Photo of the D line on the track in downtown Denver and a cyclist riding their bike next to the train.

Light Rail Maintenance and Repairs

UPDATE: July 22, 2024

Slow Zone #1

  • Colorado Station to Yale Station
    Isolated sections of track between Colorado and Yale stations have been identified for maintenance work.
  • Yale Station to Southmoor Station
    Isolated sections of track between Yale and Southmoor stations have been identified for replacement.

Slow Zone #2

  • 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 speed restrictions have been lifted along this segment of the Southeast Corridor.
  • Arapahoe at Village Center Station to Dry Creek Station
    All northbound speed restrictions have been lifted.
  • County Line Station to Lincoln Station
    Isolated sections of track between County Line and Lincoln stations have been identified for maintenance work.

Slow Zone #3

  • Nine Mile Station to Dayton Station
    Isolated sections of track between Nine Mile and Dayton stations have been identified for maintenance work.
  • Dayton Station to Belleview Station
    Isolated sections of track between Dayton and Belleview stations have been identified for maintenance work.

Slow Zone #4

  • Englewood Station to Oxford•City of Sheridan Station
    Isolated sections of track between Englewood and Oxford•City of Sheridan stations have been identified for maintenance work.
  • Oxford•City of Sheridan Station to Littleton•Downtown Station
    Isolated sections of track between Oxford•City of Sheridan and Littleton•Downtown stations have been identified for maintenance work.

Maintenance and Repairs

Preventative maintenance and isolated track repairs are currently underway along the Southeast Corridor. As repairs are made, speed restrictions will continue to be lifted. The resumption of normal train speeds is dependent on how quickly repairs are made to the isolated sections of track.

Maintenance schedules are subject to change, and timelines will be updated to reflect any necessary schedule adjustments.

Timeline
StationsOutbound TrackInbound Track
Colorado to YaleScheduling in ProgressScheduling in Progress
Yale to SouthmoorJune 16 – TBDJune 16 – TBD
Belleview to OrchardAll Speed Restrictions LiftedAll Speed Restrictions Lifted
Orchard to Arapahoe at Village CenterAll Speed Restrictions LiftedAll Speed Restrictions Lifted
Arapahoe at Village Center to Dry CreekJuly 7 – July 26All Speed Restrictions Lifted
Dry Creek to County LineJuly 23 – August 2July 23 – August 2
County Line to LincolnScheduling in ProgressScheduling in Progress
Dayton to Nine MileScheduling in ProgressScheduling in Progress
Englewood to Oxford•City of SheridanScheduling in ProgressScheduling in Progress
Oxford•City of Sheridan to Littleton•DowntownScheduling in ProgressScheduling in Progress

Speed Restrictions

Light rail speed restrictions are in place for E, H, and R line trains traveling along the Southeast Corridor. The 10 mile-per-hour speed restrictions were implemented on June 4 and will be in place until crews complete the necessary preventative maintenance. As repairs are made to isolated sections of track, speed restrictions will continue to be lifted.

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Light Rail Inspections

RTD conducts regular inspections of its entire light rail system. The intent of inspections is to identify preventive maintenance that may need to be addressed in the near-term or future. This proactive approach allows the agency to ensure all rail assets are in a state of good repair.

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