Civic Center Station Rehabilitation Project
The newly renovated Civic Center Station opened Sunday, December 17, 2017
About the Project
Civic Center Station serves as one of RTD’s busiest regional bus transit centers with eighteen routes serving an average of 15,000 passengers a day. It provides a turnaround point for the 16th Street Free MallRide and is also the location of the Civic Center Plaza - an integral part of the downtown landscape for more than three decades. After 16 months of construction, the new Civic Center Station is ready for business.
The new state-of-the-art design features:
- A building structure that is easier to maintain and repair long-term
- An open and welcoming environment design
- Land parcel preserved for future development opportunities
- Nine bus bays
- Glass-enclosed terminal building
- Bus concourse rebuild
- Bus ramp extension connecting Broadway to Lincoln
- Open view from 16th Street Mall to the State Capitol
The following routes have been assigned gates at the new Civic Center Station:
0L, 3L, 16L, 83D, 83L, 87L, 100L, 116X, 122X, CV/CS/CX, EV/ES/EX, FF4, FF7, P, R/RC/RX, Free MallRide, and Free MetroRide.
Passengers will no longer board buses at the temporary gates on Broadway, Colfax and Lincoln.
Civic Center Station Map
New Rerouted Stops
|Route||New Boarding Location|
|Free MallRide||Loop turn-around|
Sales Outlet & Lost and Found
The Sales Outlet and Lost and Found will be located inside Civic Center Station.
Civic Center Transit District Plan
Developing a revitalized urban transit hub
About the plan
RTD and the City and County of Denver, in partnership with the Downtown Denver Partnership and Downtown Denver Business Improvement District sponsored the Civic Center Transit District Plan (CCTDP) to establish a long-term vision and identify near-term implementation options for the future of the station area as a revitalized urban transit hub and new downtown anchor.
The CCTDP is RTD’s latest in a series of investments in the urban fabric of downtown Denver. With the transformation of Union Station now complete, focus is shifting to the other end of the 16th Street Mall.
The CCTDP will establish a long-term vision for the new transit district that includes transit operations, multi-modal mobility and connectivity, public realm planning and economic development opportunities within the transit district area.
The effort also involves analysis of short, medium and long-term implementation strategies for a 20,000 square-foot developable parcel along the north side of Colfax Avenue between Broadway and Lincoln Streets
The Civic Center Transit District is a model of how multiple transit services can organize within a very active, yet constrained urban area while maintaining high-quality connectivity for bicycles, pedestrians and vehicles. Streetscape and wayfinding elements will create a unique district identity and economic development opportunities within the transit district will be examined to build upon synergies between transportation and development.
While the Civic Center Transit District Plan is being implemented, RTD is actively pursuing critical repairs to improve the facility’s aging infrastructure as part of a separate Civic Center Station rehabilitation project.