Final Service Changes - May 2018

Effective May 20, 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 May 20, 2018.

Final service changes

Routes affected

Final Changes for Local/Limited Bus Routes

  • route 0

    Minor schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 0L

    A new trip at 3:58 p.m. departing Civic Center Station will be added. Minor schedule adjustments will also be made.

  • route 3L

    A westbound trip at 5:35 a.m. will be added from the Aurora Metro Center Station that will arrive at Civic Center Station at 6:15 a.m., and an eastbound trip at 3:14 p.m. from Civic Center Station that will arrive at Aurora Metro Center Station at 4:04 p.m. These trips will not operate east of Sable Blvd.

  • route 4

    Service will be rerouted at the Alameda Station to serve the new gate E location on the westside of Cherokee Street between Dakota Avenue and Alaska Place.

  • route 6

    The following bus stops will be eliminated, due to low usage and/or close proximity to other stops:

      Eastbound
    • 6th Ave and Emerson St.
    • 6th Ave and Franklin St.
    • 6th Ave and Gaylord St.
    • 6th Ave and York St.
    • 6th Ave and Bellaire St.
    • 6th Ave and Dexter St.
    • 8550 Block Lowry Blvd.
    • 9200 Block Lowry Blvd.
    • 6th Ave and Empire St.
    • Abilene St. and Bayaud Ave.
      Westbound
    • Abilene St. and Bayaud Ave.
    • 800 Block Potomac St.
    • 6th Ave. and Empire St.
    • 8550 block Lowry Blvd.
    • Lowry Blvd. and Spruce St.
    • 6th Ave and Ash St.
    • 8th Ave and Elizabeth St.
    • 8th Ave and Vine St.
    • 8th Ave and Gilpin St.
    • 8th Ave and Emerson St.

  • route 10

    Afternoon rush-hour service will operate to and from Elitch Gardens instead of Colfax Avenue and Federal Boulevard. The westbound trip at 5:43 p.m. from 9th Avenue and Clermont Street will be discontinued, which will reduce westbound frequency from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

    Additionally, the following bus stops will be eliminated, due to low usage and/or close proximity to other stops:

      Eastbound
    • 12th Ave. and Emerson St.
    • 12th Ave. and Vine St.
    • 12th Ave. and Jackson St.
    • 9th Ave. and Holly St.
    • 11th Ave. and Elmira St.
    • 11th Ave. and Geneva St.
    • 11th Ave. and Jamaica St.
    • 11th Ave. and Lima St.
    • Peoria St and Quari Ct.
    • 16600 Block Centretech Pkwy
    • 16400 Block Centretech Pkwy
      Westbound
    • 11th Ave. and Jamaica St.
    • 11th Ave. and Hanover St.
    • 11th Ave. and Elmira St.
    • 9th Ave. and Holly St.
    • 4200 Block 9th Ave.
    • Madison St. and 13th Ave.
    • 12th Ave. and Vine St.
    • 12th Ave. and Ogden St.

  • route 11

    Schedule adjustments will be made. The following bus stops will be eliminated, due to low usage and/or close proximity to other stops:

      Eastbound
    • S Gaylord St and Arizona Ave
    • Mississippi Ave and Milwaukee Way
    • Mississippi Ave and Garfield St
    • S Kearney St and Tennessee Ave
    • Mississippi Ave and Kearney St
    • 7100 Block Mississippi Ave
    • Parker Rd and Quince St
    • Mississippi Ave and Clinton St
    • Mississippi Ave and Elmira St
    • Mississippi Ave and Kingston St
    • W Exposition Ave and S Federal Blvd (nearside)
    • W Kentucky Ave and S Wolf St
    • W Mississippi Ave and S Ames St
      Westbound
    • Mississippi Ave and Joliet St
    • Mississippi Ave and Clinton St
    • Parker Rd and Quince St
    • 7100 Block East Mississippi Ave
    • Mississippi Ave and Kearney St
    • Tennessee Ave and Kearney St
    • Mississippi Ave and Garfield St
    • Mississippi Ave and Milwaukee Way
    • S Gaylord St and Arizona Ave
    • W Exposition Ave and S Federal Blvd (farside)
    • W Kentucky Ave and S Wolf St
    • W Mississippi Ave and S Eaton St
    • W Mississippi Ave and S Vance St
  • route 12

    Rush-hour frequency will be reduced south of Colfax Avenue to a consistent 30 minutes. Southbound buses will be rerouted via 19th Ave and Ogden Street, which will avoid the intersection at 18th Avenue.

  • route 14

    Minor schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 15

    Schedule adjustments on late night service. The following bus stops will be eliminated, due to low usage and/or proximity to other stops:

    • Colfax Ave and Logan St (eastbound)
    • Colfax Ave and Ogden St
    • Colfax Ave and Vine St
    • Colfax Ave and Roslyn St
    • Colfax Ave and Chester St (eastbound)
    • Colfax Ave and Quentin St
    • Aurora Ct and 16th Ave (southbound)
    • Colfax Ave and Vaughn St (eastbound)
    • Colfax Ave and Helena St (westbound)
  • route 15L

    Revise stops near the Anschutz Medical Campus for closer proximity to the major facilities: westbound, establish exception stops at Colfax Avenue/Vaughn Street (serving Children’s Hospital), and move the stop at Aurora Court to Scranton Court, to better serve University of Colorado Hospital. No changes for eastbound stops.

  • route 16

    The following bus stops will be eliminated, due to low usage and/or close proximity to other stops:

      Eastbound
    • W Colfax Ave and Delaware St
    • W Colfax Ave and Galapago St
    • W Colfax Ave and Osage St
    • W Colfax Ave and Yates St
    • W Colfax Ave and Chase St
    • W Colfax Ave and Jay St
    • W Colfax Ave and Yarrow St
    • W Colfax Ave and Balsam St
    • W Colfax Ave and Lee St
    • Simms St and W 6th Ave North Frontage Rd
      Westbound
    • W Colfax Ave and 12th St
    • W Colfax Ave and Yates St
    • W Colfax Ave and Chase St
    • W Colfax Ave and Newland St
    • W Colfax Ave and Reed St
    • W Colfax Ave and Wadsworth Blvd (nearside)
    • W Colfax Ave and Yarrow St
    • W Colfax Ave and Balsam St
    • W Colfax Ave and Kipling St (nearside)
  • route 16L

    The following bus stops will be eliminated, due to low usage and/or close proximity to other stops:

      Eastbound
    • W Colfax Ave and Delaware St
    • W Colfax Ave and Galapago St
    • W Colfax Ave and Osage St
      Westbound
    • W Colfax Ave and 12th St
    • W Colfax Ave and Wadsworth Blvd (nearside)
  • route 20

    The following weekday trips will be discontinued due to low ridership: eastbound trip at 8:46 a.m., westbound trip at 5:28 a.m. and the westbound trip at 11:00 p.m. Alternate trips are available 15 minutes earlier and later for the 8:46 a.m. eastbound and the 5:28 a.m. westbound trips. The discontinuation of the 11:00 p.m. westbound trip will make the 10:00 p.m. trip the last trip of the day.

  • route 21

    Minor schedule adjustments will be made. The following bus stops will also be eliminated, due to low usage and/or close proximity to other stops:

      Eastbound
    • Evans Ave and Grant St
    • Evans Ave and Clarkson St
    • Evans Ave and Ogden St
    • Evans Ave and Lafayette St
    • Evans Ave and High St
    • 5000 Block East Evans Ave
    • Evans Ave and Jasmine St
    • Iliff Ave and Valentia St
    • Iliff Ave and Parker Rd (nearside)
    • Iliff Ave and Troy St
    • Sable Blvd and Adriatic Ave
    • W Evans Ave and S Bannock St
    • S Bannock St and W Evans Ave
    • W Evans Ave and S Bryant St
    • W Evans Ave and S Federal Blvd (nearside)
    • W Evans Ave and S Utica St
    • 6300 Block W Jewell Ave
    • W Jewell Ave and S Hoyt St
    • W Alameda Pkwy and S Beech Dr (nearside)
    • W Alameda Pkwy and S Xenon Ct
    • W Alameda Dr and W Center Ave
      Westbound
    • Sable Blvd and Warren Ave
    • Iliff Ave and Warren Dr
    • Iliff Ave and Valentia St
    • Evans Ave and Monaco Pkwy (nearside)
    • 5000 Block East Evans Ave
    • Evans Ave and High St
    • Evans Ave and Lafayette St
    • Evans Ave and Ogden St
    • Evans Ave and Clarkson St
    • Evans Ave and Sherman St
    • Evans Ave and Lincoln St
    • W Evans Ave and S Bannock St
    • S Bannock St and W Evans Ave
    • W Evans Ave and S Bryant St
    • W Evans Ave and S Federal Blvd (nearside)
    • W Jewell Ave and S Marshall St
    • W Jewell Ave and S Garrison St (nearside)
    • W Jewell Ave and S Hoyt St
    • W Alameda Dr and W Center Ave
  • route 27

    Eastbound midday trips in the Denver Tech Center will be shifted by 30 minutes, and the Swedish Hospital loop will be eliminated. Alternate service will be available on Route 12 and the Englewood Trolley (former ART shuttle) along Downing Street and Hampden Avenue.

  • route 28

    Minor schedule adjustments will be made to improve service consistency.

  • route 32

    Minor schedule adjustments will be made to improve service consistency.

  • route 34

    Minor schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 38

    Minor schedule adjustments will be made to improve service consistency. The following bus stops will be eliminated, due to low usage and/or close proximity to other stops:

      Eastbound
    • Larimer St and 19th St
    • 22nd St and Blake St
    • W 38th Ave and Bryant St
    • W 38th Ave and Federal Blvd (nearside)
    • W 38th Ave and Newton St
    • W 38th Ave and Yates St
    • W 38th Ave and Benton St
    • W 38th Ave and Fenton St
    • W 38th Ave and Newland St
    • W 38th Ave and Reed St
    • W 38th Ave and Kipling St (nearside)
    • W 38th Ave and Wright Ct
      Westbound
    • W 38th Ave and Kalamath St
    • W 38th Ave and Federal Blvd (nearside)
    • W 38th Ave and Newton St
    • W 38th Ave and Yates St
    • W 38th Ave and Sheridan Blvd (nearside)
    • W 38th Ave and Benton St
    • W 38th Ave and Eaton St
    • W 38th Ave and Marshall St
  • route 42

    Westbound buses will be rerouted and bus stop moved in the Walmart shopping center at Tower Road and Salida Street, to pick up passengers at the new bus stop location near the Del Taco. Buses will exit the shopping center via Walden Street. This change will provide safer turning onto westbound Salida Street.

  • route 43

    The following weekday trips will be discontinued, due to low ridership:

    • Eastbound trip at 4:29 a.m.
    • Eastbound trip at 4:59 a.m.
    • Westbound trip at 5:10 a.m.
    • Westbound trip at 6:40 a.m.
  • route 45

    Westbound buses will be rerouted and bus stop moved in the Walmart shopping center at Tower Road and Salida Street, to pick up passengers at the new bus stop location near the Del Taco. Buses will exit the shopping center via Walden Street. This change will provide safer turning onto westbound Salida Street.

  • route 46

    The route will be extended from Colorado Center Station to the University Hills area on Saturdays and Sundays.

  • route 55L

    Minor schedule adjustments will be made. Note: Route 55L will be discontinued with the implementation of the G Line.

  • route 62

    Weekday midday frequency will be reduced from every 30 minutes to hourly, due to low ridership.

  • route 65

    The following weekday trips will be discontinued due to low ridership:

    • Northbound trip at 3:43 a.m.
    • Northbound trip at 11:05 p.m.
    • Southbound trip at 11:55 p.m.
  • route 83D/83L

    Schedule adjustments will be made. The following bus stops will be eliminated due to low usage and/or close proximity to other stops:

      Eastbound
    • Parker Rd and Quince St
    • Parker Rd/Mississippi Ave (farside)
    • Parker Rd and Dayton St
    • Parker Rd and Iliff Ave (nearside)
    • Yale Ave and Havana St (nearside)
      Westbound
    • Quebec Way and Florida Ave (nearside)
    • Parker Rd and Yale Ave (nearside)
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    • Parker Rd and Quince St
    • Leetsdale Dr and Hudson St
    • Alameda Ave and Leetsdale Dr
  • route 105

    Rush-hour frequency will be reduced south of Southmoor Station to Ulster Street and Tufts Avenue from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes. The following bus stops will be eliminated due to low usage and/or close proximity to other stops:

    • Havana St and Alameda Ave, southbound (nearside)
    • Havana and 1200 South, both directions

  • route 112

    Schedule adjustments will be made to improve on-time performance and allow for connections at US 36 & Broomfield Station. Additionally, the route will be realigned between US 36 & Broomfield Station and 112th Avenue via Uptown Avenue to provide better connections to the Arista Development and new housing along the eastside of US 36 and 112th Avenue to Main Street.

  • route 120

    Route will be realigned between US 36 & Broomfield Station and 120th Avenue via Uptown Avenue, 112th Avenue, Main Street to 120th Street. Schedule adjustments will also be made.

  • route 121

    The northbound trip at 3:24 a.m. will be discontinued.

  • route 128

    Route will be realigned between US 36 & Broomfield Station and Midway Boulevard via Destination Drive, SH128 (bridge), the new Wadsworth Boulevard, 118th Avenue, Commerce Street, and Nickel Street, to allow for better connections. Schedule adjustments will also be made to improve on-time performance.

  • route 153

    Reroute service south of the Aurora Metro Center Station via Exposition Avenue instead of Alameda Parkway. Passengers currently boarding at the stop on Alameda Parkway will be accommodated by a new stop on Exposition.

  • route 169

    Westbound buses will be rerouted and bus stop moved in the Walmart shopping center at Tower Road and Salida Street, to pick up passengers at the new bus stop location near the Del Taco. Buses will exit the shopping center via Walden Street. This change will provide safer turning onto westbound Salida Street.

  • route 169L

    Begin northbound trips at Smoky Hill and Pheasant Run Parkway, and end southbound trips at Smoky Hill and Buckley Road, which will eliminate duplication of service with Route 169.

  • route Free MetroRide

    Minor schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route JUMP

    Discontinue the west-end loop between Broadway and 9th Street, due to low ridership.

Final Changes for Regional Routes

  • route 120X

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 122X

    Schedule adjustments between 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. will be made.

  • route AA

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route AB

    The trip at 5:58 a.m. leaving Downtown Boulder Station will move to instead leave from Boulder Junction at Depot Square Station at 5:58 a.m., and move the current trips at 4:50 p.m. and 5:50 p.m. leaving Denver Airport Station arriving at Downtown Boulder Station to instead leave Denver Airport Station and arrive at Boulder Junction at Depot Square Station at 6:04 p.m. and 7:03 p.m.

  • route BOLT

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

  • route GS

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route LD

    Saturday northbound trips at 8:35 p.m. and 10:05 p.m. leaving Union Station will instead leave Union Station at 8:39 p.m. and 10:09p.m. Additionally, the Saturday southbound trips at 9:42 p.m. and 11:12 p.m. leaving the 8th & Coffman Park-n-Ride will instead leave 8th & Coffman Park-n-Ride at 10:01 p.m. and 11:31 p.m.

  • route LX2

    Weekday southbound trip at 5:52 a.m. leaving 8th & Coffman Park-n-Ride will instead leave at 5:49 a.m.

  • route N

    Seasonal schedule adjustments will be made with no service to the Eldora Ski Resort.

  • route RC/RX

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

Final Changes for Summer Service Routes

  • route 204

    Other route related changes as result of changes to summer service levels.

  • route 206/206F

    Other route related changes as result of changes to summer service levels.

  • route 208/208F

    Other route related changes as result of changes to summer service levels.

  • route 225

    Other route related changes as result of changes to summer service levels.

  • route BOUND

    Other route related changes as result of changes to summer service levels.

  • route DASH

    Other route related changes as result of changes to summer service levels.

  • route JUMP

    Discontinue the west-end loop between Broadway and 9th Street, due to low ridership.

  • route SKIP

    Other route related changes as result of changes to summer service levels.

  • route STAMPEDE

    Other route related changes as result of changes to summer service levels.

Final Changes for Rail Service

  • route C Line

    Minor schedule adjustments will be made on all service days.

  • route D Line

    Minor schedule adjustments will be made on all service days. Additionally, a new southbound trip at 10:02 p.m. will be added from the 18th & Stout Station.

  • route R Line

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

Final Changes for Special Services

  • route BuffRide

    The following BuffRide routes will be discontinued due to low ridership or where duplicate service exists:

    • CB44 – Nine Mile Station, alternate service will be available on the H Line to downtown Denver for connections to Flatiron Flyer service.
    • CB52 – Southmoor and I-25 & Broadway stations, alternate service will be available on the E Line to downtown Denver for connections to Flatiron Flyer service.
    • CB6 – Federal Center Station, alternate service will be available on the W Line with connections to Flatiron Flyer service. No alternate service will be available for passengers traveling from Wadsworth Blvd and Hampden Ave.
    • CB12 – US 36 & Sheridan, US 36 & Broomfield, and US 36 & McCaslin stations, alternate service will be available on Flatiron Flyer service.
  • route CUvsCSU

    The following CU vs CSU routes will be discontinued due to low ridership or where duplicate service exists:

    • RM24 – Alameda and Havana, alternate service will be available on Route 3 with connections to the C or E lines.
    • RM38 – Federal Shuttle, alternate service will be available on Route 31.
    • RM44 – Nine Mile Station, alternate service will be available on the H Line with connections to the C or E lines.
    • RM12 – US 36 & Sheridan, alternate service will be available on the Flatiron Flyer with connections to the C, E, and W lines.
    • RM64 – Ward Road
    • RM8 – Olde Town Arvada, alternate service will be provided on the G Line when in service with connections to the C, E, and W lines.