DENVER (AP) — Denver is celebrating its new train service between downtown and the airport.
The train — officially called the University of Colorado A line — began running between Union Station and Denver International Airport on Friday filled with dignitaries.READ MORE: 'They Left Her For Dead': 14 Year Old & 18 Year Old Charged With Woman's Murder On Colfax
“It’s great to be mayor when we inaugurate this,” Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said. “For someone who grew up in this city and has been around here from the moment this project was conceived to today — certainly in 2004 when the voters passed it throughout the region — this is a big moment for us. It’s been a long time coming.”
Paying passengers are expected after a ceremony to celebrate the opening.READ MORE: Colorado Bill Mandating Secure Storage Of Guns Passes First Committee
The 23-mile trip takes about 37 minutes and cost $9 each way.
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Riders can take the new train for free on both Friday and Saturday.MORE NEWS: COVID In Colorado: Officials Identify 822 People Infected Twice During Pandemic
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