DIA trains shut down for 6 nights in February

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The closures will take place from 9:15 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Feb. 13 and 14, 20 and 21 and 27 and 28.

DENVER — The trains to the concourses at Denver International Airport will be shut down overnight for six nights in February as crews test the train’s electrical power system. 

The closures will take place from 9:15 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Feb. 13 and 14, 20 and 21 and 27 and 28. 

Employees and passengers traveling through the airport during the closures will have to use Bridge Security, which will be the 24-hour checkpoint starting at 8 p.m. on those nights. Once past security, those who need to reach the B and C concourses will be guided to buses that will take them to the concourses.

The airport recommends that travelers departing from B and C gates during those times arrive to security at least 30 minutes earlier than they would have otherwise, to ensure they have enough time to get to their gate.

“DEN Operations is working hard to minimize the impact to passengers and employees. That is why we will have buses operating between the Terminal and concourses, we’re working with airlines to communicate with traveling passengers in advance of their flights, we’re maximizing gate space on Concourse A, and it’s why the tests will be conducted overnight,” Sarah Marquez, Senior Vice President of Airport Operations, said in a news release.

The airport said the scheduled tests will help them evaluate the train’s power distribution system and critical infrastructure systems that are necessary to support the 26 new trains arriving later this year.

“This effort will help ensure the resiliency of our automated people mover, the train, by evaluating the condition of aging electrical infrastructure while also providing critical information required for current operations and future expansion as we work toward 100 million annual passengers,” CEO Phil Washington said in the news release. 

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