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.
- 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.