Nearly 100 passengers helped out of A Line trains after power outage

DENVER — Police and fire crews helped nearly 100 passengers get off trains stalled on the RTD A Line on Thursday morning, officials said.

The trains stopped running because of a power outage, RTD said.

Crews from Aurora Fire Rescue, the Aurora Police Department and RTD were on scene.

“Due to a power outage, the A Line is experiencing severe delays at this time,” RTD said in a statement. “Shuttle buses will provide service for east and west bound trips between Central Park and Denver Airport stations.

“Train service is in place between Denver Union and Central Park stations. Please allow for extra travel time. Thank you for your patience as we work to restore power.”

RTD later said a metal bar called a pantograph that connects to the overhead power line somehow damaged the line. Service on the A Line resumed a little after 1 p.m.

RTD said trains would be departing every 30 minutes through the evening hours and the bus shuttle service was ceased.

The A Line runs between Union Station and Denver International Airport, and has eight stations.