“Central Rail Line and Central Rail Line Extension is the L Line
The 5.3-mile Central Rail Line opened in 1994 and is Denver’s first rail line between I-25 & Broadway and the 30th & Downing stations.
The L Line will replace the D Line between the 18th & Stout Station and the 30th & Downing Station, and run on existing track acting as a “loop” around downtown. This change is part of RTD’s 2004 voter-approved FasTracks plan to expand transit across the Denver metro area.
Additionally, the future L Line Extension would connect the existing downtown rail service to the University of Colorado A Line from the 30th & Downing Station to the 38th & Blake Station.
As part of the January 2018 service changes, the operation of the D Line will be separated into two lines – the D Line and the L Line.
The Welton Street segment will operate as the L Line, as proposed in the Central Rail Extension Mobility Study, and will replace the D Line.
The L Line will operate between the 18th & Stout Station and the 30th & Downing Station, with all trains turning at 14th Street.
The changes will provide better service on the two different segments, including reliability of service along Welton Street, especially in the northbound direction.
Proposed service frequency:
Weekday: every 15 minutes 5:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
every 30 minutes 8:00 p.m. to midnight
Weekend: every 15 minutes 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
every 30 minutes 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., 8:00 p.m. to midnight”
view RTD webpage on L Line
view PDF of RTD L Line webpage 17 January 2018.
source: RTD website 17 January 2018.