FasTracks Progress: RTD’s A-Line is Officially Open!

After six years of construction, our rail connection from Downtown Denver to Denver International Airport is finally here! The A-Line will be one of Denver’s greatest transit assets as it provides a quick, reliable, and simple connection to Downtown Denver for travelers and visitors from all around the world. Congratulations RTD, Denver Transit Partners, and all of the other teams that put their hard work into this line!


The A-Line will be free until 9pm today, and will have 15 minute headways.

By | 2017-01-07T04:05:23+00:00 April 22, 2016|Categories: Events & Meetings, Parks & Public Spaces, Pedestrians, Transit|Tags: , |5 Comments


  1. Ryan April 22, 2016 at 10:07 am

    This is huge!

    I appreciate you using “A-line” to reference the route instead of the incredibly ill-conceived, sponsored full name, “University of Colorado A Line”. I couldn’t have dreamed up a better way to confuse travelers.

  2. Dan B April 22, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    I can’t wait to ride the A Train tomorrow! Not only we finally have a train to the airport as most cosmopolitan centers, but the train line has also sparked significant economic development and infrastructure. This is very evident in RINO where the pedestrian bridges will connect both sides of the neighborhood and significant sidewalks and other pedestrian/bike infrastructure is also being developed in addition to the private investment in the area

  3. ohwilleke April 22, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    The Denver system is well on its way to being one of the most extensive in the nation and honestly world class.

    By 2019, we will have more miles of rail than Chicago, Los Angeles or Toronto, and by year end we will be just a mile of track short of Dallas. Other cities we will surpass by year end in 2016 include:

    Cairo 84.4
    Portland 67.35
    Boston 64.0
    Santiago Chile 64.0
    San Diego 53.5
    Atlanta 50.3
    Baltimore 48.5
    Salt Lake City 46.8
    Sao Paulo (Brazil) 46.1
    Saint Louis 46.0
    Montreal 43.0
    Sacramento 42.9
    Vancouver 42.6
    San Jose 42.2
    Calgary 37.2
    Trenton-Camden 34.0
    Cleveland 32.3
    Pittsburg 26.2
    Phoenix 26.0
    Miami 24.2
    Seattle 24.2
    Houston 22.7
    New Orleans 22.3
    Oceanside 22.0
    Monterrey (Mexico) 20.0
    Minneapolis 21.8

  4. Check your math April 22, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    This is really really great, but the person saying by 2019 Denver will have more miles than rail than Chicago, LA, or Toronto needs to check his/her math, because it’s not even close.

    Chicago has 103 miles of el and 578 miles of commuter rail for 681 total.

    LA has 17 miles of subway, 82 of light rail, and 388 of commuter rail for 487 total.

    Toronto has 42 miles of subway, 51 of streetcar, and 281 of commuter rail for 374 total.

  5. Keith April 25, 2016 at 6:47 am

    Who cares how many miles of rail Chicago, LA, or Toronto have? This is Denver! The Chicago transplants really get on my last nerve with their constant talk about their city! If it’s so great why are you here? Feel free to move back to your dirty, ugly, crime infested city and leave our beautiful state alone!

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