In 2016, RTD will be opening four new rail lines to DIA, Arvada, Aurora, Westminster, and Wheat Ridge, along with the new Flatiron Flyer on US 36. This is all part of FasTracks, a multi-billion dollar transit expansion plan bringing you more transportation options than ever before. View the FasTracks system map
Another free downtown bus
With limited stops between the new bus concourse at Union Station and Civic Center Station along 18th and 19th streets, the Free MetroRide is the perfect option for downtown commuters. This free bus service runs during weekday rush hours (6:00am – 9:00am and 3:30pm – 6:30pm) and provides convenient connections to bus, light rail, and future commuter rail. The Free MetroRide is a fast, reliable alternative and convenient companion to the 16th Street Free MallRide.
The Free MetroRide provides frequent service during morning and evening rush hours only , with a bus arriving approximately every 5-10 minutes.
The Free MetroRide operates out of five dedicated gates in the the new underground Union Station Bus Concourse.
The Free MetroRide makes 13 stops during a round trip on 18th and 19th streets, traveling between Union Station and Civic Center Station. The stops markers are distinct from other RTD bus stops and have a white canopy and/or marker with a map of the route and downtown area.
RTD's 16th Street Free MallRide, traveling seven days a week down the bustling 16th Street Mall, is another great alternative for getting around downtown. This free service stopping at every block between Civic Center and Union Station is the ideal companion to our new Free MetroRide service. Both provide fast, reliable service to area businesses, convenient connections to bus, light rail, and future commuter rail lines.
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