Sneak Peek at the Denver Colorado’s Union Station Transit Hub
With the opening of Union Station on May 9, the Regional Transportation District will be complete. It will be the hub of the Denver Metro Transit network which will make its maiden run on May 12 and open the way for many area commuters.
It has been a remarkable transformation to see the derelict and virtually abandoned Denver Union Station return to a useful life. Residents of the area look forward to the opening of this incredible makeover into a dynamic district of retail, office, hotel and housing spaces.
It is all coming together here — a workable conglomeration of essential transport service for the masses, including: commuter and light rail, Amtrak, local and regional buses as well as opportunities for bike riders. This is one of the most comprehensive, well planned facilities of its kind in the country.
As the old RTD station at Market Street closes and moves to Union Station on May 11, the new Union Street Station will open with 22 underground bays, double the capacity of the old station.
New to the area is the Free MetroRide bus service, which begins on May 12. That bus route will operate during periods of high commuter usage between 6-9 a.m. and 3:30 – 6;30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The route of the Free MetroRide bus will be from Union Station to the Civic Center Station, with stops planned every two to three blocks
Future commuters will enjoy easy access to the commuter train from Denver International, Arvada and Westminster. That phase is scheduled for completion in 2016. Expanded service from Thornton on the North Metro line is scheduled for a 2018 opening.
The community is looking forward to the opening of MetroRide, which promises service to 12,000 people every day.
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