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The H Line, part of the light rail system operated by the Regional Transportation District in the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area in Colorado, was added to the system on November 17, 2006, with the completion 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.

H Line
2481. H Line at 16th & Stout.png
At 16th & Stout
Overview
TypeLight rail
SystemRegional Transportation District
StatusOperational
LocaleDenver-Aurora Metropolitan Area
Termini18th & California/18th & Stout
Florida
Stations16
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  Line
 D  &  F  Lines
18th & Stout | 18th & California
16th & Stout | 16th & California
Theater District Convention Ctr
Colfax at Auraria
 C  &  E  Lines
10th & Osage
Alameda
I-25 & Broadway
Fare Zone Boundary
 C  &  D  Lines
Louisiana & Pearl
University of Denver
Colorado
Yale
Southmoor
Fare Zone Boundary
 E ,  F , &  R  Lines
Dayton
Nine Mile
Iliff
Florida
 R  Line

The line was extended to reach Florida station on February 24, 2017 along with the opening of the R line.[1]

According to a map in the RTD's service plan for the corridor, the H Line's color is blue.[2]

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RouteEdit

The H Line's northern terminus is at 18th and California in downtown Denver. It shares track with the D Line until it reaches I-25 & Broadway station, then follows the Southeast Corridor to a junction past Southmoor Station, and follows the I-225 branch of the system to Southeast terminus at Florida station in Aurora.[3]

StationsEdit

Name Opening Year Interchange Municipality park-n-Ride?
H Line (18th & California/18th & Stout – Nine Mile)
18th & California (northbound) and
18th & Stout (southbound)
1994  D ,  F  &  L  Lines Denver No
16th & California (northbound) and
16th & Stout (southbound)
1994  D ,  F  &  L  Lines
FREE MallRide (16th St)
Denver No
Theatre District–Convention Center 2004  D  &  F  Lines Denver No
Colfax at Auraria 1994  D  &  F  Lines Denver No
10th & Osage 1994  C ,  D ,  E , &  F  Lines Denver No
Alameda 1994  C ,  D ,  E , &  F  Lines Denver No
I-25 & Broadway 1994  C ,  D ,  E , &  F  Lines Denver Yes
Fare Zone Boundary
Louisiana–Pearl 2006  E  &  F  Lines Denver No
University of Denver 2006  E  &  F  Lines Denver Yes
Colorado 2006  E  &  F  Lines Denver Yes
Yale 2006  E  &  F  Lines Denver Yes
Southmoor 2006  E  &  F  Lines Denver Yes
Fare Zone Boundary
Dayton 2006  R  Line Aurora Yes
Nine Mile 2006  R  Line Aurora Yes
Iliff 2017  R  Line Aurora Yes
Florida 2017  R  Line Aurora None

FasTracksEdit

The 2004 voter-approved FasTracks initiative extended the H Line approximately 3.5 mi (5.63 km) to the north along Interstate 225 with stops at Iliff Avenue and Florida Avenue. Work began in 2012, and the two station extension was combined with I-225 corridor light-rail line in 2013. Construction was long expected to be completed in 2016,[4] however opening was delayed until February 24, 2017.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "RTD". www.rtd-denver.com. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
  2. ^ "RTD". www.rtd-denver.com. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
  3. ^ "RTD - Light Rail System Map". Regional Transportation District. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  4. ^ "FasTracks - I-225 Corridor Background". Regional Transportation District. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
  5. ^ Paul, Jesse (November 18, 2016). "RTD will not open G-Line or R-Line before end of year as planned". The Denver Post. Retrieved November 20, 2016.

External linksEdit

Route map:

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