RTD cheers on the Colorado Avalanche as they seek to win the Stanley Cup

It all comes down to this. Thirty-two teams went to war over the course of 82 games for a coveted spot in the National Hockey League (NHL) Stanley Cup Playoffs. When the metaphorical blizzard settled, only 16 were left standing, battle-tested and prepared to win at all costs for a shot at Lord Stanley’s Cup. The Colorado Avalanche emerged from the gauntlet that was the Western Conference bracket victorious, ready to take on the best from the Eastern Conference – the Tampa Bay Lightning, a team who won the Cup in 2020 and successfully defended it in 2021.  

The stage is set for an all-time classic battle of the titans. MacKinnon vs. Stamkos. Landeskog vs. Kucherov. Makar vs. Hedman. Kemper vs. Vasilevskiy. First team to four wins cements their name in sports history for the rest of time, and the Avalanche have never looked more determined to win it.  

RTD is cheering on the Colorado Avalanche as they seek to finish their 2022 campaign as NHL Champions! Customers heading to the games at Ball Arena and the watch parties at the Tivoli Quad at Auraria with RTD are encouraged to plan ahead and be patient as crowds are expected. There are a variety of bus routes and rail lines to get to and from the events. E and W lines, as well as A and N lines, will operate with additional cars to scheduled trains. Final departure times from Union Station are below:  

  • A Line
    • Friday and Saturday: 1 a.m.
    • Sunday through Thursday: 12:30 a.m.
  • B Line
    • Monday through Sunday: 11:09 p.m.
  • E Line
    • Monday through Thursday: 10:18 p.m.
    • Friday: 1:54 a.m.
    • Saturday: 1:48 a.m.
    • Sunday: 10:54 p.m.
  • W Line
    • Sunday through Thursday: 10:58 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday: 1:58 a.m.
  • G Line
    • Monday through Sunday: 12:01 a.m.
  • N Line
    • Monday through Friday: 10:56 p.m

For those going to the watch party at the Tivoli Quad at Auraria Campus, the final southbound departure times from Colfax @ Auraria Station are below:

  • H Line
    • Monday through Sunday: 11:03 p.m.
  • D Line
    • Monday through Sunday: 11:27 p.m.

Customers who are planning on using the D Line to get to –and from the Game 4 watch party on Wednesday, June 22, will need to be aware that there will be no service between the I-25•Broadway and Littleton•Downtown stations due to planned maintenance on the overhead wire at Englewood Station. Customers are encouraged to park at I-25•Broadway Station and board their trains from there or take bus routes 0, 21, 51 and 66.  

Sign up for Service Alerts to be in the know about any service disruptions, plan ahead by using Trip Planner, and use Next Ride to track buses and trains in real-time. Heavy crowds are expected for all games and watch parties, so be sure to plan ahead and prepare for potential capacity-related service impacts. Avoid the lines at the ticket machines by purchasing tickets on a mobile device through the RTD Mobile Tickets app. It is recommended that customers purchase a Day Pass product for optimal convenience. Customers are also encouraged to download the RTD Transit Watch app on iOS and Android to report suspicious activity.  

Go Avs and bring the Cup to where it belongs – in the Mile High City.