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. The North Metro Rail Line is now expected to open the first 13 miles to 124th Avenue on September 21, 2020 which will include seven stations and six new Park-n-Rides.

Project Next-Steps (as of July, 2020)

The N-Line project team is expanding testing of grade crossing warning times to include weekends. Testing will take place from 7 am – 6 pm every day. Quiet Zones will not be in place at this time but are expected to be in place for the opening of the line on 9-21-20.

Ongoing construction activities include: 

  • Installation of station signage, guard/hand railing, shelters, and furnishings
  • Completion of station landscape beds/plantings and irrigation systems 
  • Revegetation of disturbed/non-irrigated areas throughout the corridor
  • general cleanup and completion of punch list work

Station artwork wraps have been installed at all stations for the N-Line and standalone art pieces are expected to be installed later this year. 

Where are the stops?

Normally, trains will run every 20 minutes during morning/evening rush hours (4 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.). During COVID scheduling and during all other times, the line will operate Monday through Friday, with trains every 30 minutes. The total time from Union Station to the end of the line at Eastlake-124th Avenue Station is expected to be 29 minutes.



Learn More about the North Metro Rail Line

(Information courtesy of RTD FasTracks)

RTD FASTER Grant Update

RTD has been awarded a $1,435,500 FASTER (Funding Advancements for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery act) from CDOT to purchase rail and rail-related items.  RTD is finalizing a procurement package they will present to CDOT for their review prior to advertising for these items.