Northwest Rail Corridor Mainline at Taxi 3
RTD FasTracks, Denver, Colorado
The Northwest Rail Corridor is one of several proposed transit corridors in the Denver Regional Transportation District's (RTD) FasTracks program that have been evaluated as Environmental Evaluations (EE). Most of the corridors originate in downtown Denver's Union Terminal (DUT) and radiate out to the suburbs. POITRA Visual has provided several types of services on nearly all of these corridors at some point in their long histories.*
The 41-mile Northwest Rail Corridor takes advantage of abandoned or little used heavy rail corridors running from DUT north to serve the towns of Broomfield, Louisville and Longmont. Because of interaction with commercial freight rail, a heavy commuter rail concept was proposed. Only Electric Multiple Units (EMU) and were evaluated as Diesel Multiple Units (DMU) were eliminated as an alternative earlier in the study.
The proposed Northwest Rail commuter mainline passes the Taxi 3 Residential Development as it parallels a freight rail yard just north of DUT. Requests from current residents and the fact that additional residential units are planned prompted RTD to request photosimulation services from POITRA.
POITRA artists created custom 3D models of the EMU commuter vehicle with RTD marking combinations.
POITRA often creates custom transit vehicles at no cost to the project.