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Denver RTD delays N Line open date
The Regional Transportation District of Denver (RTD) earlier this week announced it will postpone the opening date of the N Line, a 18.5-mile commuter-rail line between Denver and Thorton, Colorado, until May or August of 2020.
The previous opening date for the N Line was projected in first-quarter 2020.
RTD General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Dave Genova told RTD's board on Sept. 24 that the opening date must be delayed in order for the project to meet a number of milestones, including advanced testing of grade crossings, implementation of positive train control, and turning over the project from contractor Regional Rail Partners (RRP) to RTD, agency officials said in a press release.
RTD staff will develop a detailed list steps that have to be taken prior to setting an opening date.
The electrified commuter line is part of FasTracks, RTD’s 2004 voter-approved, multibillion-dollar transit expansion plan for the metro Denver region.
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