RTD Light Rail Tracks Access Policy

RTD Light Rail Tracks (LRT) Access Policy

An RTD Light Rail right-of-way Access Permit Request Form must be submitted any time:

Stop! Do you have an Approved RTD Agreement in Place? All requests MUST start with RTD Real Property.

Applying for LRT Access Permit

In order to receive an LRT access permit to be in or work on the RTD rail alignment, a completed electronic access permit request must be emailed to [email protected] no later than noon on the Wednesday one week prior to the week the work will begin. LRT access permit requests can take up to 7 days to review.

When you submit a request, attendance is also required at the weekly Access Allocation meeting which is held every Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the RTD Maintenance of Way Facility at 1350 Rio Court, Denver, CO 80204. If no representative attends the meeting, the request will not be approved.

Starting September 14 2022 the weekly Access Allocation meeting will be conducted via Teams. Contractors will be forwarded Teams invites at the time of permit submission.

LRT Access Request Forms

  1. LRT ROW Access Request Permit Form
  2. LRT ROW Access Permit - Requestor's Information Forms A and C

Performing Approved Work on LRT

After receiving all necessary approvals, the work may be completed in accordance with the cautions and conditions indicated on the approved LRT access permit.

Work can begin when all personnel that will be in the ROW have completed the RTD On-Track Safety Training certification (RR Safety Training) and the certification is not expired. The completed and approved LRT access permit must be in the possession of the work party at the work site at all times.

The allowable work hours (times) indicated on the LRT access permit for track access are estimates. Actual starting and ending times may vary depending on the work progress and the requirements for safe train operation. The controller is authorized to make revisions as necessary, provided there is mutual agreement by the permit holder and the controller and that the revision is documented by the controller. No other information on the form can be changed without approval of the Manager of Light Rail Transportation and the Manager of Maintenance of Way or their designees.

The proper notification of work to be performed in the Right-Of-Way (ROW) is essential for safe and efficient operations. RTD Rail ROW is defined as the track way area located in between the restricted fenced area or within 10 feet of the nearest rail of any track where no defined restricted area is present. This includes work to be performed above or below any track, and above or below any RTD ROW and/or restricted fenced area. If your work comes within 25 feet of any RTD LRT track, contact us.

Rail Map

  1. Rail Map 2020