Auraria West station

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Auraria West
RTD light rail station
Auraria West Campus RTD Light Rail Station.JPG
The Auraria West RTD Light Rail station in 2011.
Location 1250 Fifth Street
Denver, Colorado
Coordinates 39°44′29″N 105°00′38″W / 39.741367°N 105.010693°W / 39.741367; -105.010693Coordinates: 39°44′29″N 105°00′38″W / 39.741367°N 105.010693°W / 39.741367; -105.010693
Owned by Regional Transportation District
  C Line
  E Line
  W Line
Platforms 2 side platforms, 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections RTD buses
Structure type At-Grade
Parking None
Bicycle facilities None
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone A[1]
Opened April 5, 2002
Closed July 23, 2011
Rebuilt October 31, 2011
Passengers (2014) 8,094 (avg. weekday)[2]
Rank 8 out of 44[3]
Preceding station   RTD   Following station
C Line
E Line
toward Lincoln
W Line

Auraria West station is an RTD light rail station in Denver, Colorado, United States. Operating as part of the C, E and W Lines, the station opened on April 5, 2002, and is operated by the Regional Transportation District.[4][5] It primarily serves the adjacent Auraria academic campus, home to Metropolitan State University of Denver, the Community College of Denver, and the University of Colorado Denver.

FasTracks and Station Relocation[edit]

The original Auraria West Campus station closed on July 23, 2011. The new relocated Auraria West station opened on October 31, 2011 near Fifth and Walnut on a north-south alignment near the Consolidated Main Line (CML) tracks. The relocated station is the diverging point for the FasTracks W Line to Lakewood and Golden.[6]


  1. ^ RTD Station Info
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-03-20. Retrieved 2015-06-26. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-03-20. Retrieved 2015-06-26. 
  4. ^ Proctor, Cathy (March 22, 2002). "New light rail will provide a critical link". Denver Business Journal. 
  5. ^ "RTD: Central Platte Valley Light Rail Line" (PDF). Regional Transportation District. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Downtown Denver light-rail stops to close for improvements" (PDF). Regional Transportation District. Retrieved July 29, 2011.