Residents Flock to Get Glimpse of Amazing Trains

A-lineThe long anticipated opening of the University of Colorado A-Line happened last Saturday, and Stapleton residents came by the hundreds to get a chance to view and even ride the train. “It was truly amazing,” said resident Jeremy Meyers. “It went so fast. I don’t know how these things work, but boy was it incredible.” Excited onlooker Autumn Schmit was also impressed by the technological wonder. “It was just really, really cool,” said Schmit. “All these people would get off, and then all of these people would get on. It takes you right to downtown, or the airport, and all these other places we will probably never go. But pretty darn neat.”

Trains, which have been around for about 175 years, have gone through many changes and upgrades since their inception in the late 19th century. Light rails, or commuter trains have been around since the 1970’s, hoping to provide reliable transportation to millions of people in crowded cities, and ease traffic in urban areas. The light rail has been in Denver for over a decade and a half now, but many residents still had never got a glimpse of one. “I had heard about them, but had never actually saw one,” said resident Colleen Baird. “And you know, without ever seeing one, it is pretty hard to believe. That’s why I brought the family today. I wanted to let them see the amazing things we have in this world. Like trains.”

Residents look forward to the many advantages the University of Colorado A Line will provide. “It definitely eliminates most of my excuses for not leaving Stapleton,” said Steve Turner. “We will definitely do a little more in the city. At least that’s how I’m looking at it now. Come to think of it, Stanley Marketplace will still be a lot closer.”

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