RTD is opening the R Line near the end of February

The R Line isn’t running any new exciting train technology, and so there are no delays anticipated for its Feb. 24 opening.

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If RTD were to pick a Rolling Stones song to cover at karaoke night, it should be “You can’t always get what you want.”

Sure, you won’t get the G Line until everything is finished with the A Line and the B Line. And RTD has only promised to have the A Line done in 2017, with no further specifications.

But the R Line isn’t running any new exciting train technology, and so there are no delays anticipated for its Feb. 24 opening. (Cue someone from RTD passionately singing “You get what you nee-eed.”)

Actually, I can envision the utility of this line for myself. I think I’m more likely to have to go to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus or the new Veterans Administration Hospital than to Wheat Ridge.

And you can get to Anschutz, the new hospital, and more via the R Line, which connects to Union Station and the A Line. Here’s the map:

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The R Line map. (RTD)

If you are a frequent light rail rider, you may notice the new H Line stop down at the bottom of the map.

Personally, I think that calls for another post in which Ashley tells you how to eat and drink your way across the light rail. I always hear that Aurora has really good food.

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