RTD’s N Line opens for service at noon on Monday, Sept. 21


The Regional Transportation District (RTD) will open its newest rail service, the N Line to Thornton, on Monday, Sept. 21. Due to limitations related to COVID-19, the grand-opening ceremony will be livestreamed to the public at 10 a.m. on the N Line webpage, rtd-denver.com/fastracks/n-line

Free rides during first week, discounted fares for six months 

In celebration and to provide an opportunity for the community to try out the line, RTD will offer free rides on the N Line starting at noon on Sept. 21 through Sept. 27. As part of a promotional fare pilot program, RTD will offer a Local fare ($3 one way) for travel on the entire N Line from Sept. 28 through March 27, 2021. If the trip includes transferring to additional zones on bus or rail, a higher fare may apply. Discount fares are also available for qualified riders. Visit the Fares page for more information. 


Safety first 

We ask our riders to be our partners in safety. Remember to wear a mask when riding RTD services and waiting at the stations. To help maintain social distancing, we continue to limit capacity to 15 passengers on standard buses, 20 on larger buses and 30 on rail cars. Customers should maintain awareness of train movement while on platforms and near tracks, obey crossing signals and gates, and never try to beat a train. 


Free parking for 90 days 

RTD parking management fees will not be applied at stations along the line until after 90 days of posting notices. The posting date for stations has not yet been determined. 


Connectivity with rail, bus service 

The COVID-19 pandemic has compelled RTD to revisit bus and rail service throughout the district, including North Metro transit. N Line trains will run on a 30-minute frequency for the entire service day. Buses will continue to run on a Saturday schedule. 

For additional information regarding the N Line, including safety, fares and how to ride commuter rail, visit RTD’s home page, N Line page and social media platforms.