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 FasTracks map
opening May 9, 2014
Commuter rail tracks 1, 2 and 3 at Denver Union Station are completely installed and the ballast has been poured. Go here for more about the tracks and ballast's important job. Read more »
Things are changing at Denver's historic Union station faster than you can say "new commuter rail line." Check out what's happening here. Read more »
Connecting our passengers to bus, light rail and commuter rail
The Union Station project provides an opportunity to create a dense, mixed-use transit-oriented development and may include up to 2 million square feet of development. RTD, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), and the City and County of Denver, partnered to create a master plan for the site. It will be the "Grand Central Station" of the metropolitan area, and will be the center of the regional transit system in the heart of the city.
The redevelopment will house a new 110-room hotel, and approximately ten independent retail shops and restaurants, as well as provide Amtrak and RTD services. The new site will include a 12,000 square foot public common area in the "Great Train Hall" and 40,000 square feet of outdoor plaza space.
Union Station is pursuing a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for new construction. The project is on schedule to receive a Silver Star rating when construction is completed, making RTD one of the few transit agencies to achieve an LEED rating.
Want to see current photos, watch flyover videos of line, and read about the latest progress? Visit rtd-fastracks.com »