Hold on please! Kim Christiansen, KUSA 9News anchor, and Denver sports announcer Alan Roach are officially the new voices of the Denver International Airport “Train Call,” with the permanent announcements now live on the train between the concourses and terminal. Christiansen and Roach were selected to be the “Voices of DEN” after more than 75,000 people voted in an online poll. The voices of the Train Call have become a well-known fixture of the airport over the past 23 years, and the airport periodically refreshes them with new personalities. Christiansen replaces former KUSA 9News anchor Adele Arakawa was the previous female voice since 2007. Through the contest, Roach was selected to continue his stint as the male voice of the DEN train.
The Train Call includes operational messages such as where to board and at which concourse passengers have arrived. The new Train Call updates and refreshes some of the messages, but the iconic jingle will remain.
Take a piece of DEN with you wherever you travel, with Train Call ringtones. Click the links to download. M4R files can be opened and saved to iTunes.
- "This Train is Departing" Christiansen (M4R/iPhone)
- "This Train is Departing" Christiansen (MP3/ Android)
- "Hold on Please" Roach (M4R/iPhone)
- "Hold on Please" Roach (MP3/Android)
- "You are delaying the departure of this train" (M4R/ iPhone) - Retired message
- "You are delaying the departure of this train" (MP3/Android) - Retired message
To use as ringtones, copy the appropriate file to your phone's music player, then in your sound settings, select the file as your ringtone.
About the DEN Train to the Gates
The Train to the Gates (or the Automated Guideway Transit System) connects Jeppesen Terminal and all three DEN concourses.
- The train system transports 100,000 passengers daily
- Each train makes approximately 120 round trips day
- Each car travels an average of 200 miles per day
- 16 train cars have been transporting passengers since the airport opened in 1995. These cars have traveled an average 1.3 million miles
- As part of DEN's capital improvement plan, 26 new train cars will come online by the end of 2020. 16 cars that were original to the airport will be replaced and 10 additional cars will be added to the system
About Kim Christiansen:
Christiansen grew up in Arvada, Colorado and works as an anchor for 9NEWS/KUSA in Denver. She has won seven Heartland regional Emmy awards for spot news, news writing and news reporting and is devoted to the fight against breast cancer.
About Alan Roach:
Roach was born in Minnesota and moved to Colorado in 1990. He has become a prominent figure in the Denver sports broadcasting community, having announced thousands of professional sports games for the Colorado Rockies, Denver Broncos, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rapids and many high-profile national and global sporting events.