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Line Extension
Southwest Rail Line Extension

The Southwest Rail Line opened in July 2000 as an 8.7 mile extension of rail from I-25 & Broadway to Mineral Avenue. It is proposed to add an additional 2.5 miles of rail and one new Park-n-Ride to extend service into Highlands Ranch.

Service

New Rail in New Neighborhoods

The proposed 2.5 mile extension would bring rail into Highlands Ranch and add 1,000 parking spaces at the end-of-line. Project design and construction will begin when funding is available.

Stations

  • Littleton and Mineral Station

    Littleton & Mineral

  • Proposed future C-470 and Lucent Station location

    C-470 & Lucent

History

Timeline

2008
Environmental planning and basic engineering began
2008-2010
Environmental Evaluation (EE) conducted, including analysis of alternative alignment and station locations; potential impacts; and recommendations to minimize and mitigate impacts
2010
Final EE issued; 30 percent of basic engineering completed
2013 - Present
RTD continues to work with stakeholders to secure funding and determine how to complete the extension