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Published: 07/11/2014
CONTACT(s):
Augusta Meyers, Communications Mgr., (505) 239-8612, ameyers@mrcog-nm.gov

NM Rail Runner Express Celebrates the BIG 8!

WHAT: New Mexico Rail Runner Express is partnering with Costco to give out free refreshments to say "Thank You" to passengers for riding the train

WHERE: Free refreshments will be given out at two Rail Runner stations (while supplies last!)
The Los Ranchos/Journal Center Rail Runner Station and at the Los Lunas Rail Runner Station

WHEN: Thursday, July 17th, 4:00-6:30 pm at Los Ranchos/Journal Center Rail Runner Station
and at the Los Lunas Rail Runner Station

WHY: To commemorate the 8th year Anniversary of the New Mexico Rail Runner Express!

The New Mexico Rail Runner Express turns Eight-Years Old!

To commemorate our 8 year anniversary, here are 8 fun facts about the NM Rail Runner Express:

7,851,063: Total number of passengers as of June 1, 2014; we anticipate reaching 8
million riders this July

269,820: Total number of bicycle boardings (as of June 1, 2014)

38,815: Number of PNA boardings (passengers needing assistance as of June 1, 2014)

Over 305 Million: Number of passenger miles taken off area roadways

132: Total number of bicycle lockers at NMRX stations

64: Number of busses that connect to the train from as far north as Taos and as far
south as Socorro

1,433: Number of people who have taken the train for a field trip (since January 1, 2014)

60: Average number of lost & found items turned in each month; an average of 25 items are claimed each month - so don't forget to call us if you've left something behind!

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