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Old December 9th, 2007, 02:10 AM   #21
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Each station has a ramp for wheelchair passengers similar to the one in the following photo:

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Old December 9th, 2007, 11:07 PM   #22
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Nice system! Lucky to have a transit system that expands services rather than take services away.
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Old December 10th, 2007, 07:03 PM   #23
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Very nice system !

I really would like to see some light rails on Rio downtown.
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Old September 4th, 2010, 03:05 AM   #24
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DENVER | Public Transport

Current Light Rail Map



Current Facts

System size: 39mi
Usage >
Light Rail : 63,100
Bus : 212,100
Stations : 36



2025 Map




Planned Union Station Expansion





2020 Projections

System size >
Light Rail : 77mi
Commuter Rail : 82mi
BRT : 18mi


Usage >
Light Rail : 142,000
Commuter Rail : 58,000
BRT & Bus : 300,800

Stations

Light Rail : 56
Commuter Rail : 21
BRT : 7






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Old September 4th, 2010, 04:31 AM   #25
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I never understood why agencies would decide to build BRT as an extension of an existing LRT line, but whatever.

Nexis, do you think you can do Chicago next? There hasn't been a thread for their system that has stuck, which I think is a shame.
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Old September 4th, 2010, 04:50 AM   #26
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West Line Corridor under construction


RTD simulation showing what the East Corridor electric powered commuter train would look like near DIA.
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Old September 5th, 2010, 06:17 PM   #27
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Nice thread!

Electric Commuter Rail to the Airport. Here in Toronto, we are building a freaking diesel commuter line usind refurbished RDC's. What a joke.
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Old September 7th, 2010, 05:04 AM   #28
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Old September 8th, 2010, 01:20 PM   #29
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Denver International Airport Terminal Expansion Rendering with Train Station underneath.
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Old September 8th, 2010, 10:38 PM   #30
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The union station expansion look very impressive, the trams remind me of Calgary's C-Trains.
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Old September 11th, 2010, 08:47 PM   #31
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I hope the airport link is the first part to be completed so you can get downtown.
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Old September 12th, 2010, 06:21 AM   #32
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The union station expansion look very impressive, the trams remind me of Calgary's C-Trains.
Yeah, right on the nail there. Denver's LRV fleet consists of Siemens SD-100 and SD 160 LRV's (Identical body, different types of motor.), while Calgary also operates the SD-160 as well.
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Old September 14th, 2010, 05:41 AM   #33
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How realistic is the CR plan? The Union Station renovation? I dont see it as being too likely.
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Old September 14th, 2010, 06:55 AM   #34
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How realistic is the CR plan? The Union Station renovation? I dont see it as being too likely.
Union Station is UC and the East and North CR are too , along with 2 LRT corridors.
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Old September 14th, 2010, 09:35 AM   #35
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How realistic is the CR plan? The Union Station renovation? I dont see it as being too likely.
It's already (partly) funded, with certain parts of the plan (West LRT) already under construction.
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Old September 15th, 2010, 01:27 AM   #36
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RTD simulation showing what the East Corridor electric powered commuter train would look like near DIA.
Have they settled on rail stock yet? Would be awesome if they could use something resembling the Hong Kong Railway's trainsets:

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Old September 15th, 2010, 04:35 AM   #37
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Are they seriously trying to build a CR thats electrified? Awesome. hopefully Amtrak can take advantage of that somehow, maybe high speed rail between Denver..and somewhere?
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Are they seriously trying to build a CR thats electrified? Awesome. hopefully Amtrak can take advantage of that somehow, maybe high speed rail between Denver..and somewhere?
According to RTD's website they have indicated that the commuter rail is to be going to be electrified.

As for high speed rail well given Denver's location (with Salt Lake City being 533 miles away) inner city high speed rail does not seem to be a realistic possibility due to Denver's isolation.

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How realistic is the CR plan? The Union Station renovation? I dont see it as being too likely.
Like FDW already said FasTracks is already funded with voter support with federal appropriations, private contributions, and a region-wide sales tax increase that went into place in 2005. That being said they did go over budget so the entire completion of the project may be delayed and full buildout may not take place until 2042 unless voters increase the current sales tax.

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Old September 16th, 2010, 02:33 AM   #39
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