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Southeast Lightrail Open for Business

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You can read and watch the story here:

KUSA-TV

I hope to take my camera up and ride from the station near I-25/Lincoln Avenue into downtown and back sometime soon, but I probably won't go this weekend because I want to let all of the excitement settle down a little bit.

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That's awesome! It's nice to see a city with a rapid transit plan moving forward. If I recall, I-25 and Dry Creek is just north of the Park Meadows Mall and County Line Road is right at the mall, correct? I know they said the other corridors are priority, but it sure would be nice to see this Southeast Corridor extend all the way down to Castle Rock some day. :thumbsup:

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That's awesome! It's nice to see a city with a rapid transit plan moving forward. If I recall, I-25 and Dry Creek is just north of the Park Meadows Mall and County Line Road is right at the mall, correct? I know they said the other corridors are priority, but it sure would be nice to see this Southeast Corridor extend all the way down to Castle Rock some day. :thumbsup:

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I think the lightrail will probably extend to Castle Rock, but if I remember correctly... Castle Rock residents voted against joining the RTD district, so they aren't paying taxes for it... so I doubt it's a priority.

There's 15 to 20 miles from Lincoln station to Castle Rock and another 40 from Castle Rock to Colorado Springs, so light rail will never run between the two cities. Passenger rail of some sort might some day, there is an organized effort and an impact study is planned soon... but I'd say were decades from that happening.

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Denver has got one of the most ambitious transit plans in the country. It's great to see. I am glad they are not falling for such gimmic as BRT.

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I hope not - it will be the most direct link between Boulder, retail along US 36 & Denver of course. THere is an additional commuter rail line planned along a rail ROW to Boulder & eventually Longmont. The commuter rail plan is the most questionable.

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I think the lightrail will probably extend to Castle Rock, but if I remember correctly... Castle Rock residents voted against joining the RTD district, so they aren't paying taxes for it... so I doubt it's a priority.

There's 15 to 20 miles from Lincoln station to Castle Rock and another 40 from Castle Rock to Colorado Springs, so light rail will never run between the two cities. Passenger rail of some sort might some day, there is an organized effort and an impact study is planned soon... but I'd say were decades from that happening.

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You haven't moved yet RT? LOL

I don't know... I had thought about moving to Castle Rock or Denver's southern suburbs and commuting to my job in Colorado Springs, but it occured to me... if I'm going to bother to go that far, I might as well just move to Denver and find a new job. I get the impression you're not looking to move in to Downtown Denver like I am, but you might as well move closer to the city or into the city if you're going to go as far north as Castle Rock. It's only a little further and offers a much better lifestyle. (In my opinion, of course)

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Does anyone have any photos?

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