I-25 & Broadway station

I-25 & Broadway station is a three-platform RTD light rail station in Denver, Colorado, United States. Operating as part of the C, D, E, F and H Lines, the station was opened on October 8, 1994, and is operated by the Regional Transportation District.[4][5] As the name implies, the station is located at the interchange between Interstate 25 and Broadway in south-central Denver.[6] It is the major transfer point for commuters traveling from Littleton and Englewood on the Southwest Line to the Denver Technological Center on the Southeast Lines.[6]

I-25 & Broadway
TheRide light rail station
I-25 & Broadway Station 04.jpg
Trains at the I-25 & Broadway station
Location901 South Broadway
Denver, Colorado
Coordinates39°42′06″N 104°59′24″W / 39.701698°N 104.990072°W / 39.701698; -104.990072Coordinates: 39°42′06″N 104°59′24″W / 39.701698°N 104.990072°W / 39.701698; -104.990072
Owned byRegional Transportation District
Line(s)
  C Line
  D Line
  E Line
  F Line
  H Line
Platforms1 side platform, 2 island platforms
Tracks3
ConnectionsTheRide buses
Construction
Structure typeAt-Grade
Parking1,248 spaces[1]
Bicycle facilities38 racks, 30 lockers[1]
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zoneA
History
OpenedOctober 8, 1994
Passengers
201415,165 (avg. weekday)[2]Increase 12.8%
Rank2 out of 44[3]
Services
Preceding station RTD Following station
Alameda C Line Evans
Alameda D Line
Alameda E Line Louisiana–Pearl
Alameda F Line
H Line Louisiana–Pearl
toward Florida

When the system was first opened in 1994, I-25 & Broadway was the southern terminus for the Central Line, at that time built in the lone corridor in the system.[5] Since then, three new corridors have been constructed. I-25 & Broadway Station is becoming a focal point of a new transit-oriented development on the site of the old Gates Rubber Company factory, just south, east and west of the station.

Service of linesEdit

An examination of the public timetables shows that this station is the site of "European style" timed transfer connections during peak periods between southbound C (orange) and H (blue) Line and northbound D (green) Line trains, and after midnight between southbound D and E (purple) Line and miscellaneous northbound trains.

Tracks in this station are laid out in a wye. Trains originating at the yard south of Evans Station and bound for the Southeast Lines bypass I-25 & Broadway platforms, but operate in service from Evans Station. Trains returning to the yard do not operate in service. I-25 & Broadway is the southernmost transfer station for all lines leading north toward the 10th & Osage station.[6]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Light Rail System Map - Station information - I-25 & Broadway". Regional Transportation District. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  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. ^ Roberts, Jeffrey A. (October 9, 1994). "100,000 give light rail a heavy workout". The Denver Post. p. C1.
  5. ^ a b "RTD: Central Corridor Light Rail Line" (PDF). Regional Transportation District. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 15, 2011. Retrieved September 27, 2010.
  6. ^ a b c "Light rail system map". Regional Transportation District. Retrieved September 26, 2010.