FasTracks Progress: Central Park Station

Back in February, we checked in on the 38th and Blake station along the RTD’s soon-to-open A-line traveling between Denver Union Station and Denver International Airport. Today, we are going to visit another station in anticipation of the new commuter line opening in 18 days!

All of the stations, with the exception of Denver Union Station and Denver International Airport, more or less follow the same design and format: At grade crossings at each end of the station, dark green slanted glass shelters, and raised platforms for level boarding on the trains.

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Backing up a little bit, here is the whole station from Smith Road and Ulster Street.


We have mentioned several times that full speed, regular schedule tests are underway. So, I decided to wait for a train. Trek on shiny new Sliverliner V, trek on!

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Eighteen days until the grand opening! I can’t believe it’s almost here!

By | 2016-12-27T17:37:42+00:00 April 4, 2016|Categories: Infrastructure, Transit, Urban Design|Tags: , |6 Comments


  1. Matt April 4, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Do you know how many cars each A-line train will consist of?

    • mckillio April 4, 2016 at 3:13 pm

      Just two.

      • brian April 5, 2016 at 10:47 am

        Are the stations long enough to add capacity in the future should the need arise?

      • Nash April 5, 2016 at 8:41 pm

        The promo videos show four-car trains. Are these false advertising?

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  3. Josh April 6, 2016 at 7:49 am

    All of the station platforms can fit up to four commuter rail cars (two married pairs) on opening day. In the future, the train platforms can be retrofitted to fix up to eight commuter rail cars (four married pairs).

    The exception to this is at Union Station and the Denver Airport Station where the platforms are already built for eight car consists.

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