Update January 2019: The most recent updates provided by the Regional Transportation District (RTD) to the City of Arvada regarding the G Line are as follows:
- January 5, 2019 Director-elect for RTD District L Shelley Cook Newsletter: Updates and News.
- December 21, 2018 RTD Commuter Rail Update: Quiet Zones. Download RTD Document.
- December 14, 2018 RTD EAGLE Project Oversight Commitment Document. Download RTD Document.
- December 14, 2018 RTD/DTP Crossing Warning Time Action Plan. Download Action Plan (Note: this download is approximately 50 pages)
- November 30, 2018 RTD letter to stakeholders regarding A Line and G Line status. Download RTD's letter.
- November 15, 2018 Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) letter to RTD. Download FRA letter.
- August 2018: RTD's G Line FAQs: Download G Line FAQs.
If you wish to copntact RTD regarding the G Line, RTD offers an electronic comment option at: http://www.rtd-denver.com/g-line.shtml. RTD's customer service line is 303-299-6000.
Train Horns and Quiet Zones
- Federal law requires that the train and its warning devices (horns) be tested per Federal safety guidelines. If these guidelines are not followed, the G Line will not be put into passenger service. The City has no jurisdiction over this and Federal law supersedes the City's noise ordinance.
- The City of Arvada submitted the Notices of Intent to establish Quiet Zones in 2015. There will be no delay on the City's part in establishing the Zones once we are given permission to proceed from RTD and the Public Utilities Commission.
- If you would like to speak with someone about train horns, call RTD's customer service line at 303-299-6000 or leave a comment electronically at http://www.rtd-denver.com/g-line.shtml.
- Information regarding the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) rules regarding testing of train horns can be found at https://railroads.dot.gov/ (search "train horns")
- Never trespass on any train track — it is illegal and dangerous.
- Cross the tracks only at designated crossings, always follow safety signage and obey warning devices like flashing red lights and gate arms.
- Stay alert and look both ways for a train — you may not hear them coming.
- Stay off station platforms until they are open to the public.
For after-hour emergencies, please call 303-299-3911. For additional information, please contact RTD at 303-299-6000 or visit www.rtd-denver.com.
To read RTD's news alert, visit www3.rtd-denver.com/elbert/news. For more information about the G Line, please visit rtd-denver.com/g-line.shtml. To read general messaging regarding Train horns and quiet zones, download the RTD PDF.
G Line Overview
The G Line is part of RTD’s 2004 voter-approved FasTracks plan to expand transit across the Denver metro region Read the 2016 RTD FasTracks Fact Sheet (PDF) and is part of a larger project called the Eagle P3 project which includes the East Corridor transit line to Denver International Airport. The G Line is an 11.2-mile electric commuter rail transit line that will connect Denver Union Station to Wheat Ridge, passing through northwest Denver, Adams County and Arvada. There are eight stations: Denver Union Station, 41st/Fox, Pecos, Federal, Gold Strike, Olde Town Arvada, Arvada Ridge and Ward Road.
For information regardng the status of the G Line opening, please visit rtd-denver.com/g-line.shtml.