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Ring in the New Year with Free Rides from RTD


RTD and CoorsLight are wishing you a safe and happy New Year with free service on RTD!

Join the family-friendly activities and entertainment on the 16th Street Mall culminating in spectacular fireworks shows at 9:00 p.m. and midnight.

And best of all, enjoy free bus and rail service on our entire system from 7:00 p.m. on New Year's Eve until end of service day on Jan 1 (2:59 a.m. on Jan 2).

Please note: Due to downtown fireworks displays, from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. there will be limited Free MallRide service on the 16th Street Mall, and no light rail service on the D, F and H light rail lines between the Theatre District/Convention Center and 18th & California/Stout stations.

On New Year’s Eve beginning at 8pm until 2am, all D, F, and H lines will end at Theater District/Convention Center Station. Due to downtown fireworks displays, 16th & Stout, 18th & Stout, and 16th & California Stations will be closed. We are offering two extra hours of rail service on the C, E, and H Lines to accommodate late-night travelers, with trains running approximately every 15 minutes until 1am and every 30 minutes between 1am and 2am.

Service on C, E and H Lines

Final southbound departures from downtown:
C Line: 2:06am from Union Station
E Line: 2:13am from Union Station
H Line: 2:01am from Theater District/Convention Center

Service on L Line

L Line: L lines will operate northbound and southbound between 30th & Downing and 18th & California Stations. The L line will be operating every 30 minutes with the final northbound departure from 18th & California at 12:43am and the final southbound departure from 30th & Downing at 12:28am.

Service on Univ. of CO A Line

The University of Colorado A Line is providing special service for the New Year's Eve celebration in Downtown Denver. The last A Line train will depart from Denver Union Station at 1 a.m. on 1/1/2019.

Normal service will resume with the 3:15 a.m. train out of Union Station on Tuesday morning.

We encourage passengers to use Union Station for additional rail service to and from the downtown area.

Service schedule

Please note service schedules for these holidays observations:
New Year's Eve (Monday, December 31): Monday schedule
New Year's Day (Tuesday, January 1): Sunday/Holiday schedule