Final Service Changes - May 2019

Effective May 19, 2019

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 took effect on May 19, 2019.

Final service changes

Routes affected

Final Changes for Local/Limited Bus Routes

  • route 1

    The east terminal will move from Birch Street and Virginia Avenue to Virginia Avenue and Cherry Street, immediately behind the King Soopers at Leetsdale and Cherry Street for better customer convenience.

  • route 15

    Trips will be added between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. east of Monaco Parkway to the VA Hospital to relieve passenger overloads. Schedule adjustments will also be made to improve on-time performance.

  • route 15L

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

  • route 16L

    Final schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route 28

    Due to redevelopment at the Applewood Center, the transit terminal at 38th and Youngfield will move to a temporary location at the Ward Road Park-n-Ride at Ward Road and I-70. Passengers traveling to the Applewood Shopping Center will be able to use the existing on-street bus stops.

  • route 32

    Due to redevelopment at the Applewood Center, the transit terminal at 38th and Youngfield will move to a temporary location at the Ward Road Park-n-Ride at Ward Road and I-70. Passengers traveling to the Applewood Shopping Center will be able to use the existing on-street bus stops.

  • route 38

    Due to redevelopment at the Applewood Center, the transit terminal at 38th and Youngfield will move to a temporary location at the Ward Road Park-n-Ride at Ward Road and I-70. Passengers traveling to the Applewood Shopping Center will be able to use the existing on-street bus stops.

  • route 44

    Due to redevelopment at the Applewood Center, the transit terminal at 38th and Youngfield will move to a temporary location at the Ward Road Park-n-Ride at Ward Road and I-70. Route 44 will no longer provide service to the Applewood Shopping Center.

    In addition, eastbound service east of downtown Denver will be rerouted via Larimer Street instead of Lawrence Street between Broadway and Downing Street. This change will consolidate service onto one street. Bus stop improvements will also be made along northbound Larimer to support the reroute

  • route 50

    As part of the overall effort to improve on-time performance, bus stops will be consolidated that will affect Route 50. The following bus stop locations will be eliminated due to low usage and/or close proximity to other stops:

      Northbound
    • Sheridan Boulevard and Amherst Avenue
    • Sheridan Boulevard and 6th Avenue
    • Sheridan Boulevard and Byron Place
      Southbound
    • Sheridan Boulevard and Amherst Avenue
    • Sheridan Boulevard and 22nd Avenue
    • Sheridan Boulevard and 25th Avenue
  • route 51

    Service in Englewood, which has been on detour, will become permanent to address the converted section of Elati Street that the City turned into a one-way operation. The new southbound route via from Kenyon Street towards the Englewood Station will be left on Galapago, right on Ithaca, left on Elati, left on Floyd, to the regular route.

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

      Northbound
    • Sheridan Boulevard and Amherst Avenue
    • Sheridan Boulevard and 6th Avenue
    • Sheridan Boulevard and Byron Place
    • Sheridan Boulevard and 63rd Place
    • Sheridan Boulevard and 75th Avenue
    • Sheridan Boulevard and 77th Avenue
    • Sheridan Boulevard and 79th Avenue
    • 8300 block of Sheridan Boulevard
    • Sheridan Boulevard and 102nd Avenue
    • W 112th Avenue and Stuart Street
      Southbound
    • Sheridan Boulevard and Amherst Avenue
    • Sheridan Boulevard and 22nd Avenue
    • Sheridan Boulevard and 25th Avenue
    • Sheridan Boulevard and 75th Avenue
    • Sheridan Boulevard and 79th Avenue
    • 8300 block of Sheridan Boulevard
    • Sheridan Boulevard and 102nd Avenue
    • W 112th Avenue and Stuart Street
  • route 65

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

  • route 72L

    Route 72L will use gate A at the Ward Road Park-n-Ride at Ward Road and I-70.

  • route 131

    North and eastbound buses will be rerouted north of Yale via Anaheim instead of Abilene Street. This change will provide better access for residents of Heather Gardens by serving the eastbound stop at Yale and Abilene.

  • route Free MetroRide

    Rush-hour service will be reduced from 15 trips per hour to 8 trips per hour due to low ridership.

Final Changes for Summer Seasonal Routes

  • route 204

    Seasonal schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 205

    Seasonal schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 206/206F

    Seasonal schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 208/208F

    Seasonal schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 225

    In an effort to provide safe and accessible service along Talbot Street and Inca Street, trips currently ending at Mohawk Street and Talbot Street will be extended to the Lafayette Park-n-Ride. Weekday rush-hour service will remain at 15 minute frequency, and half hour frequency on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Seasonal schedule adjustments will also be made.

  • route BOUND

    Seasonal schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route DASH

    Seasonal schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route JUMP

    Schedule adjustments specifically in the westbound direction will be made to improve on-time performance.

  • route SKIP

    Seasonal schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route STAMPEDE

    Seasonal schedule adjustments will be made.

Final Changes for Regional Routes

  • route 120X

    The first morning southbound trip will arrive at Union Station at 4:49 a.m. to allow for better connections to the E Line.

  • route N

    Seasonal schedule adjustments will be made.

Final Changes for Rail Service

  • The extension of the E, F and R lines (also known as the Southeast Rail Extension) project is part of RTD’s 2004 voter-approved FasTracks plan to expand rapid transit across the Denver metro region. The project will extend the E, F and R lines by 2.3 miles from Lincoln Station to RidgeGate Station in Lone Tree. The extension will include three new light rail stations:

    • Sky Ridge Station near Sky Ridge Medical Center
    • Lone Tree City Center Station
    • RidgeGate Parkway Station - a Park-n-Ride with 1,300 parking spaces

    The Southeast Rail Extension opened May 19

  • route E Line

    The E Line will be extended from Lincoln Station to the RidgeGate Parkway Station according to the 2004 FasTracks Southeast Rail Extension Plan. Schedule adjustments will also be made.

  • route F Line

    The F Line will be extended from Lincoln Station to the RidgeGate Parkway Station according to the 2004 FasTracks Southeast Rail Extension Plan. Schedule adjustments will also be made.

  • route R Line

    The F Line will be extended from Lincoln Station to the RidgeGate Parkway Station according to the 2004 FasTracks Southeast Rail Extension Plan. Schedule adjustments will also be made.

  • route W Line

    Saturday service will be reduced between Federal Center Station and Jeffco Government Center/Golden Station to every 30 minutes, which will be consistent with Sunday service. This change will require 6 all day trains instead of 7.