Being safe and responsible is key to enjoying any New Year’s Eve celebration, especially if you enjoy a bit too much bubbly. All of RTD’s light rail and bus services are FREE from 7 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, December 31 until 7 a.m. on New Year’s Day, January 1. The free ride service will be available on all RTD bus and rail routes – as well as Access-a-Ride, FlexRide and SkyRide services.
RTD customers are encouraged to plan ahead this New Year’s Eve by using the Next Ride trip planner and reviewing schedules for the services they intend to use.
RTD will operate regular service following Saturday and Sunday schedules, providing additional service where possible. To plan trips and find route and schedule information, visit rtd-denver.com.
Remember: The city and county of Denver is hosting two fireworks shows on the 16th Street Mall, at 9 p.m. and midnight, that will affect RTD operations:
Service on the Free MallRide will be suspended during these events, but will run between shows.
Starting at 8 p.m., the D and H lines will not operate north of Theatre District/Convention Center Station and service on the L Line will be suspended.
Following are final times that trains will depart from Union Station:
A Line: 1 a.m.
B Line: 1:09 a.m. (a single trip has been added)
E Line: 1:48 a.m.
G Line: 12:31 a.m. and 1:01 a.m. (both are additional trips)
N Line: 12:56 a.m. (a single trip has been added)
W Line: 1:58 a.m.
Following are final times that trains will depart from downtown Denver:
D Line: 1:15 a.m., 1:45 a.m. (two additional trips departing from 16th•Stout Station)
H Line: 1:21 a.m., 1:51 a.m. (two additional trips departing from 16th•Stout Station)
Following are final times that buses will depart from downtown Denver:
Free MallRide: Departs Union Station at 11:52 p.m., Civic Center Station at 12:21 a.m.
Route 83: Departs Civic Center Station at 12:10 a.m., after which the station will close
Route 15: Departs Union Station at 12:16 a.m.; bus concourse closes at 12:45 a.m.
You’ll find RTD schedules here.