RTD: You don’t have to worry about the R line

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An RTD train crests over a bridge near Evans Avenue. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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An RTD train crests a bridge near Evans Avenue. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Could the soon-to-open R line have the same problems as the A line?

Aurora RTD Project Manager Chuck Culig told the Aurora Sentinel not to worry about it.

“That’s the process we’re going through with this testing, to make sure we don’t have those issues,” Culig told the paper.

Doesn’t quite inspire confidence right? Well, the thing is that the A line is commuter rail and the R line is not. Commuter rail is powered differently and goes faster.

Culig pointed to the W line as an example of a successful hitch-free light rail line.