Proposed 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.

Proposed service changes

Routes affected

Proposed Changes for Local/Limited Bus Routes

  • route 3

    It is proposed to consolidate bus stops along Route 3. This proposal would eliminate the following bus stop locations, 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

    Proposed minor schedule adjustments would be made to improve on-time performance.

  • route 12

    It is proposed to consolidate bus stops along Route 12. This proposal would eliminate the following bus stop locations, 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)
    • 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) and Hampden Avenue and Pearl Street (westbound) would be consolidated into a new stop at Hampden Avenue and Clarkson Street (westbound)
    • Girard Avenue and Lincoln Street (westbound)

  • route 16

    Proposed minor schedule adjustments would be made to improve on-time performance.

  • route 19

    Proposed weekday adjustments would be made to improve on-time performance.

  • route 20

    It is proposed to consolidate bus stops along Route 20. This proposal would eliminate the following bus stop locations, 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
    • 20th Avenue and Reed Street
    • 20th Avenue and Quail Street
    • 20th Avenue and Youngfield Street (southwest)
    • 14000 Denver West Parkway
    • Syracuse Street and 22nd Avenue
    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 Reed Street
    • 20th Avenue and Vance Street
    • 23rd Avenue and Roslyn Street
    • 14000 Denver West Parkway

  • route 28/28B

    It is proposed to reroute westbound service to operate on 19th Avenue between Clarkson Street and Broadway and on Glenarm Place between Broadway and 15th Street.

    It is proposed to discontinue Route 28B, all trips will operate as Route 28. Alternate service would operate on Routes 28 and 32.

    This proposal would also discontinue routing on Yates Street, Byron Place, and Sheridan Boulevard, service would remain on 26th Avenue between Sheridan Boulevard and Yates Street. Trips ending at Sheridan Boulevard would continue to utilize the loop.

    Minor schedule adjustments would also be made.

  • route 32

    It is proposed to reroute westbound service to operate on 19th Avenue between Clarkson Street and Broadway and on Glenarm Place between Broadway and 15th Street.

  • route 42

    It is proposed to reduce weekday rush-hour frequency from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes east of 40th Ave & Airport Blvd/Gateway Station through Green Valley Ranch.

  • route 43

    Proposed schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route 44

    It is proposed to reroute service via 48th Avenue to Colorado Boulevard and 40th & Colorado Station.

  • route 45

    It is proposed reduce rush-hour frequency from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes.

  • route 83D

    It is proposed to add eastbound trips 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

    It is proposed to discontinue service due to low ridership.

  • route 90L

    It is proposed to change the name of the route to FF7, which would incorporate the route into the Flatiron Flyer.

  • route 153

    Proposed schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route 205/205T

    Proposed weekday schedule adjustments would be made to improve on-time performance.

  • route 323

    Proposed weekday schedule adjustments would be made to improve on-time performance.

  • route BOUND

    It is proposed to reduce weekday frequency from every 10 minutes to every 15 minutes within Boulder.

  • route JUMP

    It is proposed to reduce weekday frequency from every 10 minutes to every 15 minutes within Boulder.

Proposed Changes for Regional Routes

  • route 104X

    It is proposed to shift the last northbound trip at 5:25 p.m. from Union Station to 5:28 p.m. to provide better connections with Local and Regional routes.

  • route BOLT

    Proposed weekend schedule adjustments would be made to improve on-time performance.

  • route CV/CS/CX

    It is proposed to shift the CV trip at 6:28 a.m. from Pine Junction to instead start at 6:10 a.m., which would arrive at Civic Center Station at 7:20 a.m.

  • route EV/ES/EX

    It is proposed to discontinue Route ES service along the Frontage Road between Lewis Ridge Road and Chestnut Drive.

  • route FF4

    It is proposed to shift the trip departing Boulder Junction at Depot Square Station at 3:20 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Proposed Changes for Rail Service

  • route C Line

    It is proposed to increase weekday rush-hour frequency from every 30 minutes to every 15 minutes, and extend late night service similar to the E Line. This proposal would 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. A mix of 2- and 3-car trains would be available, similar to the W Line. It is also proposed to operate the C Line on weekend and holiday evenings and late nights instead of the D Line; frequencies and hours of service on the C Line would be similar to the existing D Line.

  • route D Line

    It is proposed to reduce weekday rush-hour frequency 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 would be replaced by the increase in service on the C Line and new L Line. It is proposed to reduce weekday midday service from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes. Weekday midday service to the Littleton/Mineral Station would have a combined 15-minute frequency between the C and D lines, similar to the E and F lines to Lincoln Station. It is also proposed to reduce evening and late night service, alternate service would be provided by C Line and Line trips. These proposed changes would 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. This proposal would maintain the same frequencies as current service between downtown and the Littleton/Mineral Station.

    It is also proposed to reduce late night service Sunday through Thursday nights. The last trip would depart from downtown Denver after 12:00 a.m. instead of after 1:00 a.m.

  • route E Line

    It is proposed to reduce late night service Sunday through Thursday nights. The last trip would depart from downtown Denver after 12:00 a.m. instead of after 1:00 a.m.

  • route F Line

    Proposed minor schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route H Line

    It is proposed to reduce late night service Sunday through Thursday nights. The last trip would depart from downtown Denver after 12:00 a.m. instead of after 1:00 a.m. Proposed minor schedule adjustments would also be made.

  • route L Line

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

  • route R Line

    It is proposed to reduce service during off-peak hours south of the Florida Station. Weekday rush-hour service would run from the Peoria Station to Lincoln Station approximately between 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This proposal would maintain 15-minute frequency through Aurora most of the day. Weekday off-peak hours, the R Line would travel from the Peoria Station to the Florida Station, where service would then convert to the H Line to downtown Denver, passengers traveling to the Denver Tech Center could transfer to the E or F lines at Southmoor Station.

  • route W Line

    It is proposed to reduce weekday frequency from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and all day on weekends from the Jefferson County Government Center/Golden Station to Federal Center Station. Westbound trains would alternate between ending at the Jefferson County Government Center/Golden Station and Federal Center Station, and eastbound trains would alternate departing between the Jefferson County Government Center/Golden Station and Federal Center Station.

    It is also proposed to reduce late night service Sunday through Thursday nights. The last trip would depart from downtown Denver after 12:00 a.m. instead of after 1:00 a.m.