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Video: Ride the rails on the University of Colorado A Line

One of the most anticipated rail line openings in Denver history happened April 22. You can take a ride on on the new train and see the trip from an unusual perspective by watching the video below.

The University of Colorado A Line is 23 miles of commuter rail that will make local, domestic and international travel easier than ever. The new line will offer easy, affordable and reliable connections between downtown Denver, Denver International Airport, and the communities along I-70.

University of Colorado A Line commuter rail trains pull into the end-of-line station at Denver International Airport. Photo: DIA

From Union Station to DIA, the ride will take 37 minutes with stops at six stations. Trains will depart every 15 minutes for the majority of the day. Travelers driving to stations along the line will find 4,329 parking spaces at six of the stations. And, it’s only $9 from anywhere in the metro Denver region. Discount fares are available for seniors 65+, students ages 6-19, Medicare recipients and individuals with disabilities.

Stations and parking spaces

  • Union Station (17th & Wynkoop—downtown Denver). Train is at Platform 1
  • 38th & Blake St.—200 parking spaces
  • 40th & Colorado Bvld.—200 parking spaces
  • Central Park (in the community of Stapleton)—1,500 parking spaces
  • Peoria (near I-70)—550 parking spaces
  • 40th Avenue & Airport Blvd•Gateway Park—1,079 parking spaces
  • 61st & Pena Blvd.—800 private parking spaces with fees not like RTD Park-n-Rides
  • Denver International Airport—parking at multiple lots, pricing determined by DIA

Public-private partnership made it possible

The University of Colorado A Line is part of the RTD FasTracks Eagle P3 project, the nation’s first full public-private partnership for transit. Local RTD taxes combined with a $1.03 billion federal grant and $450 million from Denver Transit Partners, the 34-year concessionaire that will build, operate and maintain the trains, make up the $2.3 billion project.

See more information about the University of Colorado A Line.