New South Valley Rail Runner Station Now Open
New commuter rail station provides much-anticipated connection to Sunport
“With the opening of the
“Since the Rail Runner service started last July, we have seen the ridership go up steadily,” Governor Bill Richardson said. “We are averaging between 1,800 and 2,400 commuters a day now. We expect the ridership to go up even further, when we have all the stations in place.”
The new station offers free parking - approximately 172 spaces. This station will also provide public transportation connections to the Albuquerque International Sunport and make connections to the south Coors and Isleta area.
“The region will now have an important transportation connection to the airport, while the
“This particular station will be an important point of access for many first-time visitors flying into
“This now provides a viable transportation alternative for the people living in my south valley district”, says Bernalillo County Commissioner Teresa Cordova. “The working families in the south valley need affordable transportation – especially with rising fuel costs”.
“Once again we’re very excited to team up with the Rail Runner and act as partners in expanding transportation opportunities throughout the mid-valley region”, says Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez. “Our previous efforts have been a success, and we’re confident this will continue that tradition”.
The new station opens for service on Friday, April 20th.The New Mexico Rail Runner Express began service in July of 2006. To date, more than 375,000 people have ridden the train. For information visit nmrailrunner.com