DENVER - Tuesday marked the midpoint for the Denver International Airport's transit project.
The City of Denver and DIA showed off the progress they've made, and gave an idea what it will look like when rail lines begin to bring in passengers every day.
The East Rail Line that will end up at the airport will begin its trip at Union Station, downtown. There's construction there now, but when it's finished, trains will head out on a 30 to 35 minute ride to DIA.
Along the way, there are five RTD stations. The RTD stops are in the process of being built along Interstate 70.
When the train gets to DIA, it will arrive at a south end entrance. When complete, it will welcome passengers before they enter into the main terminal of the airport.
"It's pretty spectacular being down here and seeing it from this perspective as opposed to driving by," Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said. "It's been a tremendous amount of progress."
"This is commuter rail. It's a bigger car. It goes faster and covers longer distances in a shorter amount of time," Kevin Flynn with RTD said. "It's more appropriate for an airport line."
Officials estimate the new rail lines to begin functioning by the first part of 2016.
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