Emergency Preparedness Drill

RTD and local agencies will conduct an emergency preparedness drill on October 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Commerce City·72nd Station. This will enable the agencies to coordinate communication and response strategies in the event of an actual emergency on the N Line.

Quiet Zones

RTD instituted quiet zones when the N Line opened for service on September 21. It is important to note that quiet zones aren’t always quiet. Train operators maintain the discretion to use train horns under circumstances requiring additional safety precautions. If there are questions or concerns about train horn usage, residents may contact RTD Customer Care at 303-299-6000.

N Line Grand Opening Ceremony Recap

 

The list of speakers in order of presenting: Paul Ballard, RTD General Manager and CEO, Angie Rivera-Malpiede, Chair, RTD Board of Directors, District C, Vince Buzek, RTD Board of Directors, District J, Troy L. Whitmore, RTD Board of Directors, District K, Emma Pinter, Adams County Commissioner, District 3, Benjamin Huseman, Mayor of Commerce City, Meredith Leighty, Mayor of Northglenn, Jan Kulmann, Mayor of Thornton­, and Greg Ritke, Vice President of Construction for Graham Consulting Ltd., representing Regional Rail Partners.

 

Connecting Downtown to Thornton and Beyond

The N Line adds even more commuter rail service to connect the metro Denver region. The first 13 miles of the proposed 18.5-mile line provides service from Union Station through Denver, Commerce City, Northglenn, Thornton, and eventually North Adams County. The remaining 5.5 miles will provide service to SH 7/162nd Avenue Station.

At Union Station, passengers can connect to the C,  E  and  W  light rail lines, the University of Colorado A Line to the airport, the B Lineto Westminster, the G Line to Arvada/Wheat Ridge, Local and Regional buses, the Free MallRide, and Free MetroRide.

Fares

How much does it cost?

From September 28, 2020 through March 27, 2021, as part of a promotional fare pilot program, RTD will offer a local fare for travel on the entire N Line. If the trip includes transferring to additional zones on bus or rail a higher fare may apply. Please reference the below trip examples and use the fare tool to see how your fare will be calculated during the pilot program.

See examples of how transfers may affect your fare.

N Line Fare Transfers

Origin Destination Fare Zones After Transfer Fare
Eastlake•124th Union Station N/A Local
Northglenn•112th Blake•38th 1 (A) Local
Thornton Crossroads•104th Central Park 2 (A & B) Local
Original Thornton•88th 61st•Peña 3 (A, B & C) Regional
48th & Brighton•Nat’l Western Center Denver Airport 4 (A, B, C & Airport) Airport

3-Hour Passes

local

$3.00
1-2 rail fare zones

regional

$5.25
3 rail fare zones

airport

$10.50
to / from DIA

Buy Tickets and Day Passes

You can buy 3-Hour Passes and Day Passes using cash, credit or debit at the ticket vending machines located at any RTD rail station, or on the RTD Mobile Tickets app. The Day Pass grants unlimited travel for the remainder of the service day.

Learn more about ticket vending machines
Learn more about Day Pass

Monthly Pass

Take unlimited rides all month with RTD's Monthly Pass. Monthly Passes may be purchased at any RTD sales outletonline, on the RTD Mobile Tickets app, or at participating King Soopers and Safeway stores.

Learn more about Monthly Pass

EcoPass and CollegePass

Service on the N Line is included with all EcoPass, CollegePass, and Neighborhood EcoPass cards, including service to and from the Denver Airport Station on either SkyRide or the University of Colorado A Line at no additional charge.

Stations

The N Line is proposed to have nine stations total, including Union Station, when the entire line is complete. The first phase of 13 miles includes seven stations, and runs from downtown’s Union Station to Eastlake•124th. It offers five new Park-n-Rides that add a total of 2,480 parking spots. The remaining 5.5 miles of track, which includes stations at York•144th and North Thornton•Hwy 7 is currently unfunded. Construction will begin in the future as funding becomes available.

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Union Station Transit Center

Bike Racks: Yes

Bike Lockers: Yes

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48th & Brighton at National Western Center

  • Address:

    4903 N. Brighton Blvd.
    Denver, CO 80216
    United States

  • Location:
    48th & Brighton
  • Car Parking: 0
  • Bike Parking: 6 bike lockers and 6 racks
  • Connecting rail lines:
  • Connecting bus routes:
  • Travel time to Union Station:
    8 Minutes
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Commerce City / 72nd

  • Address:

    3838 E 72nd Ave.
    Commerce City, CO 80022
    United States

  • Location:
    Commerce City & 72nd
  • Car Parking: 330
  • Bike Parking: 10 bike lockers and 8 racks
  • Connecting rail lines:
  • Connecting bus routes:
  • Travel time to Union Station:
    13 Minutes
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Original Thornton & 88th

  • Address:

    8989 Welby Rd.
    Thornton, CO 80229
    United States

  • Location:
    Original Thornton & 88th
  • Car Parking: 550
  • Bike Parking: 12 bike lockers and 6 racks
  • Connecting rail lines:
  • Connecting bus routes:
  • FlexRides:
  • Travel time to Union Station:
    18 Minutes
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Thornton Crossroads & 104th

  • Address:

    10375 Colorado Blvd.
    Thornton, CO 80229
    United States

  • Location:
    Thornton Crossroads & 104th
  • Car Parking: 880
  • Bike Parking: 10 bike lockers and 10 racks
  • Connecting rail lines:
  • Connecting bus routes:
  • FlexRides:
  • Travel time to Union Station:
    21 Minutes
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Northglenn & 112th

  • Address:

    11355 York St.
    Northglenn, CO 80233
    United States

  • Location:
    Northglenn & 112th
  • Car Parking: 310
  • Bike Parking: 12 bike lockers and 8 racks
  • Connecting rail lines:
  • Connecting bus routes:
  • FlexRides:
  • Travel time to Union Station:
    24 Minutes
Eastlake & 124th Station

Eastlake & 124th

  • Address:

    12500 Claude Ct.
    Thornton, CO 80241
    United States

  • Location:
    Eastlake & 124th
  • Car Parking: 410
  • Bike Parking: 10 bike lockers and 5 racks
  • Connecting rail lines:
  • Connecting bus routes:
  • FlexRides:
  • Travel time to Union Station:
    29 Minutes
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York & 144th

  • Location:
    York & 144th
  • Car Parking: 0
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North Thornton & Hwy 7

  • Location:
    North Thornton & Hwy 7
  • Car Parking: 0

Parking

Parking Your Car:

  • Parking fees at RTD Park-n-Rides depends on if your car is registered within the RTD service area. Check out how to park.

  • If your vehicle is registered within the RTD service area, parking at RTD Park-n-Rides is free for the first 24 hours. After 24 hours, a $2.00 daily fee applies. You must pay before getting on the train.

  • If your vehicle is registered out of district, a $4.00 daily fee applies. You must pay before getting on the train.

  • Vehicles may not be parked continuously for longer than 30 consecutive days. Vehicles parked greater than 30 consecutive days without being moved may be subject to ticketing and towing at the owners expense.

How To Pay For Parking:

Pay Onsite

Women Parking at A-Line Station

Look for the blue canopy and kiosk. You can pay in cash (exact change) or credit card.

Pay By Phone

Using Phone to Pay for Parking

Call 1-877-727-5951 (paying by phone will incur a nominal fee)

Pay Online

ParkMobile - Parking Made Simple

www.parkmobile.com or download the Parkmobile app.

You must pay onsite, prior to leaving your vehicle. Non-payment of applicable parking fees will result in a fine. Take your paid parking ticket with you – be safe and don’t leave it on your dash.