Gold Line (RTD)

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Gold Line
Overview
Type Commuter rail
System RTD
Status Under construction
Locale City and County of Denver and Jefferson County
Termini Union Station
Wheat Ridge
Stations 8
Operation
Opening 2016
Owner RTD
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

The Gold Line is a planned commuter rail line between Denver Union Station and Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

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.[1] The line received final approval from the Federal Transit Administration in November 2009,[2] 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.[3] Completion of the line is expected in 2016.[1]

The line will be 11.2 miles (18.0 km) in length,[3] and is expected to cost $590.5 million.[2] There will be a total of eight stations: Union Station, 41st Avenue, Pecos, Federal, Sheridan, Olde Town, Arvada Ridge and Ward Road.[2]

References[edit]

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