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 (peak) / 15 min (off-peak)
Gold rail line at a glance
- The Gold Line is part of FasTracks, RTD’s voter-approved multi-year comprehensive plan for high quality transit service in the Denver metro region.
- The Gold Line is a proposed 11.2 mile electric commuter rail transit corridor that connects Denver Union Station to Wheat Ridge, passing through northwest Denver, Adams County and Arvada.
- Seven stations are proposed, including 41st, Pecos, Federal, Sheridan, Olde Town, Arvada Ridge and Ward Road.
- Construction on the Gold Line began in August 2011, with the line opening to the public in 2016.
- In November 2004, the FasTracks initiative was passed by voters, providing funding for a regional rapid transit system, including the Gold Line.
- In 2006, the Gold Line began a comprehensive study of transit alternatives that resulted in an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
- The Gold Line project released a Draft EIS in July 2008, a Final EIS in 2009 and received a Record of Decision(ROD) from the Federal Transit Administration in November 2009, signaling the completion of the environmental process.
- In 2009, RTD released a Request for Proposals (RFP), seeking a private partner(s) to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Gold Line and East Rail Line.
- Denver Transit Partners was selected in June 2010 to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Gold Line and other Eagle P3 elements under a 34-year concession contract.
- The Eagle P3 project received a $1.03 billion Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) from the Federal Transit Administration on Aug. 31, 2011.