Northwest Rail Corridor

Wouldn’t it be crazy if there was a light rail line from 30th and Pearl Streets to Denver, Broomfield, Louisville, Gunbarrel and/or Longmont?

That’s precisely the idea behind the Northwest Rail Corridor. Construction should begin in 2012 and should be completed in 2015.

RTD's planned Northwest Rail Corridor

From RTD’s site:

The Northwest Rail Corridor is a 41-mile commuter rail corridor from Denver Union Station to Longmont, passing through North Denver, Adams County, Westminster, Broomfield, Louisville and Boulder. As part of the voter-approved FasTracks program, the Northwest Rail Environmental Evaluation (EE) identified the best way to provide high-quality, reliable transit service to the area while improving travel times and enhancing access to jobs, recreation and entertainment.


RTD was required to assemble an Environmental Evaluation for this project.


Of course, the Northwest Rail Corridor isn’t the only light rail project in the offing — a whole slew of projects are on the slate for the next few years.