G Line (RTD)
Gold Line covered in snow near the Ward Road station.
|System||Regional Transportation District|
|Locale||Denver Metropolitan Area|
|Owner||Regional Transportation District|
|Operator(s)||Denver Transit Partners|
|Line length||11.2 miles (18.0 km)|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge|
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. The line received final approval from the Federal Transit Administration in November 2009, 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. Completion of the line is expected in 2016.
The line will be 11.2 miles (18.0 km) in length, and is expected to cost $590.5 million. There will be a total of eight stations: Union Station, 41st Avenue, Pecos, Federal, Sheridan, Olde Town, Arvada Ridge and Ward Road.
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.
|Name||Opening Year||Interchange||Municipality / CDP||park-n-Ride?||Status|
|G Line (Union Station – Wheat Ridge / Ward)|
Lower Downtown (LoDo)/
Coors Field/16th Street Mall
, , & Lines
FREE MallRide (16th St)
|41st & Fox||2016||Line||Denver||Yes||Under Construction|
|Pecos Junction||2016||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|
- RTD - Gold Line
- "Eagle P3 Commuter Rail Project, Denver, USA". Railway Technology. Retrieved 1 September 2011.
- "Fastracks Gold Line To Wheat Ridge Approved". The Denver Channel. 3 November 2009. Retrieved 3 September 2011.
- "USDOT provides $1 billion for Denver RTD's Eagle P3 commuter-rail project". Progressive Railroading. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2011.
- "RTD - Northwest Rail Line - Project Map". Regional Transportation District. Retrieved February 11, 2015.