Light rail station closures planned in Lone Tree

Lincoln and County Line locations will not operate for nine days

Staff report
Posted 3/8/18

The RTD Lincoln and County Line light rail stations will be closed from 9 p.m. March 16 through 3 a.m. March 26 to allow the connection of the new 2.3-mile extension of the E, F and R lines south of …

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Light rail station closures planned in Lone Tree

Lincoln and County Line locations will not operate for nine days

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The RTD Lincoln and County Line light rail stations will be closed from 9 p.m. March 16 through 3 a.m. March 26 to allow the connection of the new 2.3-mile extension of the E, F and R lines south of Lincoln Station.

To lessen potential effects on ridership, the Regional Transportation District chose dates that coincide with spring break for the Auraria Campus and the Douglas County School District. Service will resume at both stations before the Colorado Rockies' home opener in April.

Limited shuttle service will be available between Lincoln and Dry Creek stations, and riders are encouraged to use stations north of County Line, or seek alternate means of transportation. Extra parking spaces will be available north of Dry Creek, as well as the Park-n-Ride for the Arapahoe at Village Center Station.

The construction, known as a cutover, includes removing existing track and rail, overhead catenary system poles and wires, conduit and other utilities. They will then reconstruct the infrastructure from the ground up, creating a completely reconfigured working track.

The Southeast Rail Extension project is part of RTD's FasTracks plan, which will extend the Southeast Rail Line from Lincoln Station to RidgeGate Station. The line is scheduled to open for service in 2019.

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