Denver Inaugurates Rail Service Linking Downtown to Airport
Rail service between Denver International Airport and the city’s historic Union Station in downtown Denver began Friday.
The new 23-mile (37-kilometer) electric commuter rail, known as the University of Colorado A Line (the university is a paid sponsor), runs every 15 minutes. The trip from downtown to the airport takes roughly 40 minutes and costs $9.
The new line was inaugurated with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the airport on Friday and rides will be free both on Friday and Saturday.
The airport plans a celebration on Saturday at the open air plaza located between the airport and the Westin hotel adjacent to the main terminal and will host parties in conjunction with community groups at the eight stations along the rail line.
Union Station reopened in 2014 after a 12-year renovation project that added a new terminal for light rail and Amtrak trains, as well as a 22-bay underground bus station.
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