Final Service Changes - August 2018

Effective August 26, 2018

Changes impacting your service

At RTD, we're committed to building and operating the most productive, efficient transit system for the communities we serve. Every day, activities occur within our community that can affect our transit system – traffic patterns, economic factors, ridership and customer feedback. We respond by making changes to our bus and rail system three times a year. These changes help to improve our service by maximizing the efficiency of existing resources, reducing duplication of service, and making better connections with bus, rail, and specialty services. These services changes will take effect on August 26, 2018.

Final service changes

Routes affected

Final Changes for Local/Limited Bus Routes

  • route 3L

    Trips at 5:04 p.m. and 5:24 p.m. will be consolidated into a new trip at 5:14 p.m. leaving Civic Center Station.

  • route 10

    Saturday service east of Clermont Street will be discontinued due to low ridership. Alternate service will be available on routes 6 and 15.

  • route 15

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 20

    Saturday and Sunday service frequency will be reduced from 30 minutes to 60 minutes before 10:00 a.m. and after 6:00 p.m.

  • route 24

    Weekday northbound trips at 5:03 a.m. and 9:34 p.m., and southbound trips at 4:43 a.m. and 9:13 p.m. will be discontinued due to low ridership. In addition, Saturday northbound trips at 5:39 a.m., 6:39 a.m. and 7:34 p.m., and southbound trips at 6:13 a.m. and 8:13 p.m. will be discontinued due to low ridership.

  • route 26

    The operation of Route 27 will be separated into two routes, routes 26 and 27, and service between the Englewood Station and University Hills will be discontinued. The new Route 26 West Yale Avenue will operate between Southwest Plaza and the Englewood Station as the former Route 27. The Route 27 East Yale will operate between University Hills and Ulster – Tufts as the current routing. Service hours and frequency will remain similar to current service.

  • route 27

    The operation of Route 27 will be separated into two routes, routes 26 and 27, and service between the Englewood Station and University Hills will be discontinued. The new Route 26 West Yale Avenue will operate between Southwest Plaza and the Englewood Station as the former Route 27. The Route 27 East Yale will operate between University Hills and Ulster – Tufts as the current routing. Service hours and frequency will remain similar to current service.

  • route 42

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 46

    Sunday service frequency will be reduced from 30 minutes to 60 minutes.

  • route 59

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 73

    Sunday service frequency will be reduced from 30 minutes to 60 minutes before 9:00 a.m. and after 8:00 p.m.

  • route 85discontinued

    Service will be discontinued due to low ridership. Alternate service will be available on the South Jeffco Call-n-Ride.

  • route 100L

    In an effort to better match service to customer demand, routes CV/CS/CX and EV/ES/EX will be restructured by reducing service between Federal Center Station and Conifer/Evergreen. Five trips between Federal Center Station and Civic Center Station will be added to replace discontinued trips on routes CS and ES.

    See routes CV/CS/CX and EV/ES/EX for additional changes.

  • route 120

    Minor schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 133

    Weekday northbound trips at 6:11 a.m. and 8:11 a.m. from Nine Mile Station will be discontinued due to low ridership. Alternate trips are available 15 minutes earlier or later than the trips to be cancelled.

  • route 153

    The weekend northbound trip at 4:35 a.m. from Aurora Metro Center Station will be discontinued due to low ridership. Alternate trips are available approximately 30 minutes earlier or later.

  • route 157

    Service frequency will be reduced from 30 minutes to 60 minutes due to low ridership.

  • route 169

    The weekday and weekend northbound trip at 3:13 a.m. will be discontinued due to low ridership.

  • route 204

    Weekend service will be discontinued south of Downtown Boulder Station, between Downtown Boulder Station and Table Mesa due to low ridership. Alternate service will be available along Broadway and within the ¼-mile of the current routing along Moorhead Drive on routes DASH, SKIP, and 225.

  • route 206/206F

    Minor schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 208/208F

    Minor schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 209

    Morning and evening rush-hour service frequency will be reduced from 15 minutes to 30 minutes, and midday service frequency will be reduced from 30 minutes to 60 minutes, due to low ridership.

  • route Free MallRide

    In an effort to better match service to customer demand, weekday service frequency will be reduced from every 90 seconds to every 180 seconds between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

  • route STAMPEDE

    Service will be discontinued between Colorado Avenue/Discovery Drive and Marine Street/30th Street. In addition, service frequency will be every 10 minutes from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and every 15 minutes 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the route between Euclid Avenue/18th Street and Innovation Drive/Discovery Drive.

    In cooperation with the City of Boulder and University of Colorado, service on Route STAMPEDE will be discontinued between Colorado Avenue/Discovery Drive and Marine Street/30th Street, due to University of Colorado Boulder taking over this portion of the route with Buff bus service.

Final Changes for Regional Routes

  • route AT

    The first two northbound trips at 3:03 a.m. and 3:33 a.m. departing from Arapahoe at Village Center Station will be moved to originate instead from Nine Mile Station at 3:17 a.m. and 3:47 a.m., and move the last two southbound trips arriving at Arapahoe Village Center Station at 12:52 a.m. and 1:52 a.m. to instead terminate at Nine Mile Station at 12:40 a.m. and 1:40 a.m.

  • route CV/CS/CX

    Service on Route CS between Federal Center Station and Conifer will be reduced to one trip in each direction. The eastbound morning trip will arrive at 6:23 a.m. at the Federal Center Station. The westbound afternoon trip will depart Federal Center Station at 4:18 p.m. In addition, westbound morning and eastbound evening trips on CV/CS/CX will be discontinued. Route CX trips will be converted to Route CV, which will provide five eastbound trips in the morning rush-hour and five westbound trips in the afternoon rush-hour.

    Alternate service will be available on Route 100L or the W Line.

  • route EV/ES/EX

    Service on Route ES between Federal Center Station and Evergreen will be reduced to one trip in each direction. The eastbound morning trip will arrive at 7:54 a.m. at the Federal Center Station. The westbound afternoon trip will depart Federal Center Station at 5:11 p.m. Route EX will provide two trips in each direction, and Route EV will provide additional trips in each direction. Service will also be discontinued between the Evergreen and Aspen Park Park-n-Rides. In addition, westbound trips in the morning rush-hour and eastbound trips in the afternoon rush-hour will be discontinued on all EV/ES/EX service.

    Alternate service will be available on Route 100L or the W Line.

Final Changes for Rail

  • line D

    An adjustment to the operations schedule of the D Line, will result in the use of one more all day train. The additional cars necessary to form 3 cars will come from a change of the number of light rail cars assigned to a train on both the L and R lines. Both the L and R lines ridership during rush hours does not exceed the capacity provided on one light rail car.