Quick trip to Denver to ride their system and take 6 back to Chicago

Discussion in 'Travelogues / Trip Reports' started by Steve4031, May 18, 2019.

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  1. May 20, 2019 #26

    Willbridge

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    I spent 5½ hours making a circle trip on the RTD rail system -- made some stops and took in the new Southeast 2.3 mile extension -- around the time that you were arriving in Chicago. It was a quiet afternoon due to the weather forecasts and no major afternoon Sunday bread and circus events. Come back again (and testing is getting started on the N-Line, so there'll be more to see, including the longest rail bridge in Colorado).

    With more time there's the option of riding CHI > RAT > DEN and seeing more of the Front Range and Raton Pass.
     
  2. May 20, 2019 #27

    como

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    Willbridge, you made a great observation. Before Denver Union Station was redeveloped the check-in was done at a desk inside the station. The redevelopment of the station and the relocation of the seating area seems to have made inside check-in difficult. Your comment on real estate development is spot on. The amount of housing and retail space stuffed next to the Union Station tracks is amazing. What people pay for that housing is also amazing.
     

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