Passenger and freight trains are being rerouted from Colorado through Wyoming after a series of rockslides west of the Moffat Tunnel buried railroad tracks for nearly two miles, including one rockslide that was 10 feet deep.
Colorado is joining the effort to preserve the current route of Amtrak’s Southwest Chief.
It’s a project that’s been in the works for years and finally the first phase of the renovation to Union Station as a transportation hub for the Denver metro area is being revealed.
The Union Station redevelopment in Denver is being watched by transportation developers around the nation and around the world for its contemporary design and emphasis on commuter-friendly transit.
Train trips may take longer, but they are more affordable than flying and they offer unique glimpses of America’s vast countryside.
New Mexico plans to study whether to help pay part of the cost of keeping Amtrak’s Southwest Chief on its current route.
Amtrak service returned to Denver’s Union Station at the end of February, but it will soon be much more than just a transportation hub. Organizers announced Thursday that the station will have eight new restaurants and stores opening in July.
Amtrak service has returned to Union Station and developers hope the site will eventually be a transportation hub for the entire region.
Friday was moving day for Amtrak as the passenger railway resumed operations in Denver’s Union Station.
Amtrak’s California Zephyr is resuming service to Denver Union Station after a three-year absence and a nearly $500 million renovation of the historic Denver rail hub.