Counting down the days to the Grand Opening

R Line

R Line: Opening February 24, 2017

RTD’s newest light rail line, the R Line, brings light rail service through the heart of Aurora. The 10.5 miles of new light rail connects the existing track at Nine Mile Station up I-225 to the Peoria Station on the University of Colorado A Line. The new R Line provides easy connections to the University of Colorado A Line and the H Line, making it easier than ever to get to the airport, the Denver Tech Center or downtown Denver.


How much does it cost?

All trips on the R Line are local fare ($2.60). If your trip involves a transfer to another rail line, fares could be regional fare ($4.50) or airport fare ($9.00) depending on your destination. Discount fares apply for those who are eligible.

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Stations and Parking

The R Line will travel between Peoria Station and Lincoln Station, providing service to 16 stations in total. Eight stations are new with four new Park-n-Rides. Parking fees may apply. Click here to learn more about RTD’s parking policy.

R Line route map

H Line Extension

The H Line service will be extended from Nine Mile Station to Florida Station with the opening of the R Line. This extension adds a walk up station and a new Park-n-Ride for H Line riders. The H Line allows for convenient connections to downtown Denver.

H Line extension schedule

About the H Line Extension

  • H Line Service: 15 minutes
  • Connections: Easy access to downtown Denver or DTC
  • New H Line Stations: Iliff Station and Florida Station (also part of R Line)
  • Park-n-Ride: 600 new parking spots (Iliff Station parking managed by City of Aurora). Parking fees apply.

R Line online media kit

Celebrate the Grand Opening of the R Line


Grand Opening Ceremony

10:00 a.m.
Iliff Station Parking Garage (top level)

You’re invited to the grand opening ceremony! Join RTD and other special guests to commemorate the opening of the R Line! Service will begin running directly after the ceremony. Take the route 131 or park for free at the station (on this day only).

Free rides and fun on the R Line

Be the first to ride the R Line! Hop on the R Line at any of the 16 stations following the grand opening ceremony.

Free rides on the R Line!
11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Hop off to join in the fun at the following stations:
Aurora Metro Center Station
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Carnival games, refreshments, and RTD booths.

Iliff Station

Fun activities, hot chocolate and information.

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