Final Service Changes - January 2016

Final service changes effective January 3, 2016

Changes impacting your service

At RTD, we strive to create the best-transit experience for our customers. This January we’re introducing our new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service, the Flatiron Flyer, which will provide commuters along US 36 a more reliable and convenient transit option. We’ve also made changes to our bus and light rail service to enhance service for our passengers and enable better connections across our communities.

These services changes will take effect on January 3, 2016.

Final service changes

Routes affected

  • Local/limited bus

    3, 3L, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 21, 28, 30, 31, 31X, 32, 33, 38, 44, 48, 50, 51, 65, 72, 73, 79L, 80X, 83L, 100, 112, 120, 145X, 169L, 204, 205, 206, 225, 323, DASH

  • Express bus

    Starting January 1, 2016, all Express bus routes and fares will be reclassified as either Local/Limited or Regional routes, which means, the routes will have either a Local or Regional fare.

    The following Express routes will be reclassified as a Local/Limited route with a Local fare: 31X, 40X, 55X, 72X, 80X, 87X, 100X, and 145X. The 145X will be reclassified as a Local/Limited route with a Local fare except for trips to or from Denver International Airport, which are classified as Airport fare.

    The following Express routes will be reclassified as a Regional route with a Regional fare: 47X, 104X, 116X, 120X, and 122X. Designated short trips on these routes will only require a Local fare.

    Service on all above routes will remain the same.

  • Know Your New Route Name

    Old New
    31X 31L
    40X 39L
    55X 55L
    72X 72L
    80X 80L
    87X 87L
    100X 100L
  • Regional bus

    104X, 120X, 122X, AB, AT, BOLT, CV, GS, J, L, N

    Many of the existing Boulder-Denver routes via US36 will be changing due to the launch of the BRT Flatiron Flyer service. View all changes

  • Rail

    E Line, F Line, W Line

  • Call-n-Ride

    Golden

  • Access-a-Ride

    Routes with service improvements or reductions may impact ADA Access-a-Ride service availability.

All Changes Created Due to Launch of Flatiron Flyer BRT

  • route FF1

    Union Station to Downtown Boulder Station

    The all-station bus route will connect Union Station and Downtown Boulder Station and serve all stations along US 36. Weekday service will operate every 15 minutes in both directions. Saturday midday service will operate every 15 minutes in both directions. Sunday midday service will operate every 30 minutes in both directions.

  • route FF2

    Express Union Station to Downtown Boulder Station

    The Express route will connect Union Station and Downtown Boulder Station via the Table Mesa and McCaslin US 36 stations. Weekday morning and evening rush-hour service will operate every 10 minutes in both directions.

  • route FF3

    Union Station to Broomfield

    This route will connect Union Station, Broomfield, Church Ranch, and Sheridan US 36 stations. Weekday morning rush-hour service to Union Station and evening rush-hour service to Sheridan, Church Ranch, and Broomfield US 36 stations will operate every 15 minutes.

  • route FF4

    Boulder Junction at Depot Square Station to Civic Center Station

    This route will provide service between Boulder Junction at Depot Square Station and Civic Center Station, connecting Table Mesa, McCaslin, Flatiron, Broomfield, and Sheridan US 36 stations. Weekday morning and afternoon rush-hour service will operate every 15 minutes in both directions.

  • route FF5

    Downtown Boulder Station to Anschutz

    This route will continue to provide service between Downtown Boulder Station and Anschutz Medical Campus. This route will continue to operate on weekdays and provide 30-minute morning and afternoon rush-hour service.

  • route FF6

    Boulder Junction at Depot Square Station to Union Station via Flatiron Business Park

    This route will provide service between Boulder Junction at Depot Square Station and Union Station, connecting Table Mesa, McCaslin, Broomfield, and Sheridan US 36 stations. Weekday rush-hour service will operate with three morning trips and three afternoon trips.

  • Know Your New Route

    Old New
    BV FF1
    BX/BMX FF2
    86X, BF FF3
    HX FF4
    DM FF5
    S FF6
    T FF1 + E Line
  • Route Adjustments

    As part of the US 36 BRT service plan, the following routes will be affected.

  • route 206

    Service will be discontinued between Boulder Junction at Depot Square Station and the Downtown Boulder Station due to low ridership. Alternate service is provided by routes 205 and HOP. In addition, all day service will be increased to a 30-minute frequency between Boulder Junction at Depot Square Station and Flatiron Business Park.

  • route BV

    Route BV will be replaced by FF1 and serve the Union Station to Downtown Boulder Station service pattern as part of the US 36 Bus Rapid Transit service.

    The total number of local on-street stops is being reduced to decrease travel time.

    The Flatiron Flyer will skip these stops previously served by route BV:

    Broadway at Canyon Broadway at Arapahoe/Marine
    Broadway at University Broadway at College/Pleasant
    Broadway at Regent/20th* Broadway at 27th Way
    Broadway at Rayleigh Broadway at Dartmouth
    Table Mesa Dr. at 40th Table Mesa Dr. at 42nd/43rd
    Table Mesa Dr. at Tantra Table Mesa Dr. at Moorhead
    Wewatta at 21st (Denver stop)
    * This stop to be included in FF service once improvements by City of Boulder and CU are completed.

    Skipped stops listed here only pertain to the Flatiron Flyer route. Stops may still be served by local bus service. Please check current schedules and routes for more information.

    See list of new stops for FF1
  • route BX/BMX

    Route BX/BMX will be replaced by FF2 and serve the Express Union Station to Downtown Boulder Station service pattern as part of the US 36 Bus Rapid Transit service.

    The total number of local on-street stops is being reduced to decrease travel time.

    The Flatiron Flyer will skip these stops previously served by route BX/BMX:

    Broadway at Canyon Broadway at Arapahoe/Marine
    Broadway at University Broadway at College/Pleasant
    Broadway at Regent/20th* Broadway at 27th Way
    Broadway at Rayleigh Broadway at Dartmouth
    Table Mesa Dr. at 40th Table Mesa Dr. at 42nd/43rd
    Table Mesa Dr. at Tantra Table Mesa Dr. at Moorhead
    Wewatta at 21st (Denver stop)

    Skipped stops listed here only pertain to the Flatiron Flyer route. Stops may still be served by local bus service. Please check current schedules and routes for more information.

    See list of new stops for FF2
  • route BF/86X

    Route BF/86X will be replaced by FF3 and serve the Union Station to Broomfield service pattern as part of the US 36 Bus Rapid Transit service.

  • route HX

    Route HX will be replaced by FF4 and serve the Boulder Junction at Depot Square Station to Civic Center Station service pattern as part of the US 36 Bus Rapid Transit service.

    The total number of local on-street stops is being reduced to decrease travel time.

    The Flatiron Flyer will skip these stops previously served by route HX:

    Pearl at 29th 28th at Taft/Sundown
    19th at Arapahoe (Denver stop) 18th and Curtis (Denver stop)
    20th and Arapahoe (Denver stop)

    Skipped stops listed here only pertain to the Flatiron Flyer route. Stops may still be served by local bus service. Please check current schedules and routes for more information.

    See list of new stops for FF4
  • route DM

    Route DM will be replaced by FF5 and serve the Downtown Boulder Station to Anschutz Medical Center as part of the US 36 Bus Rapid Transit service.

    The total number of local on-street stops is being reduced to decrease travel time.

    The Flatiron Flyer will skip these stops previously served by route DM:

    Broadway at Canyon Broadway at College/Pleasant
    Broadway at Regent/20th* Broadway at 27th Way
    Broadway at Dartmouth Table Mesa Dr. at 40th
    Table Mesa Dr. at Tantra
    * This stop to be included in FF service once improvements by City of Boulder and CU are completed.

    Skipped stops listed here only pertain to the Flatiron Flyer route. Stops may still be served by local bus service. Please check current schedules and routes for more information.

    See list of new stops for FF5
  • route S

    Route S will be replaced by FF6 and serve the Boulder Junction at Depot Square Station to Union Station via Flatiron Business Park as part of the US 36 Bus Rapid Transit service.

    The total number of local on-street stops is being reduced to decrease travel time.

    The Flatiron Flyer will skip these stops previously served by route S:

    Pearl at 5200 Pearl at 55th
    Flatiron Pkwy at 55th (55th at Flatiron rte WB) Central at Flatiron Pkwy W
    Central 5700 Central 2500
    Central at Flatiron Ct Central at 57th
    Central at 55th 55th at Central
    Arapahoe at Conestoga (rte EB only) Arapahoe at Commerce (Eisenhower rte WB)
    Arapahoe at MacArthur Arapahoe at Foothills near (farside rte WB)
    Arapahoe at Foothills far (nearside rte WB) Arapahoe at 33rd
    Arapahoe at 29th 28th at Taft (Sundown rte WB)
    Wewatta at 21st (Denver stop)

    Skipped stops listed here only pertain to the Flatiron Flyer route. Stops may still be served by local bus service. Please check current schedules and routes for more information.

    See list of new stops for FF6
  • route T

    Route T will be replaced by FF1 plus the E line to the Denver Tech Center. E line rush-hour service will provide a 15-minute frequency in both directions.

Weekday Frequencies
Bus Rapid Transit Route Eastbound to Denver Westbound to Boulder
AM Peak Midday PM Peak AM Peak Midday PM Peak
FF1 Union Station and Downtown Boulder Station 15 15 15 15 15 15
FF2 Express Union Station and Downtown Boulder Station 10 -- 10 10 -- 10
FF3 Union Station and Broomfield 15 -- -- -- -- 15
FF4 Boulder Junction at Depot Square and Civic Center Station 15 -- 15 15 -- 15
FF5 Downtown Boulder Station and Anschutz 30 -- 3 trips 3 trips -- 30
FF6 Boulder Junction at Depot Square and Union Station -- -- 3 trips 3 trips -- --
Route FF1 stops
  • Downtown Boulder Station
  • Broadway & Euclid
  • Broadway & Baseline
  • 39th & Broadway / Broadway & Table Mesa (WB)
  • US 36 & Table Mesa Station
  • US 36 & McCaslin Station
  • US 36 & Flatiron Station
  • US 36 & Broomfield Station
  • US 36 & Church Ranch Station
  • US 36 & Sheridan Station
  • Park Ave & Delgany / Wewatta (WB)
  • Union Station
Route FF2 stops
  • Downtown Boulder Station
  • Broadway & Euclid
  • Broadway & Baseline
  • 39th & Broadway / Broadway & Table Mesa (WB)
  • US 36 & Table Mesa Station
  • US 36 & McCaslin Station
  • Park Ave & Delgany / Wewatta (WB)
  • Union Station
Route FF3 stops
  • US 36 & Broomfield Station
  • US 36 & Church Ranch Station
  • US 36 & Sheridan Station
  • Union Station
Route FF4 stops
  • Boulder Junction at Depot Square Station
  • 28th & Walnut / 28th & Canyon (WB)
  • 28th & Arapahoe
  • 28th & Colorado / 28th & College (WB)
  • US 36 & Table Mesa Station
  • US 36 & McCaslin Station
  • US 36 & Flatiron Station
  • US 36 & Broomfield Station
  • US 36 & Sheridan Station
  • Park Ave & Delgany / Wewatta
  • 20th & Larimer / 19th & Market (EB)
  • 18th & California / 19th & Stout (EB)
  • 18th & Welton / Broadway & Glenarm (EB)
  • Civic Center Station
Route FF5 stops
  • Downtown Boulder Station
  • Broadway & Euclid
  • Broadway & Baseline
  • 39th & Broadway / Broadway & Table Mesa (WB)
  • US 36 & Table Mesa Station
  • US 36 & McCaslin Station
  • US 36 & Broomfield Station
  • US 36 & Sheridan Station
  • Quentin & 19th Pl
  • Quentin & 17th Pl
  • Quentin & 16th Ave
  • Aurora Ct & 16th Ave
  • Aurora Ct & 17th Ave
  • 17th Pl & Aurora Ct
  • Colfax & Vaughn
  • Colfax & Wheeling
  • Colfax & Fitzsimons Pkwy
Route FF6 stops
  • Boulder Junction at Depot Square Station
  • Pearl Pkwy & Pearl E. Cir E. / Pearl Pkwy & 49th
  • Central Ave & Flatiron Pkwy E
  • Arapahoe & 55th
  • Arapahoe & 48th
  • Arapahoe & 38th / Arapahoe & Marine
  • Arapahoe & 30th
  • 28th & Arapahoe
  • 28th & Colorado / 28th & College
  • US 36 & Table Mesa Station
  • US 36 & McCaslin Station
  • US 36 & Broomfield Station
  • US 36 & Sheridan Station
  • Park Ave & Delgany / Wewatta
  • Union Station

ADDITIONAL JANUARY SERVICE CHANGES

The following additional January service changes are not associated with the opening of the US 36 Bus Rapid Transit service.

Final changes for Local/Limited bus routes

  • route 3

    The deviation into the Havana & Alameda Park-n-Ride will be discontinued. Passengers may instead use stops on Alameda. Service will also be rerouted in Cherry Creek via Adams Street instead of Madison Street between Bayaud Avenue and Ellsworth Avenue.

  • route 3L

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 4

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 8

    The route will be extended from 120th to 144th and Huron Street to provide service to the Orchards Mall development. Weekday morning and evening rush-hour service will operate every 30 minutes on the extension. The loop at 124th and Pecos will be discontinued and will operate instead on Huron Street where on-street connections will be made at Huron Street and 120th Avenue.

  • route 9

    Trips starting at 31st and Ringsby (Platte Division) will instead start at Larimer and 20th. Trips currently starting at 31st and Ringsby will instead operate on route 48.

  • route 10

    The eastbound trips will be rerouted to operate on Wazee Street between 15th and 17th streets, and on 17th Street between Wazee and Market streets. Service will be discontinued on Wazee Street west of 15th Street, on 14th Street, and Market Street. Schedule adjustments will also be made to evening rush-hour service to and from Buckley Air Force Base.

  • route 11

    The deviation via Cherry Street and Cherry Creek Drive South, north of Mississippi Avenue in Glendale will be discontinued. Alternate service will be provided by route 46. Service will also be rerouted via Blackhawk Street instead of Abilene Street between Mississippi and Exposition avenues in Aurora.

  • route 15

    Eastbound service will be rerouted from the Auraria Campus via 11th Street, Auraria Parkway, Market Street, 17th Street and resume on the regular route.

  • route 16

    Late night trips between Civic Center Station and Decatur-Federal Station from 10:20 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. will be discontinued.

  • route 21

    Late evening schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 28

    Service will be rerouted onto 26th Avenue between Lowell Boulevard and Clay Street. Additionally, route 28B will be rerouted to continue on 26th Avenue between Quitman Street and Lowell Boulevard. Route 28B will continue service on Lowell Boulevard and 29th Avenue. Schedule adjustments will also be made.

  • route 30

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 31

    Saturday 15 minute frequency will be extended between Evans Avenue and 72nd by two hours. An additional bus will be added to the cycle on both Saturday and Sunday to improve weekend on-time performance. Weekday schedule adjustments will also be made.

  • route 31X

    Route 31X will be renamed to route 31L. A new on-street bus stop will be placed on 70th Avenue at Broadway, due to the closure of the 70th Avenue and Broadway Park-n-Ride. Schedule adjustments will also be made.

    Due to our new fare structure that will take effect on January 1, 2016, Express bus routes will be reclassified as either Local or Regional fare. Route 31X will be reclassified as a Local fare.

  • route 32

    Weekend service will be extended from downtown Denver to Colorado Boulevard and will provide weekend service to the Denver Zoo. Schedule adjustments will also be made.

  • route 33

    Final schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route 38

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 44

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 48

    Trips currently operating on route 9 between 31st and Ringsby (Platte Division) will instead operate on route 48.

  • route 50

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 51

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 65

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 72

    A new on-street bus stop will be placed on 70th Avenue at Broadway, due to the closure of the 70th Avenue and Broadway Park-n-Ride.

  • route 73

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 79L

    Route 79L will be renamed to route 83D. Weekday westbound 15 minute frequency will be extended by one hour at the end of the morning rush-hour along Leetsdale and through Cherry Creek. Eastbound 15 minute frequency will also be extended by one hour at the start of the evening rush-hour.

    The westbound route 83L trip at 8:39 a.m. will be converted to a route 83D trip. Additionally, weekday morning rush-hour trips will be added at 9:09 a.m. and 9:39 a.m. from Nine Mile Station, and two midday eastbound trips at 1:16 p.m. and 1:46 p.m. will be added from Civic Center Station.

    On Saturdays for route 83L one trip per hour will be rerouted as route 83D between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., which will provide service along South Quebec Way and South Dayton.

  • route 80X

    Route 80X will be renamed to route 80L.

    Due to our new fare structure that will take effect on January 1, 2016, Express bus routes will be reclassified as either Local or Regional fare. Route 80X will be reclassified as a Local fare.

  • route 83L

    A weekend westbound trip at 7:40 a.m. will be added to relieve passenger overloads on the 7:25 a.m. trip.

    Route 79L will be renamed to route 83D. The westbound route 83L trip at 8:39 a.m. will be converted to a route 83D trip. Weekday morning rush-hour trips will be added at 9:09 a.m. and 9:39 a.m. from Nine Mile Station, and two midday eastbound trips at 1:16 p.m. and 1:46 p.m. will be added from Civic Center Station.

    On Saturdays for route 83L one trip per hour will be rerouted as route 83D between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., which will provide service along South Quebec Way and South Dayton.

  • route 100

    Weekday schedule adjustments will be made to improve on-time performance.

  • route 112

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 120

    The westbound trip at 7:05 a.m. will be extended from Wagon Road Park-n-Ride to Prairie Center Parkway and 27th Avenue.

  • route 145X

    The current northbound trip at 2:45 p.m. will move to 3:00 p.m. in order to better match work shift end times for Denver International Airport employees.

    Due to our new fare structure that will take effect on January 1, 2016, Express bus routes will be reclassified as either Local or Regional fare. Route 145X will be reclassified as a Local fare, except for trips to the airport which are classified as Airport fare.

  • route 169L

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 204

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 205

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 206

    The segment of the route between Boulder Junction at Depot Square Station and Downtown Boulder Station will be discontinued due to low ridership. Alternate service will be provided by routes 205 and HOP. Schedule adjustments will also be made.

  • route 225

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 323

    Service will be rerouted along Hover Street, between Nelson Road and Diagonal Highway 119. This service adjustment will result in the discontinuation of service along Diagonal Highway 119 between Hover Street and Nelson Road and the discontinuation of service along Nelson Road between Diagonal Highway 119 and Hover Street. This reroute is a request from the City of Longmont for better service to the Village at the Twin Peaks Mall. Schedule adjustments will also be made.

  • route DASH

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

Call-n-Rides

  • Golden Call-n-Ride

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

Final changes for Regional and SkyRide bus routes

  • route 104X

    The last northbound trip will be discontinued.

    Due to our new fare structure that will take effect on January 1, 2016, Express bus routes will be reclassified as either Local or Regional fare. Route 104X will be reclassified as a Regional fare.

  • route 120X

    One morning southbound rush-hour trip at 8:35 a.m. will be added from Wagon Road Park-n-Ride to Union Station. Schedule adjustments will also be made.

    Due to our new fare structure that will take effect on January 1, 2016, Express bus routes will be reclassified as either Local or Regional fare. Route 120X will be reclassified as a Regional fare, except for trips from the Thornton Park-n-Ride which are classified as Local fare.

  • route 122X

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

    Due to our new fare structure that will take effect on January 1, 2016, Express bus routes will be reclassified as either Local or Regional fare. Route 122X will be reclassified as a Regional fare, except for trips from the Thornton Park-n-Ride which are classified as Local fare.

  • route AB

    One weekday eastbound trip at 5:30 a.m. from US 36 & Table Mesa Park-n-Ride to Denver Airport will be added. Schedule adjustments will also be made.

  • route AT

    A trip at 5:02 a.m. will be added from Airport Blvd and 40th Ave Park-n-Ride to Denver International Airport to relieve passenger overloads.

  • route BOLT

    The Monarch Business Park loop will be discontinued due to low ridership. Schedule adjustments will also be made.

  • route CV

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route GS

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route J

    The segment of the route south of Euclid and 18th Street will be discontinued due to low ridership. Alternate service will be provided by the DASH, SKIP, and 204. In addition, the weekday northbound trip at 6:03 p.m. will be discontinued due to low ridership. Schedule adjustments will also be made.

  • route L

    Weekday midday service will increase to every 60 minutes and northbound service hours will be extended to 10:00 p.m. Saturday service hours will be adjusted to approximately 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and service will be provided every 90 minutes.

  • route N

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

Final changes to Rail

  • E line

    Trains will be added in the morning and evening rush-hour cycles to reach a 15 minute frequency. Southbound trips from Union Station will be added at 6:58 a.m., 8:13 a.m., 3:28 p.m., 3:58 p.m., 5:28 p.m., 5:58 p.m. and 6:28 p.m. Northbound trips from Lincoln will be added at 5:09 a.m., 6:24 a.m., 7:54 a.m., 8:24 a.m., 3:09 p.m., 3:39 p.m., and 4:39 p.m. A northbound trip at 4:54 a.m. from Southmoor Station will also be added. The increased service will help transfers to the new Flatiron Flyer routes, W line, and the new commuter rail lines opening in 2016. Schedule adjustments between 6:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. from Union Station will also be made.

  • F line

    Weekday schedule adjustments between 6:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. will be made.

  • W line

    Schedule adjustments will be made.