Report Offers Plans for Colorado Front Range Passenger Rail
DENVER (AP) — A new report says the first incarnation of a passenger rail service along Colorado’s Front Range could involve two to six daily round trips between Fort Collins and Colorado Springs.
Colorado Public Radio reported the draft report presented to the Front Range Passenger Rail Commission says the service’s initial phase could cost $1.5 billion to $2.5 billion. Trains would travel an average of 45 mph.
A second phase would add service between Colorado Springs and Pueblo and cost $200 million to $300 million. The commission hopes to build a faster, more frequent and costlier line between Trinidad and Cheyenne, Wyoming.