Denver Regional Transportation District‘s 23-mile East Corridor commuter rail line, part of Denver’s ambitious FasTracks program, will connect Denver International Airport with Denver Union Station in Downtown Denver. Utility relocations and other preliminary engineering work is currently underway, with hard construction scheduled to begin late 2011/early 2012. The line will begin revenue service in January 2016.

On the East Corridor project’s web page is a neat GoogleEarth flyover of the line, which I thought I would embed here for DenverUrbanism readers. Expand into full-screen mode and sit back and enjoy the 6:36 journey from Union Station to DIA:

East Corridor Animation with Station Data from Two Hundred on Vimeo.

At the end of the video are links to similar flyovers for the Gold Line and the electrified segment of the Northwest corridor. For a refresher on the conceptual plans for the terminal station at Denver International Airport, go here.