integrates RTDs light rail and commuter rail lines, Amtrak rail service, regional buses, taxis, 16th St. Mall shuttle, new Downtown Denver Circulator, and bicycle and pedestrian access
Light Rail Station: Opened in August 2011 at west end of DUS
Commuter Rail Station: 8 tracks
Regional Bus Facility: Underground, below 17th St.
DUS Historic Building: Redeveloped into boutique hotel, restaurants and retail establishments while maintaining the character of the Great Train Hall

Free Metro Ride
Completion and service start: 2014
High Frequency Bus Service: Connect passengers from Denver Union Station to Civic Center Plaza at 16th and Broadway
Length: 2 miles
Vehicle Type: Shuttle bus
Stations: DUS plus 13 on-street stops
Peak Period Operations: 6-9 a.m. and 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Frequency of Service: 5 minutes (peak)

East Rail Line
Projected Completion: 2016
Vehicle Type: 
Commuter Rail
Length (miles): 
22.8
Stations: 
6*
Parking: 
2,848 existing spaces; 681 new spaces; Total: 3,529 parking spaces (opening day)
Travel Time: 35 minutes (Denver Union Station to Denver International Airport)
*7th station under consideration

Gold Line
Projected Completion: 2016
Vehicle Type:
  Commuter Rail
Length (miles):  11.2
Stations:  7
Parking:  711 existing spaces; 2,050 new spaces; Total: 2,250 parking spaces (opening day)
Travel Time:  25 minutes (Denver Union Station to Ward Road)

I-225 Rail Line
Projected Completion: 2016
Vehicle Type:  Light Rail
Length (miles):  10.5
Stations:  8
Parking:  1,225 existing spaces; 1,800 new spaces; Total: 3,025 parking spaces (opening day)
Travel Time: 40 minutes (Iliff to Peoria/Smith)

North Metro Rail Line
Projected Completion: Union Station to 124th•Eastlake 2018; to 162nd Ave. as funding becomes available
Vehicle Type:  Commuter Rail
Length (miles):  18.5
Stations:  8
Parking:  4,020 new parking spaces (opening day)
Travel Time: 32 minutes (Denver Union Station to state Highway 7)

Northwest Rail Line
Status: First segment to Westminster under construction; opens 2016
Vehicle Type:  Commuter Rail
Length (miles):  41
Stations:  7
Parking:  4,426 existing spaces; 2,714 new spaces; Total: 7,140 parking spaces (opening day; U.S. 36 Corridor and Northwest Rail share parking at two stations)
Travel Time:  61 minutes (Denver Union Station to Longmont)

Southeast Rail Extension
Status: Grant application for construction 2014
Vehicle Type:  Light Rail
Length (miles):  2.3
Stations:  3
Parking:   6,962 existing spaces; 2,000 new spaces; Total: 8,962 parking spaces (opening day)
Travel Time:  45 minutes (Downtown to RidgeGate)

Southwest Rail Extension
Status: Future construction
Vehicle Type:  Light Rail
Length (miles):  2.5
Stations:  1
Parking:  2,597 existing spaces; 1,440 new spaces (1,000 opening day and 440 future); Total: 4,037 parking spaces (opening day)
Travel Time:  32  minutes (Downtown to Lucent)

US 36 BRT Line
Projected Completion: 2016
Interlocken to Table Mesa to be built in conjunction with the Colorado Department of Transportation
Vehicle Type:
  Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
Length (miles): 18
Stations:  6
Parking:  4,332 existing spaces; 731 new spaces; Total: 5,073 parking spaces (U.S. 36 and Northwest Rail share parking at two stations)
Travel Time:  26 minutes (Denver Union Station to Table Mesa)

West Rail Line
Construction Complete. Opened to public April 26, 2013
Vehicle Type:  Light Rail
Length (miles):  12.1
Stations:  12
Parking:  646 existing spaces; 5,005 new spaces; Total: 5,651 parking spaces (opening day)
Travel Time:  34 minutes (Denver Union Station to Jeffco Government Center)





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