• The Regional Transportation District (RTD) is pleased to announce the opening of its newest light rail line – the R Line is scheduled to open on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017

  • The 10.5 mile light rail extension through Aurora will serve the Aurora Metro Center, University of Colorado at Anschutz Medical Campus, Fitzsimons Life Science District, and the VA Hospital.

  • This will be the fourth transit line RTD will open within the last fourteen months.

  • RTD has successfully completed integrated testing which includes testing the train and traffic interface equipment at all crossings and intersections.

  • Pre-revenue training and testing is currently underway.

  • RTD has successfully operated light rail trains for over twenty years.

  • The R Line is part of RTD’s 2004 voter-approved FasTracks plan to expand transit across the Denver metro region.

  • The R Line connects to University of Colorado A Line at Peoria Station for access to Denver International Airport or Denver Union Station.

  • The R Line will travel between Peoria Station and Lincoln Sation, providing service to 16 stations in total. Eight stations are new with four new Park-n-Rides.

  • In 2019, the R Line will extend 2.3 miles south to RidgGate Parkway when the Southeast Rail Extension opens for service.

  • The H Line light rail route will also be extended from Nine Mile Station to Florida Station with the opening of the R Line. This extension adds a walk up station and a new Park-n-Ride for H Line riders.  The H Line allows for convenient connections to downtown Denver.

  • Safety is RTD’s number one priority. Remember to always stay alert around buses and trains.