FasTracks is a multi-billion dollar transit expansion plan to build 122 miles of new commuter rail and light rail, and 18 miles of bus rapid transit throughout the Denver metro area. See the FasTracks system map
Transforming transportation in Colorado
FasTracks is RTD's voter-approved transit expansion program -- the largest in the nation -- transforming transportation through the Denver metro area. When complete, FasTracks will create better access and more transit options across all of our communities. That's more rail, improved bus service, more parking, and improved roadways and bridges for people on the go. Now that's progress.
122 miles of new rail service
18 miles of bus rapid transit
57 new stations
31 new Park-n-Rides
21,000 new parking spaces
Redevelopment of Union Station
Connecting downtown Denver to East Rail Line and DIA
Connecting existing downtown light rail service with planned 38th/Blake Station on the East Rail Line alignment, this extension will be a great addition to the existing 5.3-mile Central Rail Line.
Learn more about the Central Rail Extension
Connecting downtown Denver with DIA
DIA is getting closer every day. This 22.8-mile commuter rail corridor will operate between Union Station and Denver International Airport. This line is funded by the Eagle P3 project.
Learn more about the East Rail Line
Connecting Denver and Wheat Ridge
This 11.2-mile electric commuter rail line will connect Union Station to Wheat Ridge, passing through northwest Denver, Adams County and Arvada. This line is funded by the Eagle P3 project.
Learn more about the Gold Line
Connecting Aurora to the East and Southeast Rail Lines
The 10.5-mile light rail extension will travel through Aurora and a small section of Denver, connecting Nine Mile Station with the planned Peoria/Smith Station on the East Rail Line.
Learn more about the I-225 Rail Line
Connecting Denver, Commerce City, Thornton and Northglenn
Running from Union Station through Commerce City, Thornton, Northglenn and Adams County, this 18.4-mile commuter rail line will provide new transportation options to riders in the north region.
Learn more about the North Metro Rail Line
Connecting Denver and Westminster
The longest of all the FasTracks projects, this 41-mile, high-capacity fixed-guideway transit line will travel from Denver Union Station to Longmont, passing through north Denver, Adams County, Westminster, Broomfield, Louisville and Boulder. The first 6.2-mile segment of the Northwest Rail Line from Union Station to south Westminster is scheduled to open in 2016. This line is funded by the Eagle P3 project. This project is also part of the Northwest Area Mobility Study.
Learn more about the Northwest Rail Line
Connecting Denver and Lone Tree
The 2.3 mile extension to our Southeast Rail Line will add three new stations, including a new end-of-line station at RidgeGate with a massive 2,000 space Park-n-Ride facility.
Learn more about the Southeast Rail Extension
Connecting Denver and Highlands Ranch
The 2.5 miles of additional light rail will offer greater transportation options to Highlands Ranch. Riders will enjoy a new end-of-line station at C-470/Lucent Boulevard with a 1,000 space Park-n-Ride facility.
Learn more about the Southwest Rail Extension
Connecting Denver, Westminster, Broomfield and Boulder
A collaboration between RTD and the Colorado Department of Transportation will connect downtown Denver and Boulder along U.S. 36 with 18 miles of bus rapid transit. This project is a part of the Northwest Area Mobility Study.
Learn more about US 36 BRT
The 13-month Northwest Area Mobility Study started in May 2013 and developed a prioritized list of mobility improvements for the Northwest area of RTD's service area.
Read more about the Northwest Area Mobility Study
The Eagle P3 public-private partnership is being utilized to complete the East Rail Line, Gold Line, commuter rail maintenance facility, and the Northwest Rail Line Westminster segment.
Learn more about Eagle P3
A new free service connecting Union Station and Civic Center Station
The Free MetroRide began high-frequency rush-hour service between Union Station and Civic Center on May 12, 2014. The Free MetroRide will help meet the growing transit needs in the downtown area as the new Fastracks lines open and bring more passengers into Union Station.
Learn more about the Free MetroRide
Your new transportation hub in downtown Denver
The new Union Station opened in the heart of LoDo on May 9, 2014. Union Station Transit Center offers the new 22-gate underground bus concourse, light rail, downtown bus service on the Free MallRide and the new Free MetroRide, Amtrak, and (in 2016) commuter rail.
Learn more about Union Station
The new W line connects Denver, Lakewood, and Golden
The first FasTracks rail line opened on April 26, 2013, bringing you 12.1 miles of new light rail between Denver, Lakewood and Golden on the new W line. The W line offers easy bus and light rail connections at Union Station, 11 new light rail stations, 6 new Park-n-Rides, and 3 new Call-n-Rides.
Learn more about the West Rail Line
Learn more about FasTracks and the real people featured in our ads. Find out why they are excited about rapid transit coming to their communities.
Get to know the real people behind FasTracks
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