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30th & Downing is terminus of the street running Five Points Branch of the Central Corridor Line, Denver's original Light Rail Line, that opened in 1994. The stop is located alongside the west side of Downing Street between 30th Avenue and 29th Avenue/Welton Street, just south of the station where the tracks curve onto that street, and become just a single track into Downtown Denver. This stop has two side platforms that end in bumper blocks with a fence running between the two off them only allowing passengers to cross the tracks around the bumper blocks or at their other end. There is no indicator for passengers to know which train is next if two are in the station. Both ends of both platforms have wheelchair ramps so all arriving passengers can disembark at the ramp at the northern end, after this happens trains must run to the southern end of the platforms to allow for any new ADA passengers to board, low-floor LRVs (which did not fully exist when the RTD Light Rail opened) would make this operation much easier. The west platform is basically on the sidewalk of Downing Street and has a tactile warning strip the ramps but no canopy. The east platform, which seems to be the main one is alongside the stations bus bays and the station's small 27 space park and ride lot. It has a small canopy area at its southbound end with benches near the ADA mini-high platform ramp.
All photos in this section taken on 21 November, 2008
SD-160 #207 terminating
The west sidewalk platform
The bumper blocks
SD-160 #204 terminates
Passengers wait for bus connections
The small portion of the station that has a canopy
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