List of Denver RTD light rail stations

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A white train is parked at a recessed island platformed station with canopies and lighting visible.
Littleton/Downtown station

The Regional Transportation District, or RTD, operates a light rail mass transit network, serving portions of Denver, Colorado, United States, and its surrounding metropolitan area. With the opening of the W Line to Golden in 2013, the 47-mile (76 km) network includes 46 stations on six lines: C, D, E, F, H, and W.[1] In 2013, the system served about 86,900 passengers a day, making the RTD light rail the eighth-largest light rail system in the United States in terms of ridership.[2][3]

All of the stations are open-air structures featuring passenger canopies for protection from adverse weather conditions.[4] The RTD has established criteria for station design with the intention of incorporating each station effectively into its surrounding community.[5] All stations feature three elements according to the criteria: the platform, its transition plaza and the intermodal passenger transport available to and from the facility.[5] Platforms are designed to accommodate four-car trains and may be in either a side, island or side center style.[5][A 1] The transition plaza is the area where passenger services can be found between the platform and where intermodal access is available.[5] All stations are decorated with works of public art as part of the RTD's "art-n-Transit" program.[6] They include independent works as well as pieces incorporated into the canopies, columns, pavers, windscreens, fencing and landscaping.[6]

Light rail service began on October 8, 1994, with the opening of the initial fourteen station, 5.3-mile (8.5 km) Central Corridor segment from 30th & Downing to I-25 & Broadway.[7][8] The first extension opened on July 14, 2000, and included the completion of an additional 8.7 miles (14.0 km) of rail and five stations through its present southern terminus at Littleton/Mineral.[9][10] In 2002, a four station, 1.8-mile (2.9 km) spur through the Central Platte Valley opened between the 10th & Osage and Union Station/LoDo/Coors Field stations.[11][12] By November 2006, expansion to the southeast saw the completion of 19 miles (31 km) of rail and thirteen stations between I-25 & Broadway and both Nine Mile in Aurora and Lincoln in Lone Tree.[13][14] On April 26, 2013 the W Line was opened which added 12.1 miles (19.5 km) of rail and eleven stations between Auraria West Campus and the Jefferson County Government Center in Golden, Colorado.[15][16]

The fare structure incorporates a fare zone system used for calculating the price of tickets for travel.[17] The structure calls for increased fares as one passes through the zones radiating outward from the "A zone" in Downtown Denver. As of 2014, travel within one zone or between two zones costs $2.25, across three zones $4 and across four zones $5.[17] These fares correspond to the Local/Limited, Express, and Regional RTD bus fares respectively.

Stations[edit]

RTD light rail
30th & Downing ( D )
29th & Welton ( D )
27th & Welton ( D )
25th & Welton ( D )
Union Station ( C  E  W , BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svgAmtrak)
20th & Welton ( D )
Pepsi Center/Elitch Gardens ( C  E  W )
18th & California/18th & Stout ( D  F  H )
Sports Authority Field at Mile High ( C  E  W )
16th & California/16th & Stout ( D  F  H )
Auraria West Campus ( C  E  W )
Theater District/Convention Center ( D  F  H )
Decatur/Federal ( W )
Colfax at Auraria ( D  F  H )
Knox ( W )
10th & Osage ( C  D  E  F  H )
Perry ( W )
Alameda ( C  D  E  F  H )
Sheridan ( W )
I-25 & Broadway ( C  D  E  F  H )
Lamar ( W )
Evans ( C  D )
Louisiana & Pearl ( E  F  H )
Lakewood/Wadsworth ( W )
Englewood ( C  D )
University of Denver ( E  F  H )
Garrison ( W )
Oxford/City of Sheridan ( C  D )
Colorado ( E  F  H )
Oak ( W )
Littleton Downtown ( C  D )
Yale ( E  F  H )
Federal Center ( W )
Littleton/Mineral ( C  D )
Southmoor ( E  F  H )
Red Rocks College ( W )
Belleview ( E  F )
Dayton ( H )
JeffCo Government Center/Golden ( W )
Orchard ( E  F )
Nine Mile ( H )
Arapahoe at Village Center ( E  F )
Dry Creek ( E  F )
County Line ( E  F )
Lincoln ( E  F )
Empty station platform with signage and canopy visible.
Union Station/LoDo/Coors Field station
Station platform and canopy with a white tram with orange and red stripes waiting to depart and various passengers visible.
20th & Welton station
Station platform and canopy with a white tram present and multiple buildings visible at rear.
University of Denver station
A white train is parked at an island platformed station with canopies and signage visible.
Orchard station
A white train is parked at a recessed side platformed station with canopies and signage visible.
Colorado station
* Designated transfer stations
Terminal stations
Station Lines Jurisdiction Opened Fare zone[18] Parking spaces[19] Reference
10th & Osage*
  C Line
  D Line
  E Line
  F Line
  H Line
Denver October 8, 1994 A 0 [7][8]
16th & California
  D Line
  F Line
  H Line
Denver October 8, 1994 A 0 [7][8]
16th & Stout
  D Line
  F Line
  H Line
Denver October 8, 1994 A 0 [7][8]
18th & California*
  D Line
  F Line
  H Line
Denver October 8, 1994 A 0 [7][8]
18th & Stout*
  D Line
  F Line
  H Line
Denver October 8, 1994 A 0 [7][8]
20th & Welton
  D Line
Denver October 8, 1994 A 0 [7][8]
25th & Welton
  D Line
Denver October 8, 1994 A 0 [7][8]
27th & Welton
  D Line
Denver October 8, 1994 A 0 [7][8]
29th & Welton
  D Line
Denver October 8, 1994 A 0 [7][8]
30th & Downing
  D Line
Denver October 8, 1994 A 27 [7][8]
Alameda
  C Line
  D Line
  E Line
  F Line
  H Line
Denver October 8, 1994 A 302 [7][8]
Arapahoe at Village Center
  E Line
  F Line
Greenwood Village November 17, 2006 C 817 [13][14]
Auraria West Campus
  C Line
  E Line
  W Line
Denver April 5, 2002 A 0 [11][12]
Belleview
  E Line
  F Line
Denver November 17, 2006 C 59 [13][14]
Colfax at Auraria
  D Line
  F Line
  H Line
Denver October 8, 1994 A 0 [7][8]
Colorado
  E Line
  F Line
  H Line
Denver November 17, 2006 B 263 [13][14]
County Line
  E Line
  F Line
Lone Tree November 17, 2006 D 238 [13][14]
Dayton
  H Line
Aurora November 17, 2006 C 250 [13][14]
Decatur/Federal
  W Line
Denver April 26, 2013 A 1,900 [20]
Dry Creek
  E Line
  F Line
Centennial November 17, 2006 C 235 [13][14]
Englewood
  C Line
  D Line
Englewood July 14, 2000 B 910 [9][10]
Evans
  C Line
  D Line
Denver July 14, 2000 B 99 [9][10]
Federal Center
  W Line
Lakewood April 26, 2013 C 1,000 [20]
Garrison
  W Line
Lakewood April 26, 2013 B 0 [20]
I-25 & Broadway*
  C Line
  D Line
  E Line
  F Line
  H Line
Denver October 8, 1994 A 1,248 [7][8]
Jefferson County Government Center/Golden
  W Line
Golden April 26, 2013 C 705 [20]
Knox
  W Line
Denver April 26, 2013 A 0 [20]
Lakewood/Wadsworth
  W Line
Lakewood April 26, 2013 B 1,000 [20]
Lamar
  W Line
Lakewood April 26, 2013 B 0 [20]
Lincoln
  E Line
  F Line
Lone Tree November 17, 2006 D 1,734 [13][14]
Littleton/Downtown
  C Line
  D Line
Littleton July 14, 2000 C 361 [9][10]
Littleton/Mineral
  C Line
  D Line
Littleton July 14, 2000 C 1,227 [9][10]
Louisiana/Pearl
  E Line
  F Line
  H Line
Denver November 17, 2006 B 0 [13][14]
Nine Mile
  H Line
Aurora November 17, 2006 C 1,225 [13][14]
Oak
  W Line
Lakewood April 26, 2013 C 200 [20]
Orchard
  E Line
  F Line
Greenwood Village November 17, 2006 C 48 [13][14]
Oxford / City of Sheridan
  C Line
  D Line
Sheridan July 14, 2000 C 0 [9][10]
Perry
  W Line
Denver April 26, 2013 A 0 [20]
Pepsi Center / Elitch Gardens
  C Line
  E Line
  W Line
Denver April 5, 2002 A 0 [11][12]
Red Rocks College
  W Line
Lakewood April 26, 2013 C 0 [20]
Sheridan
  W Line
Denver April 26, 2013 A 800 [20]
Southmoor*
  E Line
  F Line
  H Line
Denver November 17, 2006 C 788 [13][14]
Sports Authority Field at Mile High
  C Line
  E Line
  W Line
Denver April 5, 2002 A 0 [11][12]
Theatre District / Convention Center
  D Line
  F Line
  H Line
Denver December 6, 2004 A 0 [8][21]
Union Station/LoDo/Coors Field
  C Line
  E Line
  W Line
Denver April 5, 2002 A 0 [11][12]
University of Denver
  E Line
  F Line
  H Line
Denver November 17, 2006 B 540 [13][14]
Yale
  E Line
  F Line
  H Line
Denver November 17, 2006 B 127 [13][14]

Future Stations[edit]

FasTracks is a twelve-year, $6.9 billion public transportation expansion developed by the Regional Transportation District and currently underway.[15][22] The plan calls for six new lines: light rail, diesel commuter rail, and electric commuter rail lines with a combined length of 122 miles (196 km) to be opened between 2013 and 2017.[22] The first expansion undertaken was the West Corridor between Denver and Golden which opened April 26, 2013.[15][16]

As of 2013, the I-225 light rail expansion, the Gold Line commuter rail, and the East Corridor commuter rail sections are under construction.

Station[23] Lines Jurisdiction
Iliff
  G Line
Aurora
Florida
  G Line
Aurora
City Center
  G Line
Aurora
2nd/Abilene
  G Line
Aurora
13th Avenue
  G Line
Aurora
Colfax
  G Line
Aurora
Montview
  G Line
Aurora
Peoria/Smith
  G Line
Aurora
38th/Blake East Corridor (RTD) Denver
40th/Colorado East Corridor (RTD) Denver
Central Park East Corridor (RTD) Denver
Peoria East Corridor (RTD) Denver
Airport/40th East Corridor (RTD) Denver
Denver International Airport East Corridor (RTD) Denver
41st/Fox Gold Line (RTD) Denver
Pecos Gold Line (RTD) Adams County, Colorado
60th/Federal Gold Line (RTD) Adams County, Colorado
Sheridan Gold Line (RTD) Adams County, Colorado
Olde Town Gold Line (RTD) Arvada, Colorado
Arvada Ridge Gold Line (RTD) Arvada, Colorado
Ward Road Gold Line (RTD) Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A side center platform is a configuration utilizing a single side platform on one side and a center platform to service the other track or tracks.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Light rail system map". Regional Transportation District. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ "APTA Ridership Report - Q4 2013 Report" (pdf). American Public Transportation Association (APTA) (via: http://www.apta.com/resources/statistics/Pages/RidershipArchives.aspx ). February 26, 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-14. 
  3. ^ "RTD Facts & Figures". Regional Transportation District. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 
  4. ^ National Research Council; Transportation Research Board (1995). Seventh National Conference on Light Rail Transit Vol. 2. National Academy Press. p. 83. ISBN 0-309-06152-0. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Station design criteria" (PDF). RTD Design Guidelines & Criteria, Light Rail Design Criteria. Regional Transportation District. November 2005. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "art-n-Transit: A rider's guide to public art on RTD's transit system". Regional Transportation District. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Roberts, Jeffrey A. (October 9, 1994). "100,000 give light rail a heavy workout". The Denver Post. p. C1. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "RTD: Central Corridor Light Rail Line" (PDF). Regional Transportation District. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f Medina, Jennifer (July 3, 2000). "Train lovers hop on board new light rail". The Denver Post. p. B1. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f "RTD: Southwest Corridor Light Rail Line" (PDF). Regional Transportation District. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 
  11. ^ a b c d e Proctor, Cathy (March 22, 2002). "New light rail will provide a critical link". Denver Business Journal. Retrieved September 28, 2010. 
  12. ^ a b c d e "RTD: Central Platte Valley Light Rail Line" (PDF). Regional Transportation District. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Leib, Jeffrey (November 21, 2006). "A rail easy commute SE line's regular service debuts smoothly". The Denver Post. p. A1. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "RTD: Southeast Corridor" (PDF). Regional Transportation District. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 
  15. ^ a b c Seward, Jennifer (December 1, 2009). "Heading West RTD’s West Corridor FasTracks construction begins in earnest". Mountain States Construction. Retrieved September 28, 2010. 
  16. ^ a b "RTD: West Corridor" (PDF). Regional Transportation District. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 
  17. ^ a b "RTD light rail fares". Regional Transportation District. 
  18. ^ "How to Select your Light Rail Fare" (PDF). Regional Transportation District. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 
  19. ^ "Alphabetical park-n-Ride List". Regional Transportation District. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 
  20. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k RTD - West Line Stations
  21. ^ Hudson, Kris (December 7, 2004). "City unwraps expanded convention center". The Denver Post. p. B1. 
  22. ^ a b "FasTracks FAQs". FasTracks Regional Transportation District of Denver. Retrieved September 30, 2010. 
  23. ^ I225 Corridor - About the Project