|Commuter train at Union Station|
Denver Transit Partners has informed the Regional Transportation District in Denver that the University of Colorado A Line/East Rail Line from Denver Union Station to Denver International Airport will open for service on April 22. The line was funded through the FasTracks program, is a 2004 voter-approved transit expansion plan to build 122 miles of commuter and light rail, bus rapid transit, and additional parking. The new line will use commuter rail trains and will have a maximum speed of 79 MPH compared to 55 MPH for light rail vehicles. The rail line will serve eight stations including Union Station and DIA.
For more information, read the press release from RTD.