DENVER — The Regional Transportation District has received the green light to go ahead and open its long-awaited G Line.
The 11.2-mile commuter rail line, which is more than two years overdue, will open on Friday, April 26, General Manager Dave Genova said at a news conference Monday morning.
The opening date announcement came after RTD received its final regulatory approvals last week, Genova said.
To celebrate the grand opening, all rides on the G Line will be free on Friday and rides on all rail lines will be free on Saturday, April 27. Regular service begins on Sunday, April 28.
The G Line begins at Union Station in Denver and has a total of eight stops, ending at Ward Road in Wheat Ridge. The rail line will operate between 4 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. with 15-minute frequency during peak hours and 30-minute frequency during other periods, Genova said.
RTD estimates the G Line will see about 9,000 riders per day when it opens.
The next new rail line to begin service will be the N Line to Thornton, which Genova said is slated for a 2020 opening.