Gold Rail Line

Facts & figures

Gold rail line facts

  • Length (miles): 11.2
  • Vehicle Type: Electric commuter rail
  • Stations: 7
  • Parking: 2,300 (opening day) 2,890 (2030)
  • Frequency of Service: 15 min (6 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.) / 30 min (early a.m., late p.m.)

Gold rail line at a glance

  • The Gold Line is part of RTD’s 2004 voter-approved FasTracks plan to expand transit across the Denver metro region.
  • The 11.2-mile electric commuter rail line will connect Denver’s Union Station to Wheat Ridge, passing through northwest Denver, Adams County and Arvada.
  • The Gold Line will feature seven stations: 41st-Fox, Pecos Junction, Clear Creek-Federal, 60th & Sheridan-Arvada Gold Strike, Olde Town Arvada, Arvada Ridge and Wheat Ridge-Ward.

Project overview

  • 2006: RTD FasTracks began a transit-alternatives study that resulted in an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
  • 2007: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) selected the Gold and East Rail lines for its public-private partnership pilot program, giving birth to the Eagle P3 project.
  • 2009: RTD FasTracks released a final EIS; received an FTA Record of Decision, signaling the completion of the environmental process; and released a request for proposals to seek a private partner to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Gold and East rail lines.
  • 2010: RTD FasTracks selected Denver Transit Partners as its Eagle P3 contractor and concessionaire under a 34-year contract.
  • 2011: Eagle P3 received a $1.03 billion Full Funding Grant Agreement from the FTA, the largest awarded by the Obama administration at the time. Construction began.
  • 2016: Line opens to the public as the G Line.

Gold rail line map

FasTracks Gold Rail Line Map