Maintenance on University of Colorado A Line continues through January, 2017
Posted on 11.04.16
All work will be done between 11:30 p.m. and 4:15 a.m.
Crews are performing long-term preventative maintenance and adjustments on the OCS wires. Between the University of Colorado A Line and the B line, there is more than 50 miles of track. Adjustments have been completed on approximately 70 percent of the track. This has dramatically reduced the likelihood of power related service delays and we have already measured a substantial decrease in wear on the wires and the train pantographs, improving to the overall sustainability of the system.
These nightly work windows are also being used to perform software upgrades and to make improvements to the tracks themselves.
During those times, passengers should expect minor delays and allow extra travel time to arrive at their destinations. Passengers might also be asked to board a bus shuttle in some instances.
Crews will be making adjustments and conducting inspections to ensure a smoother and more reliable commute.
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*Please note that work schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather and other factors.
Update Jan 30, 2017:
RTD and its contractor, Denver Transit Partners, continue to coordinate with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to resolve crossing timing issues along the University of Colorado A Line.
These crossing timing issues will affect the future of all commuter rail travel, including travel on the B Line and testing on the G Line. All entities are working hard to get approval to start testing again on the G Line.
Dave Genova, RTD General Manager and CEO, and his team met with officials on Jan. 23 in Washington, D.C. to update them on progress and discuss current challenges with the crossings. The waiver the FRA has granted RTD expires on Feb. 4.
Stay tuned for an update on the visit with the FRA.