DENVER – Despite all its problems over the past year, the “Train to the Plane” ranked fourth in the U.S. for best transit option among the nation's busiest airports, according to data compiled by MileCards.com.
MileCards.com looked at transit time vs. drive time as well as cost, fare, departures per week and overall convenience.
“This new train is the only U.S. option to earn a perfect 25 points for convenience,” MileCards.com stated. The website credited this convenience due to its direct line to downtown Denver as well as features within the commuter rail (it’s handy luggage storage). “Even better, departing travelers can leave their checked bags right outside the train at a designated bag drop station,” the website adds.
MileCards.com also cites the $9 fare as a big money saver when compared to driving over 30 miles out of the city to get to Denver International Airport.
“If the A line ran more frequently than its current 72 times a day, Denver’s shiny new train would’ve scored significantly higher on our list.”
The University of Colorado A-Line came behind the CTA Blue Line to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, the CTA Orange Line to Chicago Midway International Airport, and the MARTA Red or Orange Line to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
The A-Line ranked 21 among global rankings for best transit service across the world’s busiest airports.
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