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    Commuter Rail Service Comes to Westminster July 25

    7/3/2016
    Fact sheet provides all the information commuters need to know
     
    Westminster Station will go into service on July 25, 2016.  See all the facts commuters need to know (and more) to ride the train:

    July 25 - RTD will host a grand opening ceremony/ribbon cutting on Monday, July 25, at 10 a.m. followed by a family-focused event at the station from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. including free rides on the B Line all day.

    July 30 - A party to celebrate the new station will take place on Saturday, July 30, from 6-10 p.m. at the Westminster Station. The celebration will include a free concert, food, vendors, 25 cent carnival games, 5 cent candy, face painting, beer garden, fireworks and free train rides on all RTD lines all day!
    Directions to the Westminster Station
    Map of parking for Station Party
    View RTD's Fact Sheet about the B Line.

    Where will the rail station be located? 
    The Westminster Station will be located at approximately 69th Avenue (future Westminster Station Drive) and Grove Street in South Westminster. 

    When is the rail station at Westminster Station due to open? 
    The station will open on July 25, 2016.

    What type of rail vehicle will be used on this line?
    The B Line will be an electric, heavy rail vehicle with a passenger capacity of 170, with 91 seated passengers. Trains are expected to comprise two cars, although additional capacity could be added for special events.

    Where will the train travel to?
    The train will travel between Denver Union Station and south Westminster. The station will be an end-of-the-line station until additional funding for future phases of the FasTracks Northwest Rail to Boulder and Longmont is identified. 

    How long will it take to travel between Westminster Station and Denver Union Station and how much will it cost?
    The travel time between Westminster Station and Denver Union Station is expected to be approximately 11 minutes, nonstop. Travel on the B Line will be a local fare—$2.60 or $1.30 discounted. Passengers using multiple RTD routes can also purchase a $9 day pass that can be used on any RTD service within a 24 hour period. View a map and get information on train fares.

    How often will trains run from Westminster Station?
    The B Line will operate from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.  Monday-Friday the train will run every 30 minutes during peak hours (6-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m.) and every 60 minutes during non-peak hours. Weekends and holidays the train will run every hour. View the complete schedule.

    Station Platform
    The Westminster Station platform will be located on the south side of the railroad tracks. A dramatic, arched shade structure will provide a one-of-a-kind iconic feature for the station. A viewing platform will look out into the future park, creek and lake. A 165-foot pedestrian bridge will span Little Dry Creek connecting the Adams County neighborhood directly to the station platform and the future development on the north side of the railroad.

    North Plaza
    Westminster Station will be the centerpiece of the South Westminster revitalization area, accentuated by a magnificent architectural canopy design and amphitheater-style plaza landscape on the north side of the station. 
     
    Streets
    A new roadway, Westminster Station Drive, will be constructed to allow access to the station and plaza area. This new corridor will connect Irving Street and Federal Boulevard. In the future, this 1,400-foot street will include multi-modal traffic lanes and 6-foot sidewalks that will be in construction as the area develops. Until then, the street will feature two vehicular driving lanes with a traffic signal at the Westminster Station Drive and Federal Boulevard intersection. The city is working with landscape and lighting designers to incorporate a consistent atmosphere along Westminster Station Drive with the rest of the area. Commuters will have easy access to the station, parking garage and all the shops this exciting area will offer. A new street, Creekside Drive, will be built along the southern edge of the future park and open space area to provide access to the area and the train station boarding platform. 
     
    Parking
    The city is building a parking garage, with partial funding by the Regional Transit District (RTD), on the corner of Hooker Street and the future Westminster Station Drive.  The three-story garage will have a capacity of more than 600 spaces with the ability to expand to nearly 1,200 spaces. Commuters will have a short walk to the station platform and the future shopping area. 
     
    Open Space/Park
    A future 40-acre park and open space area along Little Dry Creek will be built south of the railroad tracks between Federal Boulevard and Lowell Boulevard. The project is currently focusing predominately on drainage improvements and includes a massive earth-moving effort to sculpt the area into a natural looking and attractive environment while eliminating flooding of nearby homes. Read complete details about future plans for a park/open space area

    Development around the Westminster Station
    The area around the future Westminster Station consists of 135-acres bound by Federal Boulevard and Lowell Boulevard, 72nd Avenue and approximately 68th Avenue. The vision for this area is a vibrant, mixed-use district, which includes a 40-acre community park with ample recreation and open space amenities. Read more details on plans for development around the station or get information on development opportunities.
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