Final Service Changes - January 2018

Effective January 14, 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 January 14, 2018.

Final service changes

Routes affected

Final Changes for Local/Limited Bus Routes

  • route 0

    Minor schedule adjustments will be made. Route 0 will also change gates at Union Station from Gate B4 to Gate B7 weekdays from noon to approximately 2:00 a.m. and weekend service.

  • route 3

    Bus stops will be consolidated along Route 3. The following bus stop locations will be eliminated due to low usage and close proximity to other bus stops:

    • Alameda Avenue and Allison Parkway (eastbound)
    • Alameda Avenue and Ames Street (eastbound)
    • Alameda Avenue and Osceola Street
    • Alameda Avenue and Morrison Road (eastbound)
    • Alameda Avenue and Grove Street (eastbound)
    • Alameda Avenue and Eliot Street (westbound)
    • Alameda Avenue and Grant Street (westbound)
    • Alameda Avenue and Logan Street (eastbound)
    • Alameda Avenue and Humboldt Street (eastbound)
    • Alameda Avenue and Franklin Street (westbound)
    • University Boulevard and Cedar Avenue
    • University Boulevard and Cherry Creek Drive (southbound)
    • Alameda Avenue and Cherry Street
    • Alameda Avenue and Elm Street
    • Alameda Avenue and Grape Street
    • Alameda Avenue and Jersey Street
    • Alameda Avenue and Leyden Street
    • Alameda Avenue and Xenia (westbound)
    • Alameda Avenue and Cedar Circle

  • route 9

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

  • route 12

    Bus stops will be consolidated along Route 12. The following bus stop locations will be eliminated due to low usage and close proximity to other bus stops:

    • Washington Street and 48th Avenue
    • Downing Street and 28th Avenue
    • Corona Street and 14th Avenue (southbound)
    • Corona Street and 13th Avenue (southbound)
    • Corona Street and 3rd Avenue (southbound)
    • Downing Street and 14th Avenue (northbound)
    • Downing Street and Ellsworth Avenue
    • Louisiana Avenue and Pearl Street (eastbound) not at the Louisiana & Pearl Station
    • Iowa Avenue and Emerson Street
    • Downing Street and Jewell Avenue
    • Hampden Avenue and Ogden Street (westbound)
    • Hampden Avenue and Emerson Street (eastbound)
    • • Hampden Avenue and Emerson Street (westbound) will be moved to a new stop at Hampden Avenue and Clarkson Street (westbound)
    • Girard Avenue and Lincoln Street (westbound)

  • route 16

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

  • route 19

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

  • route 20

    Bus stops will be consolidated along Route 20. The following bus stop locations will be eliminated due to low usage and close proximity to other bus stops:

    Eastbound

    • 17th Avenue and Sherman Street
    • 17th Avenue and Pearl Street
    • 17th Avenue and Lafayette Street
    • 17th Avenue and Race Street
    • 17th Avenue and Gaylord Street
    • Syracuse Street and 22nd Avenue
    • 20th Avenue and Quail Street
    • 20th Avenue and Youngfield Street (southwest)
    • 14000 Denver West Parkway
    Westbound
    • 17th Avenue and Harrison Street
    • 18th Avenue and Vine Street
    • 18th Avenue and Marion Street
    • 18th Avenue and Emerson Street
    • 18th Avenue and Pennsylvania Street
    • 20th Avenue and Vance Street
    • 23rd Avenue and Roslyn Street
    • 14000 Denver West Parkway

  • route 28/28B

    Route 28B will be discontinued. All Route 28B trips will be converted to Route 28.

    Routing on Yates Street, Byron Place, Sheridan Boulevard will be discontinued on Route 28, service will remain on 26th Avenue between Sheridan Boulevard and Yates Street. Minor schedule adjustments will also be made.

  • route 34

    Service on the Route 34 will be extended from Central Park Station via Central Park Boulevard and Martin Luther King Boulevard east to Iola Street (one block east of Havana Street). Morning rush-hour service will be increased to 30-minute frequency.

  • route 42

    Weekday rush-hour frequency will be reduced from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes east of 40th Ave & Airport Blvd/Gateway Station through Green Valley Ranch. Rush-hour frequency will remain every 15 minutes through Montbello to Central Park Station.

  • route 43

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 44

    Service will be rerouted via 48th Avenue to Colorado Boulevard and 40th & Colorado Station.

  • route 45

    Rush-hour frequency will be reduced from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes.

  • route 80L

    Route 80L will change gates at Union Station from Gate B7 to Gate B9.

  • route 83D

    Eastbound trips will be added at 9:15 a.m. and 11:17 a.m. on Route 83D from downtown via Dayton Street and Quebec Way, and westbound trips at 10:09 a.m. and 12:09 p.m. from Nine Mile Station.

  • route 89

    Service will be discontinued due to low ridership. Extended Route 34 will serve the Eastbridge neighborhood in Stapleton.

  • route 90L

    The name of the route will change to FF7, which will incorporate the route into the Flatiron Flyer.

  • route 153

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 205/205T

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

  • route 209

    Coordinated schedule adjustments will be made with Route STAMPEDE to improve on-time performance.

  • route 225/225D/225E

    The weekday westbound trip at 7:04 a.m. from Lafayette Park-n-Ride will be moved to 7:19 a.m.

  • route 323

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

  • route STAMPEDE

    Coordinated schedule adjustments will be made with Route 209 to improve on-time performance.

Final Changes for Regional Routes

  • route 104X

    The last northbound trip at 5:25 p.m. from Union Station will be shifted to 5:28 p.m. to provide better connections with Local and Regional routes. Route 104X will also change gates at Union Station from Gate B7 to Gate B9.

  • route 122X

    The northbound trip at 4:49 p.m. from Civic Center Station will be moved to 4:52 p.m., and the trip at 5:04 p.m. from 18th and California will be moved to 5:01 p.m.

  • route AB

    Eastbound trips arriving to Denver International Airport will be adjusted to arrive 3 minutes later for better on-time performance.

  • route BOLT

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

  • route ES

    Service will be discontinued along the Frontage Road between Lewis Ridge Road and Chestnut Drive.

  • route LX

    Route LX will change gates at Union Station from Gate B17 to Gate B19 weekdays from noon to approximately 6:00 p.m.

  • route FF1

    Route FF1 will change gates at Union Station from Gate B19 to Gate B17 weekdays from noon to approximately 2:00 a.m. and weekend service.

  • route FF4

    Trips at 3:18 p.m. and 3:20 p.m. from Boulder Junction at Depot Square Station will be shifted to 3:10 p.m. and 3:25 p.m. Schedule adjustments will be made to improve on-time performance.

  • route FF5

    Schedule adjustments will be made to improve on-time performance.

  • route FF7new

    The name of Route 90L will be changed to FF7, which will incorporate the route into the Flatiron Flyer. Schedule adjustments will also be made to improve on-time performance.

Final Changes for Rail Service

  • route C Line

    Weekday rush-hour frequency will increase from every 30 minutes to every 15 minutes, and late night service will be extended similar to the E Line. This will serve the growing demand for service during special events around Union Station and at the Pepsi Center, Elitch Gardens, and Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The C Line will also operate on weekend and holiday evenings and late nights instead of the D Line, frequencies and hours of service on the C Line will be similar to the existing D Line.

  • route D Line

    Weekday rush-hour frequency will be reduced from an average of every 10 minutes to every 15 minutes and increase train lengths from 3 to 4 cars. The reduced frequency during weekday rush hours will be replaced by the increase in service on the C Line and new L Line. Weekday midday service will be reduced from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes. Weekday midday service to the Littleton/Mineral Station will have a combined 15-minute frequency between the C and D lines, similar to the E and F lines to Lincoln Station. Evening and late night service will be reduced, alternate service will be provided by C Line and L Line trips. These changes will provide improved evening and weekend service to the Union Station area, including airport connections and events at the Pepsi Center, Elitch Gardens, and Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The same service frequencies will remain the same between downtown and the Littleton/Mineral Station.

    Sunday through Thursday late night service will also be reduced. The last trip will depart from downtown Denver after 12:00 a.m. instead of after 1:00 a.m.

  • route E Line

    Sunday through Thursday late night service will also be reduced. The last trip will depart from downtown Denver after 12:00 a.m. instead of after 1:00 a.m.

  • route F Line

    Minor schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route H Line

    Sunday through Thursday late night service will also be reduced. The last trip will depart from downtown Denver before 12:00 a.m. instead of before 1:00 a.m. Minor schedule adjustments will also be made.

  • route L Line

    The operation of the D Line will be separated into two lines, the D and L lines. The D Line will operate on its current route between the Littleton/Mineral Station and downtown, with all trains turning at 19th Street. The Welton Street segment will operate as the L Line, as proposed in the Central Rail Extension Mobility Study. The L Line will operate between downtown and the 30th & Downing Station, with all trains turning at 14th Street. These changes will improve reliability of service along Welton Street, especially in the northbound direction.

  • route R Line

    Weekend and holiday frequency will be reduced from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes, which will better meet the current ridership demand. Minor schedule adjustments will be made to improve connections at Peoria Station.

  • route W Line

    Weekday and Saturday evening and all day Sunday frequency will be reduced from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes between Federal Center Station and Jefferson County Government Center/Golden Station. Westbound trains will alternate between ending at the Jefferson County Government Center/Golden Station and Federal Center Station, and eastbound trains will alternate departing between the Jefferson County Government Center/Golden Station and Federal Center Station.

    Sunday through Thursday late night service will also be reduced. The last trip will depart from downtown Denver after 12:00 a.m. instead of after 1:00 a.m. Minor schedule adjustments will also be made.