The Regional Transportation District’s suspension of bus and rail service to and from downtown Denver will continue Sunday, transit officials announced, citing the three days of protests and violence sparked by the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.
Police clashed with demonstrators in downtown Denver on Saturday for the third night in a row, despite a citywide 8 p.m. curfew imposed by Mayor Michael Hancock in a bid to quell the violence. That curfew is again in effect from 8 p.m Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.
Downtown bus and light rail service has been suspended since Friday, and that will continue at least “through the end of service today” to help ensure the safety of the transit service’s employees and riders, RTD officials said in a Sunday morning news release.
The following changes remain in effect Sunday:
- No bus or rail service to or from downtown, including Union Station and Civic Center Station, which are closed
- Two dozen bus routes will be detoured around downtown
- The L line on light rail is stopped, the H line will run to the 10th/Osage Station and the C, E and W lines are running to the Empower Field at Mile High Station
- The University of Colorado A Line will run from Central Park to Denver International Airport
- The B Line will run between Westminster and 41st/Fox
- The G Line will run between Ward and 41st/Fox
RTD will monitor the situation Sunday and determine when service to the downtown area will be restored, transit officials said.
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