Denver resumes testing of RTD G Line commuter rail trains

From the beginning of this month, the Regional Transportation District (RTD) and its contractor, Denver Transit Partners (DTP), have restarted tests of commuter rail trains along the forthcoming G Line between Union Station and Wheat Ridge, passing through Northwest Denver, Adams County and Arvada. Testing will take place during the first two weeks of January. While more testing is possible after that point, the bulk of the work is to be completed during this time frame.
“This is an exciting step as we move closer toward opening the G Line and providing the public with the service they have been so patient in awaiting. We continue to work closely in this process with all necessary authorities,” said RTD CEO and General Manager Dave Genova.
An opening date for the G Line has not yet been announced, as such a determination requires completion of testing and approval of crossing-gate technology by both local and federal agencies. Concerning the grade crossings, the Federal Railroad Administration approved their design in September. A three-day hearing on the matter has been scheduled with the CPUC for 12 March and could take place as soon as 15 February.

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