Welcome to the Denver Union Station Project Authority
Denver Union Station is a unique project that will bring together many different transportation modes, along with new private development, to create a new bustling urban center and multimodal transportation hub.
We invite you to explore how Union Station will change the face of Downtown Denver and the region.
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What's New ....
DUS MOA Annual Report Available
Review and comment period ends Nov. 4
The annual summary report detailing work undertaken pursuant to the DUS Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Colorado State Historic Preservation Officer was released on October 2, 2013. This is available for public review here. Interested members of the public are invited to provide comments to the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), the Regional Transportation District (RTD) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) within a 30 day comment period.
• Completion of the underground Regional Bus Facility structure (the base slab, walls, topping slabs)
• Pouring of the CRT Platforms
• Completion of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-ins piping and wiring for first half of the Regional Bus Facility
• Fabrication and partial erection of structural steel for train hall canopy.
Overview of Upcoming Construction for 2013
• Complete all finish work inside Regional Bus Facility, including terrazzo flooring, decorative metal panel systems, painting and tile
• Complete installation, testing and commissioning for all mechanical., electrical, ventilation, fire-life safety, and smoke management systems
• Complete erection, gutters, painting of train hall canopy and Amtrak canopy
• Complete pedestrian bridge
• Complete CRT platforms
• Open 17th St. Gardens
More What's New ....
Denver Union Station Redevelopment Moves Forward
The team of accomplished redevelopers (Larimer Associates, Sage Hospitality, REGen, LLC, and Urban Neighborhoods) who are transforming Denver’s Union Station is pleased to announce that RTD has approved its lease of the historic Union Station building. The project is now set to begin December 3, 2012, turning Union Station into a bustling mixed-use, transit-oriented hub with a planned opening in mid-2014.
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- New Transit Hub
What will Union Station look like?
As the hub of RTD’s FasTracks program, the redevelopment of Denver Union Station is a crucial component of one of the largest transportation projects in North America. The multimodal hub will knit many different transportation modes and six new public plazas in one place with convenient, attractive and engaging pedestrian and bicycle connections.
The Historic Station, the symbol of the project and heart and soul of the transit district, will be rehabilitated to its historic prominence. Upon completion, Denver Union Station will be an exciting destination and a major transportation gateway to the region.
|Temporary Amtrak Station Information|
Amtrak Now at Temporary Station
The temporary station is completely accessible to passengers with disabilities, offers Quik-Trak self-serve ticketing kiosks,
Amtrak passengers are encouraged to plan to be picked up and dropped off at the temporary location.
Approximately 15 short-term parking spaces are available at the lot on the east side of the station for passenger pick-up and drop-off. The temporary station is served by a RTD bus stop just steps from the door.
The move is necessary to accommodate construction of the new commuter rail station at Denver Union Station that will serve Amtrak and the East, Gold, North Metro and Northwest Rail commuter rail lines. When improvements are complete, Denver Union Station will be the centerpiece of the Regional Transportation District's FasTracks transit expansion program and will serve as a multimodal hub for the region. Amtrak will return to Union Station in the spring of 2014.
In addition to the eight-track Amtrak and RTD commuter rail station, the $484 million Denver Union Station redevelopment project includes a 22-bay regional bus facility, new light rail station for current and future light rail lines, extension of the 16th Street Mall Shuttle and several public plazas to integrate transit services with adjacent neighborhoods.
Amtrak operates two trains daily through Denver - the westbound California Zephyr departing at 8:05 a.m. and the eastbound California Zephyr departing at 7:10 p.m. The California Zephyr runs between Chicago and Emeryville, coursing through the plains of Nebraska to Denver, across the Rockies to Salt Lake City, and then through Reno and the Sierras to Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay.
Traveling from the DUS to the Temporary Amtrak Station (1800 21st Street, Denver 80202)
Walking from DUS - Walk southwest on Wynkoop St. toward the 16th Street Mall. Turn right on 16th St. Follow 16th St. to Wewatta St. Turn right and follow Wewatta St. to 21st St. Turn left on 21st St. to the temporary station. Additional detours may occur due to construction in the area. Please plan accordingly (approximately 20-30 minutes).
Driving directions to the Temporary Amtrak Station (1800 21st Street, Denver 80202)
From the North - Take I-25 south to Exit #213 (Park Ave. West). Continue to follow Park Ave. West to Wewatta St.
From the West - Travel east on I-70 to I-25 South, Exit #213 (Park Ave. West). Continue to follow Park Ave. West to Wewatta St.
From the East - Travel west on I-70 to I-25 South, Exit #213 (Park Ave. West). Continue to follow Park Ave. West to Wewatta St.
From the South - Travel north on I-25 to Exit #213 (Park Ave. West). Continue to follow Park Ave. West to Wewatta St.
Using RTD to reach the Temporary Amtrak Station For information on how to use RTD to reach the temporary Amtrak Station, call RTD’s telephone information center at 303-299-6000, or visit www.rtd-denver.com. The TDD phone number for speech and hearing impaired is 303-299-6089. The TIC is open Monday-Friday from 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Weekends/Holidays from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Parking at the Temporary Amtrak Station Short-term parking spaces are available on the east side of the station for passenger drop off and pick up only.
For more information
Amtrak - For more information about Amtrak, call 800-872-7245 or 303-825-2583 (Denver office), or visit www.amtrak.com.
RTD – For more information about RTD, call 303-299-6000, or visit www.rtd-denver.com.
Denver Union Station Project Authority – For more information about the Denver Union Station redevelopment project, call 303-592-5465,or visit denverunionstation.org.