RTD To Resurface N Line TracksWritten by Kyra Senese, Managing Editor
RTD will soon begin a program to resurface commuter rail track along the N Line from Union Station to Eastlake-124th Station in Thornton.
The planned work will begin on April 16 and last for approximately one month, from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Sunday through Friday, with possible work on Friday and Saturday nights, a release said.
Running multiple trains across the lines during the service day inevitably results in shifting and settling of the ballast, RTD said. The agency includes regular resurfacing as part of its overall maintenance program to protect trains, tracks, and commuters.
“In addition to smoothing out any bumps along the alignment, the planned preventive track maintenance is an important way to extend the life of RTD’s rail system,” RTD said.
The resurfacing program will pass through several areas with homes nearby. While the machines will be loud at times, the work should only take two days in each location. Resurfacing work will take place outside of service hours or when customers are not present, RTD said.
The work is expected to be complete in mid-May, weather permitting.