H Line (RTD)

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     H Line (RTD)
2481. H Line at 16th & Stout.png
At 16th & Stout
Overview
Type Light rail
System Regional Transportation District
Status Operational
Locale Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area
Termini 18th & California/18th & Stout
Nine Mile
Stations 14
Operation
Opening November 17, 2006
Owner Regional Transportation District
Operator(s) Regional Transportation District
Technical
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Electrification Overhead lines
Route map

The H Line (sometimes known as the Blue Line), part of the light rail system operated by the Regional Transportation District in the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area in Colorado, was added to the system on November 17, 2006, with the completion of the Southeast Corridor project (the "T-Rex Project"). It is one of four routes that are part of the RTD's service plan for the corridor.

According to a map in the RTD's service plan for the corridor, the H Line's color is blue.

Stations[edit]

The H Line's northern terminus is at 18th and California in downtown Denver. It shares track with the D Line until it reaches I-25 & Broadway Station, then follows the Southeast Corridor to a junction past Southmoor Station, and follows the I-225 branch of the system to Parker Road (at Nine Mile Station) in Aurora.[1]

Name Opening Year Interchange Municipality park-n-Ride?
H Line (18th & California/18th & Stout - Nine Mile)
18th & California (northbound) and
18th & Stout (southbound)
1994  D  &  F  Lines Denver No
16th & California (northbound) and
16th & Stout (southbound)
1994  D  &  F  Lines
FREE MallRide (16th St)
Denver No
Convention Center/Performing Arts 2004  D  &  F  Lines Denver No
Colfax at Auraria 1994  D  &  F  Lines Denver No
10th & Osage 1994  C ,  D ,  E , &  F  Lines Denver No
Alameda 1994  C ,  D ,  E , &  F  Lines Denver No
I-25 & Broadway 1994  C ,  D ,  E , &  F  Lines Denver Yes
Fare Zone Boundary
Louisiana/Pearl 2006  E  &  F  Lines Denver No
University of Denver 2006  E  &  F  Lines Denver Yes
Colorado 2006  E  &  F  Lines Denver Yes
Yale 2006  E  &  F  Lines Denver Yes
Fare Zone Boundary
Southmoor 2006  E  &  F  Lines Denver Yes
Dayton 2006 None Aurora Yes
Nine Mile 2006 None Aurora Yes

FasTracks[edit]

Main article: FasTracks

The 2004 voter-approved FasTracks initiative will extend the H Line approximately 3.5 mi (5.63 km) to the north along Interstate 225 with stops at Iliff Avenue and Florida Avenue. Work began in 2012, and the two station extension was combined with I-225 corridor light-rail line in 2013. Construction should be complete in 2016.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RTD - Light Rail System Map". Regional Transportation District. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ "FasTracks - I-225 Corridor Background". Regional Transportation District. Retrieved January 30, 2014.