Public transportation is essential to creating connecting neighborhoods. As the cornerstone in the Corridor of Opportunity, Globeville and Elyria-Swansea are in a unique location that will be home to several light rail stations via the East, North and Gold Rail Lines. The rail lines will not only enhance the community’s connection to other parts of the city but it will transport Denverites and tourists to and from Denver Union Station, Denver International Airport, National Western Stock Show and Arvada with connecting transportation options at Denver Union Station. These plans are part of the Eagle P3 Projects approved by the voters in November 2004.
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The purpose of this project is to connect the south side of 48th Avenue between Brighton Blvd. and Claude Ct. (York) with sidewalk. This sidewalk connection will enhance pedestrian access to the future National Western Center light Rail station. Construction elements will include tree lawn and curb and gutter, drainage elements, water quality, and street lighting.
Construction will begin in 2018.
Roadway of 35th Street from Wazee Street to Arkins Court to improve connectivity to the 38th & Blake RTD station. Improvements include new paving, sidewalks, storm drain and water quality features.
Design is currently in progress.
The University of Colorado A Line is a 22.8 mile electric commuter rail transit line that runs between Denver Union Station and Denver International Airport. The rail line will connect these two very important areas while serving adjacent employment centers, neighborhoods and development areas. Globeville will be home to one of six stations at 38th and Blake St. Swansea will also have one stop at 40th & Colorado. Construction is being finalized and the A Line will be opening in April.
Overall, the Gold Rail Line is an 11.2-mile electric commuter rail transit corridor that connects downtown Denver to Wheat Ridge, passing through northwest Denver, Adams County and Arvada. With seven stations, Globeville’s station will be located at 41st Ave. and Fox St. The Gold Rail Line is in full construction and is scheduled to open to the public in 2016.
The North Metro Rail Line is an 18.5-mile long commuter rail line that will run from Denver Union Station through Commerce City, Thornton and Northglenn to Highway 7 in North Adams County. Its first stop will be located at the National Western Center then moving north. The N Line is expected to be open in 2018.