Union Station To DIA Train Line Slated To Open April 2016

October 23, 2015
Commuter Rail Car RTD sitting in storage (STAFF)(Nathan Heffel/CPR News)
One of RTD's new commuter rail cars waits in storage. 

The service, set to launch April 22, will be known as the Regional Transportation District University of Colorado A Line. It will be faster than light rail, traveling at up to 79 mph. The estimated travel time for the 23-mile ride is close to 40 minutes.

The Denver Post reports that the $9 fare buys a regional pass that riders can use for multiple trips in a single day.

The $2.2 billion project is being funded by local RTD taxes, a federal grant and money from Denver Transit Partners, which will build, operate and maintain the trains.