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RTD launches Catch the Train photo contest


The Regional Transportation District is holding its Catch the Train photo contest to kick off its Instagram account and promote safety for the University of Colorado A Line, which begins running between downtown and Denver International Airport on April 22.

RTD is asking the public to snap pictures of a commuter rail train while it's testing on the CU A Line and post them to the RTD Instagram page with the hashtag #CatchtheTrain through April 4.

A winner will be chosen weekly and will be eligible to receive two tickets to a Colorado Avalanche game and a voucher/permission document for a ride on the Zamboni during the game, plus a set of RTD Free Ride Coupons.

Photos must be taken while following the rules. Any photos that do not follow the rules will be disqualified. 

Pictures must be taken from a safe location and never while operating a vehicle. RTD asks that photographers stay off railroad tracks and away from crossings. The test trains are not open for service and the University of Colorado A Line stations and platforms are not yet open to the public and may not be used as vantage points. 

The first Catch the Train photo contest was held to coincide with the testing of the W Line to Golden in 2013.

Contact Confluence Denver Development News Editor Margaret Jackson with tips and leads for future stories at margaret@confluence-denver.com.

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