Auraria West station

Auraria West station is an RTD light rail station in Denver, Colorado, United States. Operating as part of the C, E and W Lines, the station opened on April 5, 2002, and is operated by the Regional Transportation District.[4][5] It primarily serves the adjacent Auraria academic campus, home to Metropolitan State University of Denver, the Community College of Denver, and the University of Colorado Denver.

Auraria West
RTD light rail station
Auraria West Campus RTD Light Rail Station.JPG
The Auraria West RTD Light Rail station in 2011.
Location1250 Fifth Street
Denver, Colorado
Coordinates39°44′29″N 105°00′38″W / 39.741367°N 105.010693°W / 39.741367; -105.010693Coordinates: 39°44′29″N 105°00′38″W / 39.741367°N 105.010693°W / 39.741367; -105.010693
Owned byRegional Transportation District
  C Line
  E Line
  W Line
Platforms2 side platforms, 1 island platform
ConnectionsRTD buses
Structure typeAt-Grade
Bicycle facilitiesNone
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zoneA[1]
OpenedApril 5, 2002
ClosedJuly 23, 2011
RebuiltOctober 31, 2011
20148,094 (avg. weekday)[2]
Rank8 out of 44[3]
Preceding station RTD Following station
Empower Field at Mile High C Line 10th & Osage
E Line 10th & Osage
W Line Decatur–Federal

FasTracks and station relocationEdit

The original Auraria West Campus station closed on July 23, 2011. The new relocated Auraria West station opened on October 31, 2011 near Fifth and Walnut on a north-south alignment near the Consolidated Main Line (CML) tracks. The relocated station is the diverging point for the FasTracks W Line to Lakewood and Golden.[6]


  1. ^ RTD Station Info
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-03-20. Retrieved 2015-06-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-03-20. Retrieved 2015-06-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Proctor, Cathy (March 22, 2002). "New light rail will provide a critical link". Denver Business Journal.
  5. ^ "RTD: Central Platte Valley Light Rail Line" (PDF). Regional Transportation District. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 15, 2011. Retrieved September 26, 2010.
  6. ^ "Downtown Denver light-rail stops to close for improvements" (PDF). Regional Transportation District. Retrieved July 29, 2011.