Lone Tree, CO

RTD announces months-long service disruptions on E, H and R lines

Heather Willard

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Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / March 28, 2023

(Lone Tree, Colo.) The Regional Transportation District will begin rail maintenance projects for the E, H, and R lines that will impact service to Douglas and Arapahoe counties starting on April 2.

The E and R lines connect Lone Tree’s Lincoln Station to Union Station and the A line, respectively. The H line connects the R Line’s midpoint to the downtown Theatre District and 19th Street.

The maintenance projects are designed to repair sections of the light rail system along the E, H and R lines between the I-25 and Broadway Station in Denver and Lincoln Station in Lone Tree. Light rail schedules will be periodically adjusted as the work progresses from April through October.

An RTD contractor will begin repainting surfaces on Sunday, April 2, at the Louisiana and Pearl Station — one stop south of I-25 and Broadway. There will be no service on the E and H lines overnight Sunday through Thursday, 11 p.m.- 5 a.m., from April 2 through May 11 to allow crews to shut off power and paint near the overhead electrical wires.

RTD is planning to start its coping panel project on April 3. Crews will repair the caps of the retaining walls running along the Southeast Rail Line south of Broadway to Lincoln Station next to I-25. This is expected to cause significant service disruptions through fall 2023.

The improvements to the coping panels will be done in nine blocks. Crews will begin at Lincoln Station and proceed north. There are four blocks scheduled at this time, to last through June 2. Similar work will happen again for the south side of the rail alignment in 2024.

Finding a Route

RTD’s service disruptions webpage will show the adapted rail schedules. Customers can also sign up for Service Alerts.

For additional route and schedule information, call RTD Customer Care at 303-299-6000.

Public transportation in Douglas County is limited, but Lone Tree offers a free shuttle service providing on-demand rides to individuals over 18-years old. The rides must be within Lone Tree city limits.

RTD also offers bus routes that stretch into Highlands Ranch near Chatfield State Park and Lone Tree’s Lincoln Station. Bus route P also provides rides from The Pinery and Parker into Denver.

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