E Line (RTD)

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E Line
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E Line at 10th & Osage by a Union Pacific rail yard
Overview
StatusOperational
OwnerRegional Transportation District
LocaleDenver metropolitan area
TerminiUnion Station
RidgeGate Parkway
Stations21
Service
TypeLight rail
SystemRegional Transportation District
Operator(s)Regional Transportation District
History
OpenedNovember 17, 2006
Technical
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
ElectrificationOverhead lines, 750 V DC
Route diagram

Union Station
Amtrak  A  B  G  N 
 C  W 
Pepsi Center–Elitch Gardens
Empower Field at Mile High
Auraria West
 W 
 D  F  H 
10th & Osage
Alameda
I-25 & Broadway
Fare Zone Boundary
 C  D 
Louisiana–Pearl
University of Denver
Colorado
Yale
Southmoor
Fare Zone Boundary
 H  R 
Belleview
Orchard
Arapahoe at Village Center
Dry Creek
County Line
Lincoln
Sky Ridge
Lone Tree City Center
RidgeGate Parkway  F  R 

The E Line is a light rail line which is part of the rail system operated by the Regional Transportation District in the Denver 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'.

Route[edit]

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.[1] On May 17, 2019, it was extended south by 2.3 miles (3.7 km) to RidgeGate Parkway station in Lone Tree.[2]

Stations[edit]

Name Opening Year Interchange Municipality Parking
E Line (Union Station – RidgeGate Parkway)
Union Station 2002  C  &  W  Lines
AmtrakAmtrak
FREE MallRide (16th St)
Denver No
Pepsi Center–Elitch Gardens 2002  C  &  W  Lines Denver No
Empower Field at Mile High 2002  C  &  W  Lines Denver No
Auraria West 2002  C  &  W  Lines Denver No
10th & Osage 1994  C ,  D ,  F , &  H  Lines Denver No
Alameda 1994  C ,  D ,  F , &  H  Lines Denver Yes
I-25 & Broadway 1994  C ,  D ,  F , &  H  Lines Denver Yes
Fare Zone Boundary
Louisiana–Pearl 2006  F  &  H  Lines Denver No
University of Denver 2006  F  &  H  Lines Denver Yes
Colorado 2006  F  &  H  Lines Denver Yes
Yale 2006  F  &  H  Lines Denver Yes
Southmoor 2006  F  &  H  Lines Denver Yes
Fare Zone Boundary
Belleview 2006  F  &  R  Lines Denver Yes
Orchard 2006  F  &  R  Lines Greenwood Village Yes
Arapahoe at Village Center 2006  F  &  R  Lines Greenwood Village Yes
Dry Creek 2006  F  &  R  Lines Centennial Yes
County Line 2006  F  &  R  Lines Lone Tree Yes
Lincoln 2006  F  &  R  Lines Lone Tree Yes
Sky Ridge 2019  F  &  R  Lines Lone Tree No
Lone Tree City Center 2019  F  &  R  Lines Lone Tree No
RidgeGate Parkway 2019  F  &  R  Lines Lone Tree Yes

FasTracks[edit]

The 2004 voter-approved FasTracks initiative included the Southeast Corridor extension for the E and F Line, which extended the lines by 2.3 mi (3.70 km) to southern Lone Tree. The extension cost $223 million to construct and was opened on May 17, 2019. It included three new stations, Sky Ridge, Lone Tree City Center, and RidgeGate Parkway, the latter with a 2,000-stall parking facility.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RTD - Light Rail System Map". Regional Transportation District. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  2. ^ Rubino, Joe (May 15, 2019). "RTD's newest line in southeast Denver metro will power development for years to come". The Denver Post. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
  3. ^ Aguilar, John (January 25, 2019). "Light-rail extension into Lone Tree set to start passenger service May 19". The Denver Post. Retrieved May 17, 2019.

External links[edit]

Route map:

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