CONTRIBUTED BY RTD
The Regional Transportation District (RTD) and the City of Lone Tree this weekend will celebrate the extension of the E, F and R Lines, bringing light rail service 2.3 miles farther into Lone Tree with the addition of three new stations.
Festivities will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, May 17, with a grand opening ceremony at RidgeGate Parkway Station. The public can enjoy free rides on the E, F and R Extension, between Sky Ridge and RidgeGate Parkway stations, after the grand opening ceremony through 2:30 p.m. Friday. During this time frame, bus shuttle service will be available between Lincoln and Sky Ridge stations. Free rides will be offered on the entire RTD rail system on Saturday, May 18.
The community is invited to celebrate the opening with events and station parties on Saturday, May 18, at Sky Ridge and RidgeGate Parkway stations:
Sky Ridge Station (9941 Trainstation Circle, Lone Tree) – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Station sensation: a street festival to include dancers, music, art, games, performances, food trucks and fun!
10 a.m. – art dedication at the plaza of “Willow” sculpture by Curtis Pittman and windscreen series “All is Well Under the Trees” by Sandra Fettingis (artwork located at all three E, F and R Extension stations)
RidgeGate Parkway Station (South Havana Street and RidgeGate Parkway, east of I-25, Lone Tree) – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Enjoy fun giveaways, food and music, and ask ambassadors all your RTD-related questions.
11 a.m. – art dedication at the plaza of “End of Line” by Erik Carlson and Erica Carpenter
The E, F and R Extension is an important connector for communities to the north to business centers and future development in the Lone Tree area. Commuters from the south will gain improved access to the Denver Tech Center, downtown Denver, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center and the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center.
RTD will begin collecting fares on the E, F and R Extension on Sunday, May 19, which is also the date when the May service change takes effect across the RTD system. For more information about the E, F and R Extension – including fares, stations and parking – visit RTD’s website. Follow RTD on Twitter for the latest details about news, projects and events.
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