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The F Line, part of the light rail system operated by the Regional Transportation District in the Denver metropolitan area in Colorado, was added to the system on November 17, 2006, as part of the Southeast Corridor project (the "T-Rex Project"). It is one of four routes that are part of the RTD's service plan for the corridor. It operates Monday through Friday and does not run on weekends.

F Line
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F Line at 16th & California
Overview
TypeLight rail
SystemRegional Transportation District
StatusOperational
LocaleDenver metropolitan area
Termini18th & California/18th & Stout
RidgeGate Parkway
Stations21
Operation
OpenedNovember 17, 2006
OwnerRegional Transportation District
Operator(s)Regional Transportation District
Technical
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
ElectrificationOverhead lines, 750 V DC
Route diagram

 L 
 D  H 
18th & California/18th & Stout
16th & California/16th & Stout
Theatre District–Convention Center
Colfax at Auraria
 C  E 
10th & Osage
Alameda
I-25 & Broadway
Fare Zone Boundary
 C  D 
Louisiana–Pearl
University of Denver
Colorado
Yale
Southmoor
Fare Zone Boundary
 H  R 
Belleview
Orchard
Arapahoe at Village Center
Dry Creek
County Line
Lincoln  E  R 
Sky Ridge
Lone Tree City Center
RidgeGate Parkway

According to a map in the RTD's service plan for the corridor, the F Line's color is red.

RouteEdit

The F Line's northern terminus is at 18th Street in downtown Denver. It shares track with the D Line from 18th Street to I-25 & Broadway, then runs along the Southeast Corridor to Lone Tree.[1]

StationsEdit

Name Opening Year Interchange Municipality Parking
F Line (18th & California and 18th & Stout – RidgeGate Parkway)
18th & California (northbound) and
18th & Stout (southbound)
1994  D ,  H  &  L  Lines Denver No
16th & California (northbound) and
16th & Stout (southbound)
1994  D ,  H  &  L  Lines
FREE MallRide (16th St)
Denver No
Theatre District–Convention Center 2004  D  &  H  Lines Denver No
Colfax at Auraria 1994  D  &  H  Lines Denver No
10th & Osage 1994  C ,  D ,  E , &  H  Lines Denver No
Alameda 1994  C ,  D ,  E , &  H  Lines Denver Yes
I-25 & Broadway 1994  C ,  D ,  E , &  H  Lines Denver Yes
Fare Zone Boundary
Louisiana–Pearl 2006  E  &  H  Lines Denver No
University of Denver 2006  E  &  H  Lines Denver Yes
Colorado 2006  E  &  H  Lines Denver Yes
Yale 2006  E  &  H  Lines Denver Yes
Southmoor 2006  E  &  H  Lines Denver Yes
Fare Zone Boundary
Belleview 2006  E  &  R  Lines Denver Yes
Orchard 2006  E  &  R  Lines Greenwood Village Yes
Arapahoe at Village Center 2006  E  &  R  Lines Greenwood Village Yes
Dry Creek 2006  E  &  R  Lines Centennial Yes
County Line 2006  E  &  R  Lines Lone Tree Yes
Lincoln 2006  E  &  R  Lines Lone Tree Yes
Sky Ridge 2019  E  &  R  Lines Lone Tree No
Lone Tree City Center 2019  E  &  R  Lines Lone Tree No
RidgeGate Parkway 2019  E  &  R  Lines Lone Tree Yes

FasTracksEdit

The 2004 voter-approved FasTracks initiative included the Southeast Corridor extension for the E and F Line, which extended the lines by 2.3 mi (3.70 km) to southern Lone Tree. The extension cost $223 million to construct and was opened on May 17, 2019.[2] It included three new stations, Sky Ridge, Lone Tree City Center, and RidgeGate Parkway, the latter with a 2,000-stall parking facility.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "RTD - Light Rail System Map". Regional Transportation District. Archived from the original on June 10, 2014. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  2. ^ Rubino, Joe (May 15, 2019). "RTD's newest line in southeast Denver metro will power development for years to come". The Denver Post. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
  3. ^ Aguilar, John (January 25, 2019). "Light-rail extension into Lone Tree set to start passenger service May 19". The Denver Post. Retrieved May 17, 2019.

External linksEdit

Route map:

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