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Old July 26th, 2016, 07:32 AM   #61
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Any reason the B Line skips the two G Line stations along the way?

Will the B Line make those stops when the G Line opens?
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Old July 26th, 2016, 05:01 PM   #62
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Half-hourly at peak, hourly off-peak.
OMG! Really? That's a very poor service! It's great the line is opened and there is a fast way to get into the downtown, but please, 30/60min frequency? Who will wait so long? Why the public transportation all across the USA is been made so 'poor'? It should start right away with the frequency that fits more customers - lets say 15mins. - to give the citizens an alternative, a real one, this here is a cripple of a line. Lets just hope it will increase the number of trains in the near future.
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Old July 26th, 2016, 05:08 PM   #63
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30/60min frequency? Who will wait so long?
There's a published schedule. This is not a metro line.
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Old July 26th, 2016, 07:58 PM   #64
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Old August 16th, 2016, 02:08 AM   #65
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Wheat Ridge planning to turn its lone light rail stop into a slice of urban living in the suburbs

WHEAT RIDGE — When you get only one rail station in FasTracks’ 122-mile transit system, you had better make the most of it[...]
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Old August 17th, 2016, 01:35 AM   #66
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OMG! Really? That's a very poor service! It's great the line is opened and there is a fast way to get into the downtown, but please, 30/60min frequency? Who will wait so long? Why the public transportation all across the USA is been made so 'poor'? It should start right away with the frequency that fits more customers - lets say 15mins. - to give the citizens an alternative, a real one, this here is a cripple of a line. Lets just hope it will increase the number of trains in the near future.
30/60 min frequency is acceptable for regional rail. You don't wait that long, you'll have the schedule in mind of your local station.

The thing is the potential of the line B as it is now appears to be limited anyway. It will increase once at least the other 2 stations are operational but the full potential will be only realized when this line is going till Boulder. Then an improvement of the frequency should be seriously considered however. 15 min would sound fine to me, unless of course an even better one would be considered feasible.
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Old October 31st, 2016, 06:36 PM   #67
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Denver's commuter-rail system will shut down 2016.11.05 unless crossing-gate issues are fixed by then or the feds grant another extension. The system does not have fully functioning crossings, and manned flaggers are used at each crossing for now.

http://www.denverpost.com/2016/10/28...line-shutdown/
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Old October 31st, 2016, 11:18 PM   #68
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Not nice, that they need to shut down a new rail system. I hope, they can find a solution. Why the crossings are not good? They could´nt see the problem before the opening of the line?
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Old October 31st, 2016, 11:33 PM   #69
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Well, dont get me wrong, but this kind of 'issues' is nationwide.
One of the densest railway countries have a major problem with crossings.
And the solution is really easy: on most used lines you build bridges/tunnels.
But even if it takes years to do so... you still can do it effective - look at Japan.
They have crossings even on the railways with huge traffic and it's not a problem there.
The barriers shut the road for 30 seconds then the train passes, openes for another minute and closes again for the next train. It's really not 'real' problem. It seems just to be one in States. Again - don't get me wrong... but some things in states become problems while they are not in other countries.
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If the rail line is equiped with a modern controll system, it is also easy to have automatically controlled crossings. There are also many automatic crossings in Europe. I have never seen manned flaggers on crossings on normal rail lines. That is only for museum railway ´s.
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Ive never heard of such a thing , isn't that a requirement to open a new line?
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I probably should have quoted the actual extent of the problem instead of leaving it to speculation in the thread:

http://www.denverpost.com/2016/10/28...line-shutdown/

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While regulators at the Federal Railroad Administration haven’t specifically threatened to suspend service on the A-Line over crossing gates that aren’t operating correctly, the agency told The Denver Post in a statement Friday that RTD must “develop a plan that demonstrates to FRA it has a path forward toward a solution to resolve the timing issues at the crossings.”

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RTD’s crossing problems, in which gates close too early and stay down too long because of a software glitch, have required that the agency operate under a waiver from the Federal Railroad Administration since the A-Line opened in April and the B-Line opened in July. The issue threatens to push back the debut of the G-Line to Arvada and Wheat Ridge from its current fall 2016 opening date.
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Old November 3rd, 2016, 05:35 PM   #73
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Not nice, that they need to shut down a new rail system. I hope, they can find a solution. Why the crossings are not good? They could´nt see the problem before the opening of the line?
The feds have now given the transit agency a 90-day extension, so the shutdown won't happen this weekend.

https://content.govdelivery.com/acco...?reqfrom=share
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Old November 21st, 2016, 12:40 AM   #74
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"RTD will not open G-Line or R-Line before end of year as planned"

http://www.denverpost.com/2016/11/18...e-end-of-year/
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Any reason the B Line skips the two G Line stations along the way?

Will the B Line make those stops when the G Line opens?
What has now been proposed is that every single B train will make stops at the two stations that are currently being skipped (41st/Fox and Pecos Junction) beginning 2017.05.21. The express trip from Westminster to Union Station, which currently takes 11 minutes, will take 15 minutes once the B train transitions to local service.

What's left unclear to me is the following:

Once the G train begins service, will B train continue to make stops at 41st/Fox and Pecos Junction? Given that the RTD has written on its website with respect to bus #8: "It is proposed to reroute service to serve the new 41st & Fox Station to allow connections with the B Line and future G Line service" and with respect to bus #19: "It is proposed to reroute service to serve the new Pecos Junction Station to allow connections with the B Line and future G Line service" it is likely both B and G will stop there long-term.

Also, beginning 2017.05.21, the last outbound train from Union Station will leave at 11:09pm. Currently the last outbound train leaves 10:21pm.

The G will not open any time soon, and certainly not before 2017.05.21.

http://www.rtd-denver.com/servicechanges-may2017.shtml
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What has now been proposed is that every single B train will make stops at the two stations that are currently being skipped (41st/Fox and Pecos Junction) beginning 2017.05.21. The express trip from Westminster to Union Station, which currently takes 11 minutes, will take 15 minutes once the B train transitions to local service.
Those two stations will not open this weekend as previously planned. Opening date is unclear.

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/05/1...d-westminster/
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G train might not open until 2018 due to faulty crossing gates.

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/08/02...ine-extension/
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How can every other system in the country figure out there gates but Denver?
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"RTD’s A, B and G lines remain in limbo after state regulators reject commuter rail safety plan"

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/09/27...l-safety-plan/
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