Light rail users now must use shuttle buses to and from the Mineral and downtown Littleton Park-N-Ride locations because of the Jan. 16 freight train …
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Light rail users now must use shuttle buses to and from the
Mineral and downtown Littleton Park-N-Ride locations because of the
Jan. 16 freight train derailment.
The derailment just south of the downtown Littleton station
damaged the light rail tracks so RTD immediately set up the
shuttle-bus system to take light rail riders to the Englewood
station, where they can board the train.
The shuttle buses do stop at the Oxford station but trains are
not picking up passengers or letting them off at that location.
Scott Reed, RTD public affairs officer, said the district has 10
buses in use during the morning and evening rush hours. That number
drops to seven during the day and three will be used after evening
rush hour until the final trains run about 2:30 a.m. He said Jan.
19 that the bus-train connections will probably be in place for at
least a week to 10 days.
In a related announcement, Reed said most of the passenger
parking spots at the downtown Littleton Light Rail Station will be
closed until the trains are running regular schedules again.
He said most of the track damage was just south of the Littleton
station so the parking lot is being used to store the equipment and
materials needed to make the track repairs.
Train derailment closed Southwest Light Rail Line south of
RTD runs shuttle back and forth to Englewood Station.
Seven to 10 days needed to get light rail back in full
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