At long last, the Regional Transportation District’s newly renovated Civic Center Station has reopened.

The new Civic Center Station is a modern, streamlined transit hub that fits seamlessly into the evolution of downtown Denver. The station has a brighter, more welcoming environment than it did when it closed 16 months ago. It now has a glass-enclosed terminal building, nine bus bays and a newly constructed bus concourse. The transit center’s design also provides an open view of the State Capitol building from the 16th Street Mall.

Eighteen bus routes, including the Free MallRide and Free MetroRide, will serve the station, which sits at the south end of the 16th Street Mall near the State Capitol. The temporary bus stops on Broadway, Colfax and Lincoln will be discontinued.

Civic Center Station is one of RTD’s busiest transit hubs and served an average of 15,000 passengers daily before it closed for construction in July 2016. The completed $31 million renovation adds a third component to a multimodal regional transit network that includes Denver International Airport and Denver Union Station.