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RTD bus and rail services

Transit system in Denver, Colorado / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

RTD Bus and Rail (branded as TheRide) is a transit system in the Denver, Colorado, metropolitan area. Operated by the Regional Transportation District (RTD), it currently runs 86 local, 23 regional, 14 limited, and 3 skyRide bus routes plus some special services. It also includes 6 light rail lines and an additional 4 commuter rail lines with 78 stations and 113.1 miles (182.0 km) of track.[4]

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RTD's three modes of public transit
RTD's three modes of public transit
OwnerRegional Transportation District
LocaleDenver Metropolitan Area
Transit typeBus
Commuter rail
Light rail
Number of lines127 (Bus)
4 (Commuter rail)
6 (Light rail)
Number of stations57 (Light rail)
21 (Commuter rail)
Daily ridership
  • 29,100 (commuter rail, weekdays, Q2 2023)
  • 51,200 (light rail, weekdays, Q2 2023)
  • 154,600 (bus, weekdays, Q2 2023)[1]
Annual ridership
  • 7,935,900 (commuter rail, 2022)
  • 13,603,500 (light rail, 2022)
  • 39,004,900 (bus, 2022)[2]
Headquarters1660 Blake Street
Denver, Colorado
Began operation1969 (Bus)
1994 (Light rail)
2016 (Commuter rail)
Reporting marksRTDC, RTDZ
Number of vehicles1,026 (Bus)
267 (Rail)
System length113.1 mi (182.0 km) (60.1 mi (96.7 km) light rail, 53 mi (85 km) commuter rail)
Track gauge4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
ElectrificationOverhead line, 750 V DC (light rail) or 25 kV 60 Hz AC (commuter rail)[3]
System map