North Metro Rail Line

North Metro Rail Line

The North Metro Rail Line is an 18.5-mile long commuter rail line that will run from Denver Union Station through Commerce City, Thornton, and Northglenn to 162nd Avenue in North Adams County. Due to delays, the North Metro Rail Line is now expected to open in 2019/2020.


Project Milestones

  • September 2013: RTD receives four proposals from design/construction contractors
  • November 26, 2013: RTD Board of Directors approves Regional Rail Partners (RRP) contract for design and construction from Denver Union Station (DUS) to 124th Ave. with option to complete the project to 162nd Ave. as funds become available
  • December 13, 2013: Contract with RRP was signed and Notice to Proceed (NTP) was issued
  • March 21, 2014: Ground breaking at Eastlake Station. Project started


Where are the Proposed Stops?

The North Metro Rail Line will begin at Denver Union Station, making its first stop at the National Western Stock Show. The Line continues on through Commerce City with a stop at 72nd Avenue. From there it moves into Thornton, with stations at 88th and 104th, then through Northglenn with a station at 112th. The Line goes back into Thornton for the 124th Avenue Station at Eastlake. The future Line will include stations at 144th and will end at SH 7/162nd Avenue as funding becomes available.


Learn more about the North Metro Rail Line. (*Information courtesy of RTD FasTracks.)