E Line (RTD)
|E Line (RTD)|
E Line at 10th/Osage by a UP rail yard
|System||Regional Transportation District|
|Locale||Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area|
|Opened||November 17, 2006|
|Owner||Regional Transportation District|
|Operator(s)||Regional Transportation District|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)|
The E Line, sometimes known as the Purple Line, is part of the light rail system operated by the Regional Transportation District in the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area in Colorado. The line was added to the system on November 17, 2006, with the completion of the Southeast Corridor as part of the T-REX Project. It is one of four routes that are part of the RTD's service plan for the corridor. Although it operates seven days per week, the E line does not operate during midday hours on weekdays as of January 11, 2009.
According to a map in the RTD's current service plan for the corridor, the E Line's color is purple, also referred to as 'plum'.
The E Line's northern terminus is at Union Station in downtown Denver. It shares track with the C Line from Union Station to I-25 & Broadway, then diverges by a level junction onto a flyover, and then parallels Interstate 25 from there to Lincoln Avenue in Lone Tree.
|E Line (Union Station – Lincoln Avenue)|
Lower Downtown (LoDo)/
FREE MallRide (16th St)
|Pepsi Center/Elitch Gardens||2002||& Lines||Denver||No|
|Sports Authority Field at Mile High||2002||& Lines||Denver||No|
|Auraria West Campus||2002||& Lines||Denver||No|
|10th & Osage||1994||, , , & Lines||Denver||No|
|Alameda||1994||, , , & Lines||Denver||No|
|I-25 & Broadway||1994||, , , & Lines||Denver||Yes|
|Fare Zone Boundary|
|University of Denver||2006||& Lines||Denver||Yes|
|Fare Zone Boundary|
|Orchard||2006||& Lines||Greenwood Village||Yes|
|Arapahoe at Village Center||2006||& Lines||Greenwood Village||Yes|
|Dry Creek||2006||& Lines||Centennial||Yes|
|County Line||2006||& Lines||Lone Tree||Yes|
|Lincoln||2006||& Lines||Lone Tree||Yes|
|Sky Ridge Medical Center||2019 (planned)||& Lines||Lone Tree||No|
|Lone Tree City Center||2019 (planned)||& Lines||Lone Tree||No|
|RidgeGate||2019 (planned)||& Lines||Lone Tree||Yes|
The 2004 voter-approved FasTracks initiative will add 2.3 mi (3.70 km) to the Southeast Corridor (E Line and F Line). It will also add three stations at Sky Ridge Medical Center, Lone Tree City Center and RidgeGate Parkway, with a 2,000 space parking lot at RidgeGate.
Regional Transportation District has sent four teams a Request for Proposal on the Southeast Corridor extension expected due in May 2015. The Southeast Rail Line Extension plan is to extend light rail transit service to the new RidgeGate Parkway Interchange. Additional stations at Sky Ridge Medical Center, Lone Tree City Center, and new R Line terminus station at RidgeGate will have an expected opening in 2019.