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Denver's RTD to open G Line this month
The 11-mile, eight-station electric commuter-rail line will connect passengers from the western-most station to Union Station in downtown Denver in 25 minutes, according to an RTD press release.
The two-car trains on the G Line will include 91 seats in each car, two ADA-compliant seating areas, luggage racks, overhead carry-on storage areas, and space for skis and bikes.
Ridership on the route has been forecast at 9,000 passenger trips per day during the first year, and at 12,900 daily trips in 2035.
The project is part of RTD’s 2004 voter-approved FasTracks program to expand transit across the Denver metro region.
The G Line, which will be operated by Denver Transit Partners, will open with quiet zones in place along the entire line.
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