Southwest Rail Extension

Facts & figures

Southwest Rail Extension facts

  • Length (miles): 2.5
  • Vehicle Type: Light Rail
  • Stations: 1
  • Parking: 1,000 planned spaces
  • Frequency of Service: 5min (peak) / 10 min (off-peak)

Southwest Rail Extension at a glance

  • The Southwest Rail Extension is part of RTD’s 2004 voter-approved FasTracks plan to expand transit across the Denver metro region.
  • The project will extend the Southwest Light Rail Line 2.5 miles from Mineral Station to Lucent Boulevard in Highlands Ranch.
  • The line’s new end-of-line station, C-470•Lucent, will include another 1,000 parking spaces.
  • Project design and construction will begin when funding is available.

Project overview

  • 2008: Environmental planning and basic engineering began.
  • 2008-2010: Environmental Evaluation (EE) conducted, including an analysis of alternative alignments and station locations; potential impacts; and recommendations to minimize and mitigate impacts.
  • 2010: Final EE issued; 30 percent of basic engineering completed.
  • 2013—Present: RTD continues to work with stakeholders to secure funding and determine how to complete the extension sooner rather than later.

Southwest Rail Extension map

FasTracks Southwest Rail Extension Map

Updated March 2018