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7/16/2007



Rail News: Passenger Rail

New Mexico's Rail Runner completes first year of service



Tomorrow, New Mexico’s Rail Runner Express will mark its first anniversary.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation and Mid-Region Council of Governments opened the line’s initial Albuquerque-to-Bernalillo segment on July 17, 2006. The remainder of the 50-mile Belen-to-Bernalillo line opened in phases, the last of which entered service in March.

The commuter-rail line currently averages 2,500 commuters daily. The agencies are working to extend service another 50 miles north to Santa Fe by 2008’s end.



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