G Line (RTD)

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Gold Line(RTD) from Tellar St looking west in snow.jpg
Gold Line covered in snow near the Ward Road station.
Overview
Type Commuter rail
System Regional Transportation District
Status Under construction
Locale Denver Metropolitan Area
Termini Union Station
Wheat Ridge
Stations 8
Operation
Opening 2016
Owner Regional Transportation District
Operator(s) Denver Transit Partners
Technical
Line length 11.2 miles (18.0 km)
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Electrification Overhead Lines
Route map
Wheat Ridge / Ward (2016)
Taylor Street
Robb Street
Parfet Street
Miller Street
Arvada Ridge (2016)
Kipling Street
Independence Street
Garrison Street
Carr Street
Balsam Street
Allison Street
Olde Wadsworth Boulevard
Olde Town Arvada (2016)
Vance Street
SH 121 (Wadsworth Bypass)
Lamar Street
Ralston Creek
Ralston Road
SH 95 (Sheridan Boulevard)
60th & Sheridan / Arvada Gold Strike (2016)
Lowell Boulevard
Clear Creek
US 287 (Federal Boulevard)
Clear Creek / Federal (2016)
I‑76
61st Avenue
RTD  B 
Pecos Street
Pecos Junction (2016)
Osage Street
Huron Street
56th Avenue
48th Avenue
I‑70
Jersey Cutoff
41st & Fox (2016)
footbridge
38th Avenue
I‑25
South Platte River
Wewatta Street
Bus-HOV ramp
20th Street
Bus-HOV ramp
RTD  C  E  W 
Union Station ( A )
AmtrakAmtrak

The G Line, also known as the Gold Line, is a planned commuter rail line between Denver Union Station and Wheat Ridge, Colorado.[1]

History[edit]

For the original RTD light rail line known as the G Line, see R Line (RTD)#History.

The Gold Line is part of the FasTracks project, and will be operated by Denver Transit Partners as part of the Eagle P3 public-private partnership.[2] The line received final approval from the Federal Transit Administration in November 2009,[3] and groundbreaking occurred on 31 August 2011, at a ceremony in Olde Town Arvada where US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the approval of a $1 billion grant to fund the project.[4] Completion of the line is expected in 2016.[2]

The line will be 11.2 miles (18.0 km) in length,[4] and is expected to cost $590.5 million.[3] There will be a total of eight stations: Union Station, 41st Avenue, Pecos, Federal, Sheridan, Olde Town, Arvada Ridge and Ward Road.[3]

Route[edit]

The G Line's southern terminus is at Union Station in Denver. It runs on a railroad right-of-way north sharing track with the B Line until the Pecos Station after which the two routes diverge. The G Line continues west to its terminus in Wheat Ridge.[5]

Name Opening Year Interchange Municipality / CDP park-n-Ride? Status
G Line (Union Station – Wheat Ridge / Ward)
Union Station/
Lower Downtown (LoDo)/
Coors Field/16th Street Mall
2014  A  &  B  Lines
 C ,  E , &  W  Lines
AmtrakAmtrak
FREE MallRide (16th St)
Denver No Open
41st & Fox 2016  B  Line Denver Yes Under Construction
Pecos Junction 2016  B  Line North Washington Yes Under Construction
Clear Creek / Federal 2016 None Berkley Yes Under Construction
60th & Sheridan / Arvada Gold Strike 2016 None Arvada Yes Under Construction
Olde Town Arvada 2016 None Arvada Yes Under Construction
Arvada Ridge 2016 None Arvada Yes Under Construction
Wheat Ridge / Ward 2016 None Wheat Ridge Yes Under Construction

References[edit]

  1. ^ RTD - Gold Line
  2. ^ a b "Eagle P3 Commuter Rail Project, Denver, USA". Railway Technology. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Fastracks Gold Line To Wheat Ridge Approved". The Denver Channel. 3 November 2009. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "USDOT provides $1 billion for Denver RTD's Eagle P3 commuter-rail project". Progressive Railroading. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "RTD - Northwest Rail Line - Project Map". Regional Transportation District. Retrieved February 11, 2015.