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Date: 09/21/22 17:44
Denver RTD R Line Derailment 21 Sept 2022
Author: cozephyr

Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) R Line suffered a derailment on a tight curve at E. Exposition Ave. and S. Sable Blvd., Aurora, Colorado.  Incident happened at 3:45 PM, Wednesday, 21 September 2022.  Three passengers taken to an Aurora hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Denver RTD 316 (Totally off the rails onto the highway) and 286 light rail cars involved.  Denver RTD investigating incident.  Highway intersection expected be closed for 15 to 24 hours.

Denver RTD’s R Line brings light rail service from Denver through the heart of Aurora to Lone Tree. The 10.5 miles of light rail connects the existing track at Nine Mile Station up I-225 to the Peoria Station on the University of Colorado A Line. The R Line opened on February 24, 2017. The entire 22-mile R Line provides easy connections to the University of Colorado A Line and the H Line, making it easier than ever to get to the airport, the Denver Tech Center or downtown Denver.




Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/22/22 05:13 by cozephyr.








Date: 09/21/22 21:03
Re: Denver RTD R Line Derailment 21 Sept 2022
Author: MattW

It looks like half the train flung itself through the intersection!



Date: 09/21/22 21:36
Re: Denver RTD R Line Derailment 21 Sept 2022
Author: PHall

What caused all the damage to 316? Because the other car looks undamaged.



Date: 09/22/22 03:38
Re: Denver RTD R Line Derailment 21 Sept 2022
Author: joemvcnj

Is that repairable ? 



Date: 09/22/22 04:54
Re: Denver RTD R Line Derailment 21 Sept 2022
Author: GP25

Unless there was something mechanic wrong with the equipment.
I think the operator took that turn way too fast.

I'm surprised the first car didn't completely come off the tracks

Update. I found this link

Denver RTD R Line Derailment

Jerry Martin
Los Angeles, CA
Central Coast Railroad Festival



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/22/22 05:00 by GP25.



Date: 09/22/22 06:12
Re: Denver RTD R Line Derailment 21 Sept 2022
Author: dan

i think the sponsorship calling it the CU A line is over, so now just the A line



Date: 09/26/22 07:28
Re: Denver RTD R Line Derailment 21 Sept 2022
Author: wictl

>
> I'm surprised the first car didn't completely come
> off the tracks
>
> Update. I found this link
>
> Denver RTD R Line Derailment

The one car still on the rails is actually the third car in the train.  There has been several videos that captured the derailment, the second one at that curve since 2017.  It appears speed was a factor but do not know it there was my mechanical issues with the 315


Darin Umlauft
A WC, SOO and GBW fan in Slinger, WI
 



Date: 09/26/22 21:16
Re: Denver RTD R Line Derailment 21 Sept 2022
Author: Electroliner

After seeing the video, no question in my mind the driver took the curve way too fast.  There should be some kind of technology that would prevent such human errors.  I'm surprised the front pair of cars didn't flip over on their sides.



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