E Line (RTD)
The E Line is a light rail line which is part of the rail system operated by the Regional Transportation District in the Denver metropolitan area in Colorado. The line was added to the system on November 17, 2006, with the completion of the Southeast Corridor as part of the T-REX Project. It is one of four routes that are part of the RTD's service plan for the corridor. Although it operates seven days per week, the E line does not operate during midday hours on weekdays as of January 11, 2009.
E Line at 10th & Osage by a Union Pacific rail yard
|Owner||Regional Transportation District|
|Locale||Denver metropolitan area|
|System||Regional Transportation District|
|Operator(s)||Regional Transportation District|
|Opened||November 17, 2006|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)|
|Electrification||Overhead lines, 750 V DC|
According to a map in the RTD's current service plan for the corridor, the E Line's color is purple, also referred to as 'plum'.
The E Line's northern terminus is at Union Station in downtown Denver. It shares track with the C Line from Union Station to I-25 & Broadway, then diverges by a level junction onto a flyover, and then parallels Interstate 25 from there to Lincoln Avenue in Lone Tree. On May 17, 2019, it was extended south by 2.3 miles (3.7 km) to RidgeGate Parkway station in Lone Tree.
|E Line (Union Station – RidgeGate Parkway)|
FREE MallRide (16th St)
|Pepsi Center–Elitch Gardens||2002||& Lines||Denver||No|
|Empower Field at Mile High||2002||& Lines||Denver||No|
|Auraria West||2002||& Lines||Denver||No|
|10th & Osage||1994||, , , & Lines||Denver||No|
|Alameda||1994||, , , & Lines||Denver||Yes|
|I-25 & Broadway||1994||, , , & Lines||Denver||Yes|
|Fare Zone Boundary|
|University of Denver||2006||& Lines||Denver||Yes|
|Fare Zone Boundary|
|Orchard||2006||& Lines||Greenwood Village||Yes|
|Arapahoe at Village Center||2006||& Lines||Greenwood Village||Yes|
|Dry Creek||2006||& Lines||Centennial||Yes|
|County Line||2006||& Lines||Lone Tree||Yes|
|Lincoln||2006||& Lines||Lone Tree||Yes|
|Sky Ridge||2019||& Lines||Lone Tree||No|
|Lone Tree City Center||2019||& Lines||Lone Tree||No|
|RidgeGate Parkway||2019||& Lines||Lone Tree||Yes|
The 2004 voter-approved FasTracks initiative included the Southeast Corridor extension for the E and F Line, which extended the lines by 2.3 mi (3.70 km) to southern Lone Tree. The extension cost $223 million to construct and was opened on May 17, 2019. It included three new stations, Sky Ridge, Lone Tree City Center, and RidgeGate Parkway, the latter with a 2,000-stall parking facility.
- "RTD - Light Rail System Map". Regional Transportation District. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
- Rubino, Joe (May 15, 2019). "RTD's newest line in southeast Denver metro will power development for years to come". The Denver Post. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
- Aguilar, John (January 25, 2019). "Light-rail extension into Lone Tree set to start passenger service May 19". The Denver Post. Retrieved May 17, 2019.