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 service changes took effect on May 19, 2019.

Routes Affected

Final Changes for Final Changes for Local/Limited Bus Routes

route 1
Modified

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
Modified

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
Modified

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

route 16L
Modified

Final schedule adjustments would be made.

route 28
Modified

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
Modified

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
Modified

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
Modified

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
Modified

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
Modified

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
Modified

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

route 72L
Modified

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

route 131
Modified

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
Modified

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
Modified

Seasonal schedule adjustments will be made.

route 205
Modified

Seasonal schedule adjustments will be made.

route 206/206F

Seasonal schedule adjustments will be made.

route 208/208F
Modified

Seasonal schedule adjustments will be made.

route 225
Modified

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
Modified

Seasonal schedule adjustments will be made.

route DASH
Modified

Seasonal schedule adjustments will be made.

route JUMP
Modified

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

route STAMPEDE
Modified

Seasonal schedule adjustments will be made.

Final Changes for Regional Routes

route 120X
Modified

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
Modified

Seasonal schedule adjustments will be made.

Final Changes for Rail Service

EFR - Southeast Rail Extension

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

E Line
New

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
New

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.

R Line
New

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.

W Line
New

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.