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RTD again offering RockiesRide service to weekend 2011 Rockies home games, and Opening Day this Friday, April 1
l also available; Denver Union Station pedestrian tunnel permanently closed due to RTD FasTracks construction, so 16thStreet Mall shuttle offers a good connection
Denver – The Regional Transportation District (RTD) offers RockiesRide to all weekend games and the following weekday game: Friday, April 1 (Opening Day); RockiesRide express bus service will get fans to Coors Field 30-60 minutes before the first pitch.
RockiesRide is RTD’s direct bus service to Coors Field from 14 metro area locations, including 13 park-n-Ride lots and Boulder High School. RockiesRide one-way fares range from $4.00 to $5.00, depending on trip origination. Passengers pay cash as they board; transfers, tickets and passes are not accepted.
Every RockiesRide bus is designated with the letter R after a route number, e.g. Route 120R. Buses depart 60 to 115 minutes before game time and arrive 30 to 60 minutes before the first pitch at the Coors Field parking lot on 22nd/Blake, placing riders at the ballpark 30-60 minutes before the first pitch.
Upon arrival at the stadium, the bus driver will announce which row in the parking lot at 22nd/Blake that bus route’s buses will be parked, making it easy to locate the bus for the return trip home. After the game, go to the parking lot at 22nd/Blake, locate the assigned row number for your RockiesRide route and hop on board. RockiesRide buses depart as they fill up, with the last bus leaving 45 minutes after the game ends. Excluding rain delays, buses will not leave Coors Field before the seventh inning.
The bus lane that runs behind Denver Union Station is now closed because of RTD FasTracks construction. As a result, the bus routes that previously used that bus lane will no longer be able to pick up and drop off transit passengers behind DUS. All bus passengers who board/deboard on the following Express and Regional routes at Denver Union Station Gates B, C and D will now do so at Market Street Station at 16th and Market Street.
Express Bus via HOV Lanes
Regional Bus via HOV Lanes
Inbound buses using the HOV lanes will go from 19th Street to Blake Street, with the only stop at Market Street Station. Outbound buses will pick up passengers from Market Street Station, follow 16th Street to Wazee, Wazee to 19th and head to the bus HOV lane.
Passengers can take the C or E lines to Denver Union Station and walk to Coors Field. The D, F or H lines go to the 16th/California and 16th/Stout light rail stations, where riders can take the 16th Street FREE MallRide to Market Street Station and walk four blocks to Coors Field.
Although the C and F lines do not operate on weekends or holidays, a special C Line service will operate for Rockies games during the same hours as RockiesRide buses. Regular light rail fares apply.
Fans traveling to Rockies games on light rail are asked to build in extra time due to ongoing construction at Denver Union Station (DUS). The pedestrian tunnel has permanently closed because of RTD FasTracks construction so light rail passengers are encouraged to take the 16th Street Mall Shuttle from DUS to Market Street Station drop-off point and walk the four blocks along Blake Street to Coors Field.
For specific RockiesRide route and schedule information, visit RTD-Denver.com or call RTD at 303-299-6000. Patrons with hearing or speech impairments should call the TDD information service at 303-299-6089.