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|Owner||Regional Transportation District|
|Locale||Denver metropolitan area|
|Operator(s)||Regional Transportation District|
|Opened||April 5, 2002|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8+1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge|
|Electrification||Overhead line, 750 V DC|
Service on the C Line is currently suspended due to reduced service levels on RTD, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The line was added to the system on April 5, 2002, to coincide with the opening of the Central Platte Valley Spur. Initially, C trains operated seven days a week, but ran to Littleton–Mineral station only during peak hours and sporting events. At all other times, C service operated to I-25/Broadway.
On May 3, 2003, C trains began operating to Littleton–Mineral station at all times.
With the opening of the Southeast Corridor on November 17, 2006, weekend C service was discontinued except for certain sporting events, with the new E line operating seven days per week.
On January 11, 2009, the midday service pattern between Union Station and I-25/Broadway was resumed and evening service discontinued.
Midday weekday service was discontinued on January 19, 2012 and was reinstated on August 17, 2014 over the entire route.
The C Line's northern terminus was at Union Station in Denver, ran on a railroad right-of-way south to its junction with the D Line at 10th & Osage Station, and shared track with the D Line until both lines reach their southern terminus at Mineral Avenue in Littleton.
In addition, the C Line provided access to the sports venues of Denver – Coors Field, Pepsi Center, and Broncos Stadium at Mile High – Six Flags Elitch Gardens, and LoDo, as well as access to the western portion of the Auraria Campus.
|A||Union Station||Denver||April 5, 2002|| |
|Ball Arena–Elitch Gardens|
|Empower Field at Mile High|
|10th & Osage||October 8, 1994|
Park and ride: 240 spaces
|I-25 & Broadway|| |
Park and ride: 1,248 spaces
|B||Evans||July 14, 2000|| |
Park and ride: 99 spaces
Park and ride: 910 spaces
|Oxford–City of Sheridan||Sheridan|
Park and ride: 361 spaces
Park and ride: 1,227 spaces
The 2004 voter approved FasTracks plan will add 2.5 mi (4.02 km) to the Southwest Corridor (C Line and D Line). It will also add a station with 1,000 parking spots at C-470 and Lucent Boulevard in Highlands Ranch. There may also be a station at C-470 and Santa Fe Boulevard.
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- "Fastracks – Southwest Corridor". Regional Transportation District. Retrieved April 11, 2010.