A-Line train to DIA disrupted after collision between semi-tractor trailer and light-rail car

The intersection of Smith Road and Sable Boulevard is closed after a semi-tractor trailer and a light-rail car collided Monday morning in Aurora. Police reported only minor injuries. PHOTO BY AURORA POLICE

AURORA | Light rail service along the RTD A-Line was disrupted and the intersection of Sable Boulevard and East Smith Road was shut down Monday morning after a tractor-trailer collided with a light-rail car, according to Aurora police.

Only minor injuries were reported, although it’s unclear whether those injuries were sustained by RTD passengers.

It’s also unclear how the train and semi-trailer truck collided. Up until January, flagmen were stationed at all A-Line street crossings. That ended this year after an agreement was struck between RTD and federal transportation officials.

Normal service along the line resumed shortly before 4 p.m. on Monday. RTD had scheduled bus shuttles to get passengers to the airport for most of the day.

Drivers were encouraged to avoid the intersection and use Chambers Road, Interstate 70 and East Colfax Avenue as alternative routes.