Service Disruption

RTD to continue overnight track repairs July 7-11 as additional speed restriction zones are lifted on sections of E, R lines

RTD Staff

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) is making necessary track repairs to sections of the Southeast Corridor Light Rail Line during overnight hours Sunday, July 7 – Thursday, July 11.

E and R line services along the alignment will be temporarily impacted between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., and bus shuttles will be provided to support customers during the upcoming maintenance window. The near-term track repair work will address maintenance issues resulting in reduced train speeds in the slowdown zones impacting the E and R lines south of Southmoor Station.

Crews continue to make progress on repairs, resulting in the elimination of speed restrictions between the following stations:

  • Belleview Station to Orchard Station All speed restrictions have been lifted along this segment of the Southeast Corridor
  • Orchard Station to Arapahoe at Village Center Station All northbound speed restrictions have been lifted. Approximately two miles of southbound speed restrictions have been lifted along this segment of the corridor.
  • Arapahoe at Village Center Station to Dry Creek Station All northbound speed restrictions have been lifted

As additional repair work is completed, speed restrictions will continue to be lifted.

Customers are encouraged to visit RTD’s website, call Customer Care at 303.299.6000 or sign up for Service Alerts to stay informed about impacts to rail services during the agency's ongoing preventative maintenance.

Sunday through Thursday Nights (July 7-11)

E Line

  • There will be no E Line service between Southmoor and RidgeGate Parkway stations or northbound from Southmoor Station after approximately 11 p.m.
  • RTD will provide bus shuttle service extending through the end of the service day between Southmoor and RidgeGate Parkway stations
  • No northbound bus shuttle will be available between Southmoor Station and Denver Union Station
  • The last full-service northbound RidgeGate Parkway Station to Denver Union Station train will depart at approximately 10:30 p.m.
  • The last southbound train from Southmoor Station to RidgeGate Parkway Station train will depart at 10:29 p.m.

R Line

  • No southbound R Line service will be provided between Dayton Station and Lincoln Station beginning at approximately 11 p.m.
  • Trains will terminate at Southmoor Station, with bus shuttles available between Southmoor and Lincoln stations
  • The last southbound train from Dayton Station to Lincoln Station will be approximately 10:30 p.m.
  • The last full-service northbound train from Lincoln Station will depart at 11:04 p.m.

Monday through Friday Mornings (July 8-12)

E Line

  • E Line service northbound from RidgeGate Parkway Station to Denver Union Station will begin at 5:33 a.m.
  • The 4:55 a.m. train from Denver Union Station will depart to Southmoor Station only
  • Full service southbound from Denver Union Station to RidgeGate Parkway Station will begin at 5:55 a.m.
  • No bus shuttles will be available prior to these times, and customers are encouraged to use the Next Ride app to explore existing bus routes that provide service in the area

R Line

  • Northbound Lincoln Station to Peoria Station service will begin at 5:32 a.m.
  • No bus shuttle service will be available to replace the 5:05 a.m. departure
  • The first southbound train from Peoria Station to Lincoln Station is scheduled to depart at 5:25 a.m.

For more information about the temporary light rail speed restrictions, maintenance schedule, or alternative bus routes, visit rtd-denver.com/light-rail-speed-restrictions.

By RTD Staff