Denver Union Station

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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 station house, a modern open-air train shed, a 22-gate underground bus station, and light rail station.[5][6] A station was first opened on the site on June 1, 1881, but burned down in 1894. The current structure was erected in two stages, with an enlarged central portion completed in 1914.

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Denver Union Station
Amtrak and RTD Rail station
Front of historic station building
General information
Location1701 Wynkoop Street
Denver, Colorado
United States
Coordinates39°45′11″N 105°00′00″W
Owned byRegional Transportation District
Platforms2 side platforms, 3 island platforms (Amtrak/commuter rail)
1 side platform, 1 island platform (light rail)
Tracks8 (Amtrak/commuter rail)
3 (light rail)
Bus stands22
Other information
Station codeAmtrak: DEN
Fare zoneA (RTD)[1]
OpenedMay 1881; 142 years ago (1881-05)
Rebuilt1914, 2010–2014
FY 202161,216 annually[2] (Amtrak)
201937,531 (avg. weekday)[3] (RTD Rail)
Preceding station BSicon_LOGO_Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Fraser–Winter Park
toward Emeryville
California Zephyr Fort Morgan
toward Chicago
Winter Park Resort
Winter Park Express
(winter only)
Preceding station Rocky Mountaineer Following station
Glenwood Springs
towards Moab
Rockies to the Red Rocks Terminus
Preceding station Regional_Transportation_District_logo.svg RTD Following station
Terminus A Line 38th & Blake
B Line 41st & Fox
G Line 41st & Fox
N Line 48th & Brighton/National Western Center
Ball Arena–Elitch Gardens E Line Terminus
Ball Arena–Elitch Gardens W Line
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
toward Seattle
Discontinued in 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 Teague Littleton
toward Teague
toward Wendover
(Colorado and Southern Railway)
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
toward Ogden
Moffat Tunnel Route Terminus
toward Ogden
Royal Gorge Route
Preceding station Union Pacific Railroad Following station
Terminus Kansas Pacific Railway Kiowa Station
toward Cheyenne
Cheyenne Denver Terminus
St. Vrains
toward Boulder
Boulder Denver
Preceding station Regional_Transportation_District_logo.svg RTD Following station
Ball Arena–Elitch Gardens C Line Terminus
Union Station
Denver Union Station is located in Colorado
Denver Union Station
Denver Union Station is located in the United States
Denver Union Station
Location17th St. at Wynkoop, Denver, Colorado
Area25.1 acres (10.2 ha)
ArchitectTaylor, A.; Fairfield & Burton
Architectural styleBeaux-Arts, Classical Revival, Romanesque Revival
NRHP reference No.74000571[4]
CSRHP No.5DV.114
Added to NRHPNovember 20, 1974

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.[7] The historic station house reopened in the summer of 2014, hosting the 112-room Crawford Hotel, restaurants and retailers.