The A Line will turn 1 year old this Saturday, and RTD is celebrating.
On Friday, you can grab donuts, coffee and swag from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. at Union Station or Peoria Station. From 5 a.m. to 7 a.m., goodies will be available at the DIA station of the A Line.
Or you can start your own celebration early with these figures that RTD provided about the A Line.
That’s the number of daily round trips between Denver Union Station and Denver Airport Station.
In 2016, the University of Colorado A Line was on time 87.1 percent of the time. That’s below RTD’s own performance standard of 90 percent.
So far this year, the A Line has been 90.4 percent on time. In the first two weeks of April, on time performance has been 94.4 percent and RTD General Manager Dave Genova was happy about that in the last board meeting.
There have been approximately five million A Line passengers in the first year the line’s operation.
That’s the share of A Line trips that arrived at the Denver Airport Station within 15 minutes of expected arrival time. Personally, I try to give myself about five to ten minutes of wiggle room when I’m going anywhere, but having at least 15 minutes extra minutes for air travel seems about right to me.
May 13 was 2016’s busiest day for the A Line, with 20,500 passengers taking the train to the Colorado Rockies vs. New York Mets. That’s roughly 20 percent above the daily average.
If that’s not enough A Line numbers for you, you can always read our coverage of A Line ridership numbers.