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RTD announces April 26 opening date for long-delayed G Line to Wheat Ridge

Posted at 11:22 AM, Apr 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 19:46:35-04

DENVER — The Regional Transportation District has received the green light to go ahead and open its long-awaited G Line.

The 11.2-mile commuter rail line, which is more than two years overdue, will open on Friday, April 26, General Manager Dave Genova said at a news conference Monday morning.

The opening date announcement came after RTD received its final regulatory approvals last week, Genova said.

To celebrate the grand opening, all rides on the G Line will be free on Friday and rides on all rail lines will be free on Saturday, April 27. Regular service begins on Sunday, April 28.

The G Line begins at Union Station in Denver and has a total of eight stops, ending at Ward Road in Wheat Ridge. The rail line will operate between 4 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. with 15-minute frequency during peak hours and 30-minute frequency during other periods, Genova said.

RTD estimates the G Line will see about 9,000 riders per day when it opens.

The next new rail line to begin service will be the N Line to Thornton, which Genova said is slated for a 2020 opening.