It's an exciting time to be in downtown Denver. A new city within a city has been constructed in LoDo with transit at its center. What used to be an abandoned rail yard is now a bustling urban environment, bursting with new businesses, new buildings, and new transportation options. A complete transit experience, and significant architectural icon, the Union Station Transit Center offers bus, light rail, a new 22-gate bus concourse, Amtrak, and (soon) commuter rail – all under one roof.
RTD offers five different types of transit services through the Union Station Transit Center: bus, light rail, the Free MallRide, the Free MetroRide, and (in 2016) commuter rail. See the full menu of transit options below.
Opening on July 12 inside the historic Union Station, this independent hotel will offer travelers unique elements of western hospitality and a modern experience in the heart of Denver.
More than 100,000 square feet of retail, restaurants, and boutiques will fill the newly renovated space around Union Station, giving you a new reason to explore LoDo.
Acres of shared public spaces have been designed with shady trees, local Colorado plants, and water features to create central gathering points for downtown.
Big things are happening in downtown Denver and RTD's new Union Station Transit Center is at the heart of it all, offering more services, connections, and access than ever before. Denver's new transit hub that opened on May 9 features a new bus concourse, light rail, new free downtown bus service, Amtrak, and (in 2016) commuter rail – all in one convenient location.
Now open! 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
After 30 years, Market Street Station has closed to make way for the beautiful new underground bus concourse at Union Station. All bus service traditionally routing through Market Street Station now runs through Union Station Bus Concourse as of May 11. Learn more
Now in service! 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
Completion of the Union Station Transit Center is the first step to bringing commuter rail to the RTD system. 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
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
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
*Renderings by SOM Architects
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