DENVER (CBS4)- Commuters making their way through downtown Denver are facing some big changes because of the renovation work at Union Station.
The first big change is the permanent closure of the pedestrian tunnel that Light Rail passengers use.
“Light Rail passengers will have to go to the 16th Street Mall stop, get off there, walk across the tracks, and then go to the Light Rail station or the Light Rail platform, where before they could go through the tunnel to get to the Light Rail platform,” said RTD Spokesperson Daria Serna.
“We’re making room for commuter rail and the bus facility. Those will be underground,” said Serna.
Amtrak is moving to a temporary location.
Train service will be relocated from Union Station to a temporary station located at 21st and Wewatta, behind Coors Field.
That station will be there until Spring 2014.
Next week RTD buses will no longer pass through the bus-only gates at Union Station on their way to or from Market Street Station. Instead incoming buses will exit off the HOV lanes on Interstate 25 and merge with traffic on 19th on their way in to downtown and outcoming buses will follow a similar route.