On Tuesday, RTD announced that the 12.1 mile West Rail Line will open in April 2013. This is eight months earlier than the original prediction of December 2013. Everything has moved along smoothly between RTD, local governments and the contractors that they are way ahead of schedule. This line goes from Union Station through Lakewood and ends in Golden. It will connect downtown Denver to the Jefferson County Government Center. The West Rail Line is expected to have approximately 19,000 daily riders. This is another great step towards Denver’s improved public transportation system.