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Further service disruptions announced as RTD conducts track repairs on light rail line

DENVER – The Regional Transportation District (RTD) will continue to make track repairs to sections of the Southeast Corridor Light Rail Line that have impacted service along the corridor for months.

RTD announced Saturday that the E and R lines on that route will be temporarily closed between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. starting Sunday next week. Shuttle buses will be provided during the upcoming maintenance.

The repairs will address maintenance issues that have resulted in reduced train speeds and service disruptions on the E and R lines south of Southmoor station for at least two months.

“The service has reached a point where it is unusable,” said Richard Bamber, co-founder of Greater Denver Transit.

Bamber told Denver7 that the group wants to advocate for the countless passengers affected by service disruptions.

Passengers and Greater Denver Transit aren’t the only ones asking RTD for more information. Colorado’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) requested all Southeast Line track inspection reports since January 2024.

Repairs to about two miles of southbound tracks between Orchard and Arapahoe at the Village Center stations were completed this week, and speed limits along that section of the corridor have now been lifted, RTD said in a news release Saturday.

Below are the light rail lines and the times at which service will be affected:

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights (June 30, July 1, 2 and 4)

· After approximately 11 p.m., there will be no E-Line service between the Southmoor and RidgeGate Parkway stations or northbound from the Southmoor station.

· RTD offers bus shuttle service between Southmoor and RidgeGate Parkway stations until the end of the operating day.

· There will be no northbound shuttle service between Southmoor Station and Denver Union Station

· The last full-service northbound train from RidgeGate Parkway Station to Denver Union Station will depart at approximately 10:30 p.m.

· The last southbound train from Southmoor Station to RidgeGate Parkway Station departs at 10:29 p.m.


· Starting at approximately 11 p.m., southbound R-Line service will no longer be offered between Dayton and Lincoln stations.

· The last southbound train from Dayton Station to Lincoln Station is scheduled to depart at 10:30 p.m.

· The last fully serviced northbound train from Lincoln Station departs at 11:04 p.m.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings (1, 2, 3 and 5 July)


· Northbound E service from RidgeGate Parkway Station to Denver Union Station begins at 5:33 a.m.

· The 4:55 a.m. train from Denver Union Station only goes to Southmoor Station.

· Full southbound service from Denver Union Station to RidgeGate Parkway Station begins at 5:55 a.m.

· During this time, no shuttle buses will be available. Customers are requested to NextRide App to explore existing bus routes that operate in the area


· Northbound service from Lincoln Station to Peoria Station begins at 5:32 a.m.

· There will be no bus shuttle service available to replace the 5:05am departure.

· The first southbound train from Peoria Station to Lincoln Station is scheduled to depart at 5:25 a.m.

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