H Line (RTD)

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H Line (RTD)
2481. H Line at 16th & Stout.png
At 16th & Stout
Type Light rail
System Regional Transportation District
Status Operational
Locale Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area
Termini 18th & California/Stout
Stations 16
Opened November 17, 2006
Owner Regional Transportation District
Operator(s) Regional Transportation District
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Electrification Overhead lines
Route diagram
 D  &  F  Lines
18th & California │ 18th & Stout
16th & California │ 16th & Stout
Theater District Convention Ctr
Colfax at Auraria
 C  &  E  Lines
10th & Osage
US 6 (6th Avenue Freeway)
I-25 & Broadway
 C  &  D  Lines
Louisiana & Pearl
University of Denver
 E  &  F  Lines
Nine Mile
 R  Line

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.

The line was extended to reach Florida station on February 24, 2017 along with the opening of the R line.[1]

According to a map in the RTD's service plan for the corridor, the H Line's color is blue.[2]


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 Southeast terminus at Florida station in Aurora.[3]


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
Southmoor 2006  E  &  F  Lines Denver Yes
Fare Zone Boundary
Dayton 2006  R  Line Aurora Yes
Nine Mile 2006  R  Line Aurora Yes
Iliff 2017  R  Line Aurora Yes
Florida 2017  R  Line Aurora None


Main article: FasTracks

The 2004 voter-approved FasTracks initiative extended 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 was long expected to be completed in 2016,[4] however opening was delayed until February 24, 2017.[5]


  1. ^ "RTD". www.rtd-denver.com. Retrieved 2017-02-12. 
  2. ^ "RTD". www.rtd-denver.com. Retrieved 2017-02-12. 
  3. ^ "RTD - Light Rail System Map". Regional Transportation District. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ "FasTracks - I-225 Corridor Background". Regional Transportation District. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  5. ^ Paul, Jesse (November 18, 2016). "RTD will not open G-Line or R-Line before end of year as planned". The Denver Post. Retrieved November 20, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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