Union Station’s current layout initially confusing.
I have been watching the remodeling of Denver’s Union Station into an intermodal transit hub, fancy food court and upmarket hotel, and I am very excited for its projected completion just a couple of months from now. Amtrak returned in late February, after being exiled to a cinderblock cube a few blocks away Part of the project involves replacing RTD’s troglodyte Market Street Station with a bright new bus station, also underground but featuring natural light and easy connections to Denver buses.
This afternoon, I had my maiden voyage via RTD‘s BMX bus to the new station, which opened just a few days ago. Signage is still unclear, so my first attempt ended in an unrecognizable area with plenty of vacant to build on.
I went back downstairs and exited at the other end of the concourse. I followed “To Wynkoop Street” signs, winding through back corridors, a temporary Amtrak waiting area and construction fencing before emerging in familiar territory.
I know this will sort itself out in couple of months, and in the meantime, I know which end of the new bus station is up — that is, which end has the 16th Street Mall shuttle stop.