CZ Set to Return to Denver Union Station

Amtrak’s California Zephyr is expected to resume serving Denver Union Station on Feb. 28.

Although westbound No. 5 on Feb. 28 will stop at the temporary facility, eastbound No. 6 will leave from Union Station’s new passenger platform under the large white canopy behind the station.

The Chicago-San Francisco Bay train had been served from temporary facilities the past three years while the redevelopment of Union Station and its surrounding area into a modern rail and bus transportation center and hotel-restaurant-business complex has been underway.

Also part of the project was construction of a new commuter rail station at Union Station that will serve Amtrak and the East, Gold, North Metro, and Northwest Rail commuter rail lines. When improvements are complete, Union Station will be the centerpiece of the Regional Transportation District’s FasTracks transit expansion program and serve as a multimodal hub for the region.

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, a 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.

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