By Jennifer McRae

DENVER (CBS4)– RTD is celebrating the 5th anniversary of the A Line. The commuter rail line has had more than 30 million riders and has traveled close to 18 million miles.

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The University of Colorado A Line opened on April 22, 2016. The 23-mile line connects Union Station to Denver International Airport with 8 stops in between. August 2019 saw the highest ridership to date.

Union Station in Denver

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More than 744,000 customers used the A Line that month, which is about 24,000 a day. Average on-time performance for the A Line in 2020 and so far in 2021 has been at 98%.

Jennifer McRae