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Amtrak moves back to Union Station

After being temporarily relocated during construction at Denver Union Station, Amtrak moved back to Union Station at 1701 Wynkoop St. on February 28, 2014.

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All Amtrak ticketing and passenger services returned to Union Station after serving Denver passengers at a temporary location on 21st and Wewatta Streets since 2011 due to redevelopment of the historic building, new commuter rail station and underground bus concourse.

Amtrak first train at Denver Union Station following renovation. Feb. 28, 2014
The first Amtrak train arrived at Denver Union Station Feb. 28 following three years of renovation at the historic transportation hub. Photo by: Kevin Flynn

Renovation inside the historic Union Station building is not yet finished, so Amtrak passengers will access the waiting room, ticketing and baggage office by following signs to the trackside of the building at the south end (the south wing portion of the historic building).

On the morning of Feb. 28, westbound Train 5 was the last train to stop at the temporary station, and Amtrak started service at Denver Union Station with the evening departure of eastbound Train 6.

"Construction will still be very active in and around the historic building so passengers are urged to leave themselves enough time to navigate the construction congestion," said RTD's Union Station Project Manager Jerry Nery. Follow this link for more information.

"We are looking forward to bringing the California Zephyr back to its historic home and for the entire project to be complete," said Jim Brzezinski, Amtrak Route Director for the train.

Although there will be no passenger parking at the new location, there are numerous long- and short-term parking lots and garages around Union Station.

Amtrak operates two trains daily through Denver - the westbound California Zephyr (Train 5) departing at 8:05 a.m. and the eastbound California Zephyr (Train 6) departing at 7:10 p.m.

The California Zephyr runs daily between Chicago and the San Francisco Bay city of Emeryville, via Omaha, Denver, Salt Lake City and Reno.

There are no changes to Amtrak schedules associated with the resumption of service at Denver Union Station. The stop for Amtrak Thruway buses will be temporarily located on Wynkoop Street, across from Union Station and marked with signage.

For more information, Amtrak customers locally can call (303) 825-2583 or the toll-free Amtrak contact centers at (800) USA-RAIL.

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