The redevelopment of the historic Denver Union Station has been a long time coming.
Ideas have been flowing for decades, but the official planning process began in
2002 after the Regional Transportation District (RTD) initiated the purchase of Union
Station in 2001 with its owner partners—the Colorado Department of Transportation,
the City and County of Denver and the Denver Regional Council of Governments.
THE REVITALIZATION OF
Central Station” of Denver and a multi-modal transportation hub for
the city and its outlying regions. The following information will help
you get an idea of the enormity of this exciting project.
HISTORY OF UNION STATION
changes, reconstruction and improvements throughout the years,
station accommodated 80 trains per day. Among famous visitors
Howard Taft, Harry S. Truman and Franklin Delano Roosevelt as
Station became underutilized.
Denver City Council, oversees the redevelopment project. Transit
construction began in 2010, and renovation of the historic building
began in 2012.
The Millennium Bridge connects Commons Park to LoDo and the
“great hall,” or common area, as well as a 112-room hotel, restaurants, retail shops and RTD and Amtrak transit systems.
bus station, light rail, shuttles, commuter rail and Amtrak. It will also
part of RTD’s Fas Tracks transit expansion program, which includes
122 miles of new light rail and commuter rail, 18 miles of bus rapid
transit (BRT) and 21,000 additional parking spaces.
Bus Concourse: Replacing Market Street Station, this underground
facility (nearly 1,000 feet long), has 22 bays— 12 for regional and
express busses, eight for downtown circulator busses and two for
other commercial busses.
Light Rail: Relocated to the west end of the site in August 2011, it
supports three lines.
Shuttles: The free 16th Street Mall shuttle was extended to the relo-
with the free 16th Street MallRide busses, RTD has opened another