Denver’s C and F Light Rail Routes Closed Permanently

The Regional Transportation District in Denver suspended two light rail lines at the onset of Covid-19 in March 2020. The routes have now been permanently discontinued.

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December 18, 2022, 9:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

A light rail trail leaves a station with a field of grass under the blue sky in the background.

The inaugural trip of RTD’s E, F, and R light rail extension leaves Ridge Gate station in May 2019. | KelseyBailey / Shutterstock

“The Regional Transportation District is ending any hope for a return of regular service on the C and F light-rail lines next month after suspending them during the pandemic in early 2020,” reports Jon Murray for the Denver Post in an article that requires an email to access without a subscription.

“The elimination of the lines, which were consolidated with other lines on RTD’s southwest and southeast rail corridors, was recommended by the System Optimization Plan adopted by the transit agency’s board last summer. The plan prioritizes service restorations and route changes as RTD ridership and funding recover from the pandemic,” adds Murray.

The abandonment of those lines requires some riders to transfer to the E-Line or D-Line south of Downtown Denver.

Additional coverage of the RTD’s decision to stop running trains on the C and F light rail lines is available from Alexander Kirk for 9 News.

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