The completion of the Union Station Transit Center on May 9 has brought multiple elements of transit under one roof in the heart of downtown Denver. A true multi-modal hub, you can hop on one of many RTD services to get where you’re going.
Light rail W, C, and E lines
The light rail station at Union Station was relocated in 2012 as the first part of the transit transformation happening downtown. The light rail station on Chestnut Street provides the end-of-line station for the C, E and W lines.Learn more
Local and regional bus routes
The Union Station bus concourse is a brand new 22-gate underground bus facility that serves 16 distinct bus routes, including the new Free MetroRide. Located at 1700 Wewatta Street in Denver, the new transit hub provides easy access to all transit options downtown.Learn more
The Free MallRide has been giving free rides up and down the 16th Street Mall since 1982, and carries more than 13 million passengers a year. The Free MallRide provides easy access to Union Station and the underground bus concourse.Learn more
The Free MetroRide is the perfect option for downtown commuters, providing quick and easy trips between Civic Center and Union Station during peak rush hours. The new service has uniquely branded buses that are easy to identify on 18th and 19th streets.Learn more
Commuter rail in 2016
In 2016, Union Station will be the starting point for the East Rail Line to DIA, the Gold Line to Arvada/Wheat Ridge and the Northwest Rail Line to Westminster.Learn more
New state of the art Union Station Bus Concourse
The Union Station bus concourse is a brand new sleek 22-gate underground bus facility that serves more than 15 bus routes, including the new Free MetroRide. Located at 1700 Wewatta Street in Denver, the new transit hub provides convenient connections across our system and is just a step away from light rail and commuter rail.Union Station Bus Concourse
Experience a transportation transformation when four commuter rail lines open at Union Station in 2016 and 2018, bringing bus, light rail, commuter rail, and Amtrak all under one roof for easy connections across the metro area.
East Rail Line Opening 2016
Connecting Denver and DIA
DIA is getting closer every day. This 22.8-mile commuter rail corridor will operate between Union Station and Denver International Airport.
Gold Line Opening 2016
Connecting Denver, Arvada, and Wheat Ridge
This 11.2-mile electric commuter rail line will connect Union Station to Wheat Ridge, passing through northwest Denver, Adams County and Arvada.
Northwest Rail Line Opening 2016
Connecting Denver and Westminster
The first 6.2-mile segment of the Northwest Rail Line from Union Station to south Westminster will open in 2016. When completed, the Northwest Rail Line will be a 41-mile commuter rail project from Union Station to Longmont, passing through North Denver, Adams County, Westminster, Broomfield, Louisville and Boulder.
North Metro Rail Line Opening 2018
Connecting Denver, Commerce City, Thornton, and Northglenn
Running from Union Station through Commerce City, Thornton, Northglenn and Adams County, this 13-mile commuter rail line will provide new transportation options to riders in the north region.
Union Station Landmarks
What used to be an abandoned rail yard is now a bustling urban environment, bursting with new businesses, new buildings, and new transportation options. Check out an interactive map of the area surrounding Union Station including five transit services, the immaculate Crawford Hotel, beautiful public spaces, and bustling retail, restaurants and boutiques.
Relocated in 2012 as a part of the Union Station master development plan, the C, E, and W light rail lines use Union Station as the end-of-line station.
- C Line to Littleton – opened in 2000
- E Line to Lone Tree – opened in 2006
- W Line to Golden – opened in 2013
Closest to the light rail plaza, this entry point to the underground bus concourse has stairs, escalators, and an elevator.
Now open, the bright, bold, and spacious, 22-gate underground Union Station Bus Concourse offers a comfortable, convenient experience for commuters and visitors alike.
The bus concourse serves 16 bus routes, including the new Free MetroRide and three commercial routes. As a result, Market Street Station closed on May 11 and all service formerly running through Market Street Station moved to the new Union Station Bus Concourse.Learn more about the Union Station Bus Concourse
17th Street Promenade
The 17th Street Promenade is more than 30,000 square feet of shady, garden style public space. There’s more than 20 benches and 30 different types of drought resistant plants that help create an oasis in the middle of Union Station.
Located at 17th and Wewatta, this entry point into the underground bus concourse has stairs, escalators, and an elevator.
The Train Hall will be home to commuter rail lines opening in 2016 and 2018. As part of the FasTracks program, the new commuter rail lines will expand the RTD rail system north, east, and west, offering you more connections than ever before.
- East Rail Line to DIA will open in 2016
- Gold Line to Arvada/Wheat Ridge will open in 2016
- Northwest Rail Line to Westminster will open in 2016
- North Metro Rail Line to Thornton will open in 2018
Platform 4 Pavilion
This smaller pavilion provides access between the train hall and the bus concourse.
Platform 2 Pavilion
Amtrak customers can board their train off platform two, accessible from this pavilion. This smaller pavilion provides access between the train hall and the bus concourse.
Union Station Pavilion
Located nearest to the historic building, this entry point into the underground bus concourse and the train hall has stairs, escalators, and an elevator.
Great Hall in Union Station
Inside the historic building is the “Great Hall”, a 22,000 square foot, multi-use public space expected to open in July 2014 with these exciting new dining and retail options:
The Crawford Hotel
The historic Union Station building is being transformed into the Crawford Hotel, a 112-room independent hotel that will fill the upper levels. The Crawford Hotel, named after Union Station partner Dana Crawford, is to be managed by Denver’s Sage Hospitality.Learn more about the luxurious Crawford Hotel
One Union Station
LoDo is getting new restaurants and retail options that will make Union Station one of the hottest locations in town. Take a look at some of the first restaurants opening in May:
This public plaza is 40,000 square feet of space designed to accommodate outdoor concerts, festivals, and holiday gatherings.