Route and Station Impacts

Photograph provided courtesy of Denver International Airport.

With the introduction of the University of Colorado A Line on April 24th, 2016, some bus routes have been added, modified, or replaced to improve connections, streamline your commute, and provide you with more efficient service. The following routes underwent significant changes on April 24, 2016 when the systemwide service change went into effect.

Click on your route below to see what changes are coming and what new alternatives are available.

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Communities

The new University of Colorado A Line will connect commuters to Denver, River North, Cole, Elyria-Swansea, Clayton, Montbello, Stapleton, Morris Heights, Gateway, Green Valley Ranch, and North Park Hill. This new service will provide these communities and neighborhoods with improved connections, faster more frequent service, and streamlined community oriented bus service that will offer better on-time performance to meet the transit needs of our customers.

Stations affected

Union Station modified

The University of Colorado A Line will stop at Platform 1 at Union Station.

38th & Blake Station new

The new 38th & Blake Station will serve routes 12 and 44 and the new University of Colorado A Line. This new Park-n-Ride located at 38th and Blake Street will provide 200 parking spaces.

40th & Airport - Gateway Park Station Improved

The 40th Ave & Airport Blvd/Gateway Park Station is an existing Park-n-Ride that will serve routes 37, 42, 45, 121, and 169, and the new University of Colorado A Line. This Park-n-Ride located at 40th and Airport Boulevard provides 1,079 parking spaces.

40th & Colorado Station new

The new 40th & Colorado Station will serve routes 24, 37, 40 and 44, and the new University of Colorado A Line. This new Park-n-Ride located at 40th and Jackson Street will provide 200 parking spaces.

Central Park Station Improved

The Central Park Station is an existing Park-n-Ride that will serve routes 28, 34, 37, 42, 43, 65, 73, 88, 89, and 105, and the new University of Colorado A Line. This Park-n-Ride located at Smith Road and Uinta Street provides 1,500 parking spaces.

Peoria Station new

The new Peoria Station will serve routes 37, 45, 121, and 153 and the new University of Colorado A Line. This new Park-n-Ride located at 33rd and Moline will provide 550 parking spaces.

61st & Peña Station new

The new 61st and Peña Station will serve the new University of Colorado A Line. This new Park-n-Ride located at 61st and Peña will provide 800 parking spaces.

Please note: This parking facility is not owned or operated by RTD. This is a private parking lot managed by Denver International Airport. Parking fees are $2 every 12 hours or a 30-day pass for $36 (no discounts or free parking). Must pre-pay at the lot with credit/debit cards only. For more information visit flydenver.com

Denver Airport Station new

The new Denver Airport Station will serve routes 145X, 169L, AA, AB, and AT and the new University of Colorado A Line. This station located at Denver International Airport is adjacent to the new Westin Hotel at the south end of the main Jeppesen Terminal, and includes facilities for both rail and bus passengers. Buses will no longer serve the stop at West Terminal, Level 5. There are no RTD parking facilities at the Denver International Airport.

Montbello Park-n-Ride Permanently Closed

The Montbello Park-n-Ride at Albrook and Peoria permanently closed on April 24, 2016.

All bus service, parking and passenger connections for University of Colorado A Line will be relocated to the new Peoria Station located at 33rd and Moline. This new station is about 1.5 miles south of the Montbello Park-n-Ride on the west side of Peoria, and south of I-70, along Smith Road.

Routes affected

Route 6 East 6th Avenue modified

Points of interest

Points of interest on route 6

  • Auraria Campus
  • 16th Street Mall
  • Denver Botanic Gardens
  • Wings Over the Rockies Museum
  • Aurora Medical Center North
  • Aurora Municipal Center
  • Town Center at Aurora
  • Aurora City Place
  • Union Station
  • Civic Center Station
  • Centrepoint & Sable

What's Changing

Service will be split into two routes. Service on east 6th Avenue will remain route 6 and will serve the Auraria Campus and end at 12th and Larimer. Late evening service will be extended to 11:15 p.m.

New Options

Service north of downtown Denver will become route 19 on North Pecos Street.

Route 10 East 12th Avenue modified

Points of interest

Points of interest on route 10

  • Auraria Campus
  • Children’s Museum
  • Elitch Gardens
  • Downtown Aquarium
  • 16th Street Mall
  • Cheesman Park
  • Denver Botanic Gardens
  • Rose Medical Center
  • Denver VA Medical Center
  • Aurora Central High School
  • Community College of Aurora
  • Medical Center of Aurora
  • T.H. Pickens Technical College

What's Changing

Service will be discontinued east of the Community College of Aurora to Buckley Air Force Base. The new end of line will be the Community College of Aurora – Centre Tech Campus.

New Options

Service to Buckley Air Force Base will be replaced by the new route 157, operating between Centre Point & Sable Transfer Center, Community College of Aurora and Buckley Air Force Base.

Route 19 North Pecos Street new

Points of interest

Points of interest on route 19

  • 106th & Melody Transfer Center
  • Water World
  • Northglenn High School
  • 16th Street Mall
  • Colorado Convention Center
  • Union Station

What's Changing

This new route will replace route 6 service on North Pecos Street between downtown Denver and Northglenn. The route end of line will be near the Colorado Convention Center at 13th and Welton streets.

New Options

Operates on the same streets as the current route 6 north of downtown Denver.

Route 24 University Boulevard modified

Points of interest

Points of interest on route 24

  • 40th & Colorado Station
  • East High School
  • City Park
  • Denver Botanic Gardens
  • Cherry Creek Shopping Center
  • Old South Gaylord Business Area
  • South High School
  • University of Denver Station
  • University of Denver
  • St. Mary’s Academy
  • The Streets at Southglenn
  • Arapahoe High School
  • C-470 & University Park-n-Ride

What's Changing

The route deviation via Race Street and Davies Avenue at the Streets of Southglenn will be discontinued. The route deviation via 47th Avenue through the Swansea and Elyria neighborhoods will also be discontinued. Service will operate directly east on 40th Avenue from York Street to the new 40th & Colorado Station.

New Options

Service in the Swansea and Elyria neighborhoods will be replaced by rerouted route 44, which will operate on the same streets as the current route 24.

Route 28 28th Avenue modified

Points of interest

Points of interest on route 28

  • Walmart
  • Applewood Village
  • Crown Hill
  • Wheat Ridge City Hall
  • Sloan’s Lake
  • North High School
  • DPS CEC
  • Union Station
  • 16th Street Mall
  • 30th & Downing Station
  • Manual High School
  • City Park
  • Quebec Square
  • Central Park Station

What's Changing

Minor time adjustments will be made east of downtown Denver to Central Park Station. Weekday service will be provided every 30 minutes in both directions, from approximately 5:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. No Saturday/Sunday weekend service will be provided by route 28 east of downtown Denver.

New Options

Alternate weekend service will be provided by route 43 on Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Route 32 West 32nd Avenue / City Park modified

What's Changing

Weekday service will be discontinued between 22nd and 9th avenues along Colorado Boulevard, eliminating the duplication of service with route 40.

Route 34 Bruce Randolph Avenue new

Points of interest

Points of interest on route 34

  • 30th & Downing Station
  • DSST – Cole School
  • Denver Rescue Mission
  • Quebec Square
  • Central Park Station

What's Changing

This new route will replace route 38 service east of downtown Denver to Central Park Station via Bruce Randolph Avenue. Service will operate only between 30th & Downing Station and Central Park Station via Bruce Randolph, Holly Street, and Smith Road to Central Park Station to serve the Denver Rescue Mission at Smith and Kearney.

New Options

Service west of the 30th & Downing Station to downtown Denver will be provided by the extended route 43

Route 37 Smith Road Industrial new

Points of interest

Points of interest on route 37

  • 40th & Colorado Station
  • Central Park Station
  • UPS
  • Peoria Station
  • 40th Ave & Airport – Gateway Park Station

What's Changing

This new route will replace service on route 40 on 49th Avenue, route 44 on 40th Avenue, and route 153 on Smith Road.

Rush-hour service will be provided to the industrial areas along Smith Road, and will operate between the Peoria Station and 40th Ave & Airport Blvd/Gateway Park Station via Smith Road, Sable, Moncrieff, 32nd Avenue, Airport Boulevard, and Salida Street.

New Options

Service will replace route 40 west of Central Park Station via Quebec Street, 48th/49th avenues and Colorado Boulevard to the 40th & Colorado Station.

New Connections

University of Colorado A Line

New Park-n-Rides and Stations

Peoria Station, 40th & Colorado Station, 40th & Airport - Gateway Park Station

Route 38 38th Avenue modified

Points of interest

Points of interest on route 38

  • Applewood Village
  • Walmart
  • Lutheran Hospital
  • The Regency Student Housing
  • Union Station
  • Coors Field
  • 16th Street Mall

What's Changing

Service will be split into two routes. Service west of downtown Denver on 38th Avenue will remain route 38 using current routing.

New Options

Service east of downtown Denver to the Central Park Station will be replaced by new route 34.

New Connections

34, 43, University of Colorado A Line

Route 40 Colorado Boulevard modified

Points of interest

Points of interest on route 40

  • Walmart
  • 40th & Colorado Station
  • Denver Zoo
  • City Park
  • Museum of Nature and Science
  • National Jewish Health
  • Denver VA Medical Center
  • Rose Medical Center
  • Colorado Station
  • Colorado Center – IMAX
  • University Hills Shopping Center
  • Southmoor Station
  • Thomas Jefferson High School

What's Changing

Service will be rerouted via 40th Avenue and Jackson Street to serve the 40th & Colorado Station. Rush-hour service east of Dahlia Street via 40th and 49th avenues to Central Park Station will be discontinued.

New Options

Service along 48th and 49th avenues through the Stapleton industrial area will be provided with select rush-hour trips on new route 37 between 40th & Colorado Station and Central Park Station.

New Connections

37, University of Colorado A Line

New Park-n-Rides and Stations

40th & Colorado Station

Route 42 Montbello via Albrook/Green Valley Ranch new

Points of interest

Points of interest on route 42

  • Central Park Station
  • Northfield Stapleton
  • 40th & Airport – Gateway Park Station
  • Walmart
  • Florida Pitt Waller K-8 School

What's Changing

This new route will replace route 43 service east of Central Park Station to Montbello and Green Valley Ranch.

New Options

  • Service will operate via Central Park Boulevard, 46th Avenue and Willow Street, serving the Shops at Northfield, then resume on the existing route 43 alignment via 47th Avenue, through Montbello by way of Albrook Drive, 46th Avenue, 40th Avenue to the 40th Avenue & Airport Boulevard/Gateway Park Station. Service will continue east to Green Valley Ranch and will operate via Salida Street, Tower Road, 45th Avenue, Flanders, 47th Street, Himalaya, 42nd Avenue, Malaya Street, Green Valley Ranch Boulevard, and Orleans Street to Maxwell Place.
  • Service will operate every 15 minutes during weekday rush hours, and every 30 minutes at all other times. Service will be provided from approximately 3:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

New Connections

43

New Park-n-Rides and Stations

Central Park Station, 40th & Airport - Gateway Park Station

Route 43 Martin Luther King Blvd modified

Points of interest

Points of interest on route 43

  • Auraria Campus
  • 16th Street Mall
  • 30th & Downing Station
  • DSST – Cole School
  • Quebec Square
  • Central Park Station

What's Changing

  • Service will be restructured to a high-frequency and direct service between Central Park Station, northeast Denver, and downtown Denver.
  • Service will be extended to operate into downtown Denver via Stout and California streets to replace existing service on route 38.
  • Rush-hour and midday service will operate every 15 minutes, and every 30 minutes at all other times. Service will be provided from approximately 3:00 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.

New Options

Service east of Central Park Station to Montbello and Green Valley Ranch will be replaced by new route 42.

New Connections

38, 42, University of Colorado A Line

Route 44 44th Avenue modified

Points of interest

Points of interest on route 44

  • Applewood Village
  • Walmart
  • Ward Road Park-n-Ride
  • Lakeside Amusement Park
  • Union Station
  • 16th Street Mall
  • 38th & Blake Station
  • Swansea School
  • Bruce Randolph Middle School
  • 40th & Colorado Station

What's Changing

  • Service east of the 40th & Colorado Station will be discontinued.
  • Service will be rerouted via York Street, 47th and 46th avenues, and Steele Street to 40th Avenue, which will replace route 24 service in the Swansea and Elyria neighborhoods.

New Options

  • Alternate service on Smith Road to the Denver Rescue Mission will be provided by new route 34.
  • Service through Montbello will be provided by new route 45.

New Connections

24, 34, 45

New Park-n-Rides and Stations

38th & Blake Station, 40th & Colorado Station

Route 45 Montbello via Gateway/Green Valley Ranch modified

Points of interest

Points of interest on route 45

  • Peoria Station
  • DCIS – Montebello High School
  • 40th & Airport – Gateway Park Station
  • Walmart

What's Changing

Existing routes 44 and 45 service through Montbello will be merged into one route, as route 45.

New Options

This modified route will originate at the Peoria Station, then operate via Peoria, Albrook Drive, Tulsa Court, Andrews Drive, Crown Boulevard serving Montbello High School, 51st Avenue and Gateway Boulevard to Chambers Road and 53rd Avenue, and the continue to the 40th Avenue & Airport Boulevard/Gateway Park Station. Service will continue east to Green Valley Ranch, and will operate via Salida Street, Tower Road, Green Valley Ranch Boulevard, Himalaya, 56th Avenue, Ireland, and Maxwell Place to Orleans Street. Rush-hour service will operate every 15 minutes and every 30 minutes at all other times. Service will be provided from approximately 3:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

New Park-n-Rides and Stations

40th & Airport - Gateway Park Station, Peoria Station

Route 47X Green Valley Ranch/Montbello Express discontinued

What's Changing

Route 47X will be discontinued.

New Options

Service will be replaced by the new University of Colorado A Line and improved Local 42, 45, and 121 bus routes service in the Montbello and Green Valley Ranch neighborhoods.

Route 54 Montbello Industrial Park discontinued

What's Changing

Service will be discontinued due to low ridership.

New Options

Alternate service will be provided by route 42 on 47th Avenue and route 121 on Peoria Street.

Route 65 Monaco Parkway modified

Points of interest

Points of interest on route 65

  • Central Park Station
  • Quebec Square
  • Crestmoor Park
  • George Washington High School
  • Garland Park
  • Cook Park
  • Thomas Jefferson High School
  • Southmoor Station
  • Ulster & Tufts

What's Changing

Weekday service south of Ulster/Tufts along DTC Boulevard and Yosemite Street to the Arapahoe at Village Center Station will be discontinued.

New Options

Alternate service will be provided by the E and F lines and the Arapahoe, Belleview and Orchard Call-n-Rides.

Route 73 Quebec Street modified

Points of interest

Points of interest on route 73

  • Central Park Station
  • Quebec Square
  • Denver School of the Arts
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Belleview Station
  • Ulster & Tufts

What's Changing

  • The deviation through Lowry via 11th Avenue, Yosemite Street, and Lowry Boulevard will be discontinued. Alternate service will be provided by routes 10 and 6.
  • Service south of Ulster/Tufts along Quebec and Syracuse streets to the Arapahoe at Village Center Station will be discontinued. Alternate service will be provided by the E and F lines and the Arapahoe, Belleview and Orchard Call-n-Rides.

New Options

  • Alternate service through Lowry will be provided by route 10 on 11th Avenue, and route 6 on Lowry Boulevard.
  • Alternate service south of Ulster/Tufts along Quebec to the Arapahoe at Village Center Station will be provided by the E and F lines and the Arapahoe, Belleview and Orchard Call-n-Rides.

Route 121 Peoria Street modified

Points of interest

Points of interest on route 121

  • 40th & Airport – Gateway Park Station
  • Peoria Station
  • North Middle School
  • Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Aurora Central High School
  • South Middle School
  • Aurora Hills Middle School
  • Prairie Middle School
  • Overland High School
  • Nine Mile Station

What's Changing

  • Weekday service between Nine Mile Station and Ulster/Tufts will be discontinued. The deviation via Quentin Street in the Anschutz Medical Campus will be discontinued, and service will operate directly on Peoria Street.
  • The deviation east to Sable Boulevard via 30th Avenue and Smith Road through Morris Heights will be discontinued. Service will operate directly north to 33rd Avenue, then to the Peoria Station for connections with the new University of Colorado A Line. Alternate service on 30th Avenue through the Morris Heights neighborhood will be provided by route 153.
  • Weekday service on Smith Road will be provided by new route 37.

New Options

  • Passengers may transfer at Peoria and Colfax to routes 15 or 15L for access to the Anschutz Medical Campus.
  • Alternate service on 30th Avenue through the Morris Heights neighborhood will be provided by route 153.
  • Weekday service on Smith Road will be provided by new route 37.

New Connections

15, 15L, 37, 153, University of Colorado A Line

New Park-n-Rides and Stations

Peoria Station, 40th & Airport - Gateway Park Station

Route 153 Chambers Road modified

Points of interest

Points of interest on route 153

  • Peoria Station
  • Hinkley High School
  • Town Center at Aurora
  • Centrepoint & Sable
  • Aurora Municipal Center
  • Smoky Hill High School
  • Arapahoe Crossing
  • Regis High School

What's Changing

  • Service north of Sable and 30th will be discontinued.
  • Sunday/holiday service will increase from every 60 minutes to every 30 minutes. Service will be provided from approximately 3:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. every day
  • Select weekday trips between Arapahoe Crossing and the Parker Park-n-Ride will be discontinued.

New Options

  • Service will operate west on 30th Avenue serving the Morris Heights neighborhood, and end at the Peoria Station for connections with the new University of Colorado A Line.
  • Service along Smith Road and Airport Boulevard will be replaced by new route 37.
  • Service through Montbello on Maxwell Place and 51st Avenue will be replaced by extended route 121.
  • Service to Parker will be replaced by new route 483, which will operate between Lincoln Station, Parker Park-n-Ride, Arapahoe Crossing, and Nine Mile Station.

New Connections

37, 121, 483, University of Colorado A Line

New Park-n-Rides and Stations

Peoria Station

Route 169 Buckley Road new

Points of interest

Points of interest on route 169

  • 40th & Airport –Gateway Park Station
  • Walmart
  • Friendly Village
  • Rangeview High School
  • T.H. Pickens Technical College
  • Arapahoe Crossing Shopping Center

New Options

This new route will operate on Buckley Road between Arapahoe Crossing Shopping Center and 40th Avenue & Airport Boulevard/Gateway Park Station. Service will operate seven days per week, with weekday service every 30 minutes and weekend/evening service every 60 minutes. Service will be provided from approximately 3:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Route 169L Buckley / Tower DIA Limited modified

What's Changing

Service will be retained with direct service to Denver International Airport with current schedule and frequency.

Route AB Boulder / DIA modified

What's Changing

Route AB will be rerouted for a more efficient and shorter trip to DIA. The AB will no longer stop at US36 & Broomfield Station or US 36 & Sheridan Station.

Stops on this route include:
  • Downtown Boulder Station
  • Broadway/ Canyon
  • Broadway/College (eb), Broadway/Pleasant (wb)
  • Broadway/Euclid
  • Broadway/Regent
  • Broadway/Baseline
  • 27th Way & Broadway PnR
  • Boulder Church of the Nazarene (Broadway/Dartmouth)
  • 39th/Table Mesa (eb), Broadway/Table Mesa (wb)
  • Tantra Drive and Table Mesa PnR
  • US36 & Table Mesa Station (plaza area both directions)
  • US36 & McCaslin Station
  • US36 & Flatiron Station (in the PnR lower level, Gate A)
  • Denver Airport Station (AB leaves DIA from gate 8)

The AB will now take US 36, to Northwest Parkway, to E-470, to Peña Boulevard, to the airport. The trip will end at the new Denver Airport Station on level 1.

New Options

Riders may take the Flatiron Flyer (FF1, FF2, FF3 or FF6) to Union Station and transfer to the University of Colorado A Line for access to Central Park Station or 40th & Airport/Gateway Park Station.

Route AF Downtown / DIA discontinued

What's Changing

Route will be discontinued.

New Options

Alternate service will be provided by new University of Colorado A Line.

Route AS Central Park / DIA discontinued

What's Changing

Route will be discontinued.

New Options

Alternate service will be provided by new University of Colorado A Line.

Route AT Arapahoe County / DIA modified

What's Changing

Service will continue between Arapahoe at Village Center Station, Nine Mile Station and Denver International Airport, and will operate every 60 minutes. Short-trips between Colfax and Billings, 40th Ave & Airport Blvd/Gateway Park Station and Denver International Airport will be discontinued. Alternate service will be provided by the new University of Colorado A Line. In addition, one early morning northbound trip designated as route ATA will serve the 40th Ave & Airport Blvd/Gateway Park Station for service to Denver International Airport before the University of Colorado A Line service begins.

New Options

Alternate service will be provided by the new University of Colorado A Line between 40th Ave & Airport Blvd/Gateway Park Station and Denver International Airport