RTD has suspended all bus, rail service in and out of downtown Denver because of planned protests


The Regional Transportation District (RTD) has suspended all bus and rail service into and out of downtown Denver until further notice in light of protests planned for today and tomorrow over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis earlier this week.

RTD has made these decisions to ensure the safety of our staff and our riders. Today’s protest, to begin at noon at the State Capitol, is expected to draw at least 2,000 participants. A protest scheduled for tomorrow could draw 10,000 or more people.

Until further notice, the following service changes are in effect:

  • No bus or rail service will be provided to/from downtown Denver. This includes Union Station and Civic Center Station, which will remain closed.
  • Several bus routes will be detoured around downtown, starting at 11 a.m. today.
  • On light rail:
    • The L line is not running
    • The H line is running to 10th/Osage Station
    • The C, E and W Lines are running to Empower Field at Mile High Station
  • Commuter rail lines will travel between the following stations:
    • University of Colorado A Line: Central Park and Denver International Airport
    • B Line: Westminster and 41st/Fox
    • G Line: Ward and 41st/Fox

RTD will monitor the situation throughout the day today to determine when it will be prudent to resume service. This suspension of service may continue through Saturday. RTD Transit Police are working closely with the Denver Police Department and local authorities and will continue to do so throughout the weekend.

Please check RTD’s website and rider alerts and follow RTD on Twitter for specific route detour information and updates as they develop.