Denver Union Station

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Denver Union Station
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Front of historic station building, facing Wynkoop St.
Location1701 Wynkoop Street
1600 Wewatta Street (RTD light rail)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Coordinates39°45′11″N 105°00′00″W / 39.75306°N 105.00000°W / 39.75306; -105.00000Coordinates: 39°45′11″N 105°00′00″W / 39.75306°N 105.00000°W / 39.75306; -105.00000
Owned byRTD and partners
Platforms2 side platforms, 3 island platforms (commuter rail and Amtrak)
1 side platform, 1 island platform (light rail)
Tracks8 (commuter rail and Amtrak)
3 (light rail)
Bus stands22
ConnectionsThruway Motorcoach
Regional highway coaches
Construction
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeAmtrak code: DEN
History
Opened1881
Rebuilt1914, 2010–2014
Passengers
Passengers (FY2018)143,986[1]Decrease 7.18% (Amtrak)
Passengers (2019)37,531 (Average weekday)[2] (RTD Rail)
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Fraser–Winter Park
toward Emeryville
California Zephyr Fort Morgan
toward Chicago
Winter Park Resort
Terminus
Winter Park Express
(Winter season only)
Terminus
Preceding station RTD Following station
Terminus A Line 38th & Blake
B Line 41st & Fox
C Line Pepsi Center–Elitch Gardens
E Line Pepsi Center–Elitch Gardens
G Line 41st & Fox
N Line 48th & Brighton/National Western Center
W Line Pepsi Center–Elitch Gardens
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Fraser–Winter Park Desert Wind
Discontinued in 1997
Fort Morgan
toward Chicago
Fraser–Winter Park
1977-1991
toward Seattle
Pioneer
Discontinued in 1997
Greeley
1991-1997
toward Seattle
Preceding station Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Following station
Terminus Denver Branch South Denver
toward La Junta
Denver Branch
Major stations
Colorado Springs
toward La Junta
Preceding station Burlington Route Following station
Terminus Main Line Derby
toward Chicago
Denver – Houston Littleton
toward Houston
Westminister
toward Wendover
WendoverDenver
(Colorado and Southern Railway)
Terminus
Preceding station Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Following station
Terminus Main Line Limon
toward Chicago
Preceding station Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Following station
Fraser
toward Ogden
Moffat Tunnel Route Terminus
Littleton
toward Ogden
Royal Gorge Route
Preceding station Union Pacific Railroad Following station
Terminus Kansas Pacific Railway Kiowa Station
Henderson
toward Cheyenne
Cheyenne – Denver Terminus
St. Vrains
toward Boulder
Boulder – Denver
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Denver Union Station is located in the United States
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Location17th St. at Wynkoop, Denver, Colorado
Area25.1 acres (10.2 ha)
Built1881
ArchitectTaylor, A.; Fairfield & Burton
Architectural styleBeaux-Arts, Classical Revival, Romanesque Revival
NRHP reference No.74000571[3]
CSRHP No.5DV.114
Added to NRHPNovember 20, 1974

Denver Union Station is the main railway station and central transportation hub in Denver, Colorado. It is located at 17th and Wynkoop Streets in the present-day LoDo district and includes the historic terminal building, a train shed, a 22-gate underground bus facility, and light rail station.[4][5] A station was first opened on the site on June 1, 1881, but burnt down in 1894. The current structure was erected in two stages, with an enlarged central portion completed in 1914.

In 2012, the station underwent a major renovation transforming it into the centerpiece of a new transit-oriented mixed-use development built on the site's former railyards.[6] The station house reopened in the summer of 2014, hosting the 112-room Crawford Hotel, several restaurants and retailers, and a train hall.

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2018, State of Colorado" (PDF). Amtrak. June 1, 2019. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
  2. ^ "Rail Station Activity Analyzed" (PDF). rtd-denver.com.
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  4. ^ Forrest, Kenton; Albi, Charles (1981). Denver's Railroads: The Story of Union Station and the Railroads of Denver. Colorado Railroad Museum. ISBN 978-0918654311.
  5. ^ Welcome to the New Union Station. Regional Transportation District. Retrieved 06 December 2014.
  6. ^ Denver Union Station History and Timeline Archived February 22, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Denver Union Station Project Authority. Retrieved 06 December 2014.

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