RTD cheers on the Denver Nuggets as they aim to clinch the NBA Championship

For the first time in history, the Denver Nuggets are in the National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals. After completely dominating the Western Conference bracket, including a monumental sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers, led by none other than LeBron James, the Nuggets are just four wins away from bringing the Larry O’Brien Trophy to the Mile High City. The only obstacle? The Miami Heat, led by a red-hot Jimmy Butler. The Heat are only the second team in NBA history to make the Finals as an eighth-seed. However, the Nuggets enter the Finals as the heavy favorite to win the series and the championship, with Nuggets center Nikola Jokic a favorite to win the most valuable player award.  

RTD is cheering on the Nuggets as they seek to become the 2023 NBA Champions and win their very first championship as a franchise. Heading to the games and watch parties at Ball Arena? Check out what RTD is doing to get fans to, and from, the arena.  

Rail service:  

RTD will add train cars to regularly scheduled light rail service on the E and W lines which directly serve Ball Arena. Train cars will be added to A (Sunday games) and N Line service to Union Station, where customers can transfer to E and W light rail lines to reach Ball Arena.  

Maintenance work continues along light rail lines between Orchard and Southmoor stations. The following schedule adjustments are in effect for E, H and R line service:   

E Line – 30-minute frequency between Union and RidgeGate Parkway stations  

H Line – 30-minute frequency between Florida and 18th•California stations  

R Line – No service south of Florida Station; regular service from Peoria Station to Florida Station  

Bus service:  

Several local bus routes will provide service to Union Station and Ball Arena where customers can transfer to E and W light rail lines to reach Ball Arena.   

  • Flatiron Flyer  
  • 0, 1, 6, 9, 10, 15, 15L, 20, 32, 43  

Customers are encouraged to use RTD’s Next Ride web app to view schedules, plan trips, see vehicle locations in real time, and sign up for Service Alerts.  

Customers are encouraged to plan ahead by visiting RTD’s service disruptions webpage to view adapted rail schedules and for tools to help with trip planning. 

Helpful game day tips  

  • Plan ahead, be patient, and prepare for large crowds, including on platforms and trains  
  • Check the RTD website before you travel for schedules, especially final train times from Ball Arena and Union Station, and plan your trip  
  • Download the RTD Transit Watch App to report any safety or security issues on RTD services, available in English and Spanish for iOS and Android devices  

For additional route and schedule information, call RTD Customer Care at 303.299.6000. Agents are available 6 a.m.–8 p.m. on weekdays, and 9 a.m.–6 p.m. on weekends and holidays.