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25 July 2016

The Denver light rail and commuter rail systems at the opening of commuter rail line A to Denver International Airport on 22 Apr. 2016 and of line B to Westminster on 25 July 2016.




UNITED STATES

BOSTON

CHICAGO

CINCINNATI

DENVER

LOS ANGELES

MINNEAPOLIS - ST. PAUL

NEW YORK

NORTHERN NEW JERSEY

PHILADELPHIA

PHOENIX

PORTLAND

SACRAMENTO

SALT LAKE CITY

SAN DIEGO

SAN FRANCISCO

SAN JOSÉ

SEATTLE

SEATTLE - TACOMA

WASHINGTON


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Denver LRT map

INSET: CENTRAL DENVER

Denver downtown LRT map – 2016




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ROUTES

Regional Transportation District

LIGHT RAIL ROUTES

  C Orange Line Union Station - Auraria W Campus - Alameda - I-25 & Broadway - Englewood - Littleton Mineral
  D Green Line 30th & Downing - Welton St. - California St. [Back: Stout St.] - Colfax at Auraria - Alameda - I-25 & Broadway - Englewood - Littleton Mineral
  E Purple Line Union Station - Auraria W Campus - Alameda - I-25 & Broadway - U of Denver - Southmoor - Belleview - Lincoln
  F Red Line 18th St. & California / Stout - California St. [Back: Stout St.] - Colfax at Auraria - Alameda - I-25 & Broadway - U of Denver - Southmoor - Belleview - Lincoln
  H Blue Line 18th St. & California / Stout - California St. [Back: Stout St.] - Colfax at Auraria - Alameda - I-25 & Broadway - U of Denver - Southmoor - Nine Mile
  W West Rail Line Union Station - Auraria W Campus - Sheridan - Federal Center - JeffCo Govmt. Center - Golden

COMMUTER RAIL ROUTES

  A East Rail Line Union Station - Central Park - Denver Airport
  B NW Rail Line Union Station - Westminster


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • LRT lines: 76 km.
  • Commuter rail lines: 47 km.


HISTORY

  • Horse-drawn streetcars: 17 Dec. 1871 - 1890.
  • Electric streetcars (1st generation): 1888 - 3 June 1950.
  • Light rail (2nd generation):7 Oct. 1994 - today.
  • Commuter rail: 22 Apr. 2016 - today.
  • Cable cars: 1888 - 1900.

GAUGE

  • Horse-drawn streetcars: 1067 mm.
  • Streetcars (1st generation): 1067 mm.
  • Light rail (2nd generation) and Commuter rail: 1435 mm.

SOURCES

PRINT

  • Lietwiler, C. "Denver: The politics of expansion", Light Rail & Modern Tramway, Aug. 1996 (59: 704), p.300-301.
  • Lietwiler, C. "Denver: Winds of change are blowing cold", Light Rail & Modern Tramway, June 1995 (58: 699), p.170-175.
  • Pharris, K. Riding Denver's Rails: A Mile-High Streetcar History. Charleston (SC): The History Press, 2013.
  • Simons, V. "FasTracks: Denver's Big Bang", Tramways & Urban Transit, July 2013 (76: 907), p.294-298.
  • Wansbeek, C.J. "Denver: Light rail expansion in all directions", Tramways & Urban Transit, March 2007 (70: 831), p.92-95.

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