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DIG GIUSEWA Join us every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday August 16 –October 6, as we peel back time. Experts and enthusiasts will excavate a five-by-five-meter area. Visitors can tour the excavation on a self-guided visit through Giusewa Pueblo and San Jose Mission or opt for ranger-led tours at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily. Want to help? Sign up at https://kuaua.com/giusewa. Participation is limited.

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INDEX

5: A Message from the Board Chair 6: Tres Plazas: Community Places from Santa Fe to Belen 7: Pedal Your Way Along the Rail Corridor 8: Meet Terry Doyle, a Man with a Vision for NM’s Transportation Future 10: Rio Metro Buses Provide Access to Destinations Throughout Central NM 12: Socorro - You’ve Got to See It! 14: New Mexico’s Public Parks Have Much to Offer This Summer

15: Question & Answer 16: Rail & Bus Connections Guide 18: Weekday Schedule 19: Weekend Schedule 20: Holiday Schedule 21: Schedule of Events 23: CHAMA: New Mexico’s Mecca for Year-Round Fun 27: W!ld Moon Couture... 23 Year Anniversary 28: Railroad History Celebration 29: Word Search 30: Route 66 Casino•Hotel

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A Message from the Board Chair This year, the New Mexico Rail Runner celebrates twelve years of service carrying passengers from Belen to Santa Fe and all destinations in between. From day one, Rio Metro’s leadership and employees have been dedicated to delivering on our promise of safe, reliable, and customerfocused transportation services, and we continue to strive for excellence. The Rail Runner and Rio Metro’s connecting bus services have benefitted communities along the Rio Grande corridor by offering more transportation choices for residents and visitors; reducing congestion, crashes, and pollution caused by single-occupant vehicles; and providing easier access to education, healthcare, entertainment, and higher-paying jobs. Rio Metro is finding innovative ways to grow your transportation network with travel options that help you get where you want to go – trains, buses, and now BIKES! A few months ago, Rio Metro launched its new and improved Pace Bike Share program that gives Albuquerque residents and tourists the freedom to rent one of 250 bikes from Pace dedicated bike racks or from any public bike racks throughout the city. That mix of conveniently located Pace bike racks combined with the flexibility to lock Pace bikes to public racks allows true point-to-point travel - allowing riders to add bicycling to their travel experiences. This summer, give Pace a try by downloading the free “Pace Bike Share” app and let us know how you like it! We are proud of our first twelve years, and as we move forward, we honor our commitment to you, our customers, and welcome your ideas on how we can serve you better. Please contact us at 1-866-795-7245 if you have suggestions or comments. Thank you for riding Rio Metro! Maggie Hart Stebbins Board Chair, Rio Metro Regional Transit District Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners Commission District #3 www.riometro.org | www.travelnewmex.com | SUMMER 2018

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Tres Plazas: Community Places from Santa Fe to Belen In many towns Main Street is the center of commerce, the place where citizens assemble to explore their common aspirations. If your community is old enough to trace its roots to Colonial Spain, as many in New Mexico are, the plaza is the place where everyone comes together. The plaza is the public market place, the public square, the parade ground. The Palace of the Governors, the northern side of Santa Fe’s plaza, is the oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States. It was constructed by Spanish authorities in 1610. Albuquerque’s Old Town Plaza was built in 1706. Depending upon when you visit these plazas, you will see what it means to live in New Mexico, where tap roots go deep.

SANTA FE In keeping with the traditional market place function, this plaza is frequently filled with vendors. Indian Market, which takes place each summer, packs the plaza with approximately 1,000 tribal members selling traditional Native American jewelry, textiles and ceramics. It is a week-long event that also includes a film festival and intense competitions in pottery, jewelry and haute couture. The 97th annual 2018 Indian Market is scheduled Aug. 14-19. To plan your visit, check out their informative website: swaia.org. The 67th annual Traditional Spanish Market is July 28-29, with hundreds of vendors selling furniture, straw applique, tinwork, weaving and wood carving. These works represent the colonial skills practiced when Santa Fe was a lonely outpost on the Camino Real, or Royal Road, linking Santa Fe to Mexico City. These skills survive today thanks to the participating artists. New Mexico was settled by the Catholic Church as much as the Spanish government, and a special Market Mass is being offered at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi as part of the weekend event. Visit spanishcolonial.org to learn more. Of course, you don’t have to visit the plaza in Santa Fe during a market weekend to enjoy its blend of art, cultures and centuries. Finding a guide to Canyon Road, hotels and restaurants is as easy as hailing a Pedicab like the one pedaled by Paul Hillman. “I am redefining aging,” says the 72-year-old Hillman, originally from Hackensack, N.J. For 45 hours a week, Hillman pedals customers from hotels to the galleries on Canyon Road, area restaurants, and anywhere else they want to go on or near the plaza. In a previous life, Hillman was an art director working for CBS, ABC and PBS, and he continues to produce art when he isn’t giving tours from his handlebars. The Santa Fe Plaza is within walking distance of the New Mexico Rail Runner Express Santa Fe Depot Station. Find more information at santafe.org. San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church occupies the north side of Albuquerque’s Old Town Plaza. Photo by Martin Frentzel. 6

OLD TOWN ALBUQUERQUE If you are looking for entertainment with a definite Spanish flair, the Old Town Plaza in Albuquerque won’t disappointment.

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The National Institute of Flamenco performs in Old Town several times each year, and performances at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town provide financial support for the Institute. Flamenco is firmly entrenched in Albuquerque due to the Institute’s affiliations with the University of New Mexico, a charter school, and youth camps. Albuquerque has one of the most influential flamenco programs in the world, and you can learn more about the Spanish-gypsy culture at nationalinstituteflamenco.org. The gazebo in old Town has many musical performances throughout the summer, with Mariachi and Western music often part of the lineup. Look for scheduling details at cabq.gov. Anchoring the Old Town Plaza Madison Olguin, 17, dances is the San Felipe de Neri Church, Flamenco at the Old Town Plaza. built in 1793 when many of the surrounding buildings were homes. Photo by Martin Frentzel. Today, those homes are restaurants serving traditional New Mexican dishes and lots of chile. Chile comes in red, green and Christmas (both). Green chile cheeseburgers may be the rage now, but enchiladas and tacos are more traditional fare. Nearby attractions include the Albuquerque Museum, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, and ¡Explora!, a science museum for children. Ghost tours are offered in Old Town, and as one can imagine a community that has been in existence since 1706 has its share of spirits. With all this activity, parking can be difficult to find, but fortunately a Bicycle Boulevard connects Old Town to the Rail Runner’s Downtown ABQ Station, and the PACE Bike Share program makes renting a bike easy and affordable. Learn more at ridepace.com/Albuquerque.

BELEN The City of Belen has a plaza with a gazebo, and it’s used primarily during Rio Abajo Days – the fourth Saturday in September – and at Christmas when the town’s famous nativity scene is erected. Like several New Mexico villages, Belen once had an old plaza – Plaza Vieja – but in the mid-1800s some residents of Belen believed the town had outgrown its old town. Belen means Bethlehem, and as one can imagine the Christmas season is well celebrated here. Belen is also the busiest train hub in New Mexico with more than 100 trains passing through every day, and for that reason the town was nicknamed “The Hub City.” The plaza, along with Belen’s famous Harvey House Museum, are all within a mile walk of the Belen Rail Runner Station. There are also three wineries in the area. For those who prefer not to travel on foot, local entrepreneurs are working to develop limousine service from the station to the plaza, the wineries and other attractions. Stay tuned. More information is available at belenchamber.com.


Pedal Your Way Along the Rail Corridor If you are looking for the path least taken, this isn’t it. There are more than 400 miles of bicycle and multi-use trails in Albuquerque alone, and many of them are used regularly throughout the day. Whether one wants to ride along the Rio Grande’s bosque in Albuquerque or explore old Santa Fe, there is a way to do it on a bike. Los Lunas closer to home? There’s a bike trail system there, too. When it comes to land use, bicycling offers city dwellers the advantage of reining in those asphalt parking lots that always seem full when you need one. Stop procrastinating and put some pressure on those pedals!

BALLOON FIESTA PARK Many of Albuquerque’s greatest attractions are accessible on bicycles. For example, the North Diversion Channel Multi-use Trail connects riders to Balloon Fiesta Park. You can catch this trail on the University of New Mexico’s North Campus and ride all the way to the park, or stop anywhere along the route to get a good view of the colorful balloons spanning the beautiful October sky during Balloon Fiesta. Passengers on the New Mexico Rail Runner Express may access the North Diversion Trail from the Los Ranchos Journal Center Station by riding east on the Paseo del Norte Multi-use Trail. The Rail Runner’s Montaño Station connects to North Diversion along the Montaño Bicycle Lane and the Renaissance Blvd. Bicycle Route. More ambitious cyclists also can connect to the balloons from the Rail Runner’s Downtown Albuquerque Station along a combination of a buffered bicycle lane and a bicycle lane that heads east to the University of New Mexico. There is a legend explaining the differences between the trails, lanes, routes, and boulevards on the Albuquerque Bicycle Map. Copies of the map are available at many City of Albuquerque offices, including the Open Space Visitors Center located at 6500 Coors Blvd. NW. This map is critical to anyone hoping to ride all 400 miles of the bicycle trails in Albuquerque. Cyclists can also download or view the map online at cabq.gov. Don’t think the city is done building bike paths, either. There is a project called the 50-mile Activity Loop that will connect existing trails encircling the city, says Linda Rumpf, a planner for the City of Albuquerque. During the summer and fall of 2018, construction is expected to connect Paseo del Norte’s Multi-use Trail with the Piedras Marcadas Park Trail near Paradise Hills. On the southern end of town, the Bosque Trail along the Rio Grande is accessible from the Rail Runner’s Bernalillo County Station. The Bosque Trail is a connection to the National Hispanic Cultural Center and the Albuquerque BioPark’s Zoo, Aquarium and Botanic Gardens. To stay abreast of Albuquerque’s bicycle trail improvements, contact the City of Albuquerque Transportation Division, (505) 768-5353, or the Greater Albuquerque Bicycle Advisory Committee, (505) 768-2680. FOUR FOR FOUR Santa Fe has four Rail Runner stations, and all of them connect to a bicycle path. The map you want to obtain is the 2018 Santa Fe Bikeways & Trails Map, available at the Visitor’s Center at the Santa Fe Depot Rail Runner Station. Naturally, the Rail Trail in Santa Fe is a good starting point for cyclists using the train to initiate a ride. The Rail Trail uses an underpass at the St. Francis Rd. intersection with Cerrillos Rd. This more than $5 million project is just minutes from the Depot, and riders can see and appreciate just how dedicated Santa Fe is to bicycling. Leroy Pacheco, supervising engineer for the city, said the project would not have been constructed without the $3.67 million dollars

provided by the Federal Government. The Rail Trail connects the Depot to the South Capitol Station and the Zia Rd Station and almost makes it to Eldorado. Other major trails include the Acequia Trail, the River Trail and Arroyo de los Chamisos Trail, crossing the entire city. Vincent Aragon, shown at the Downtown Albuquerque Station, lives in Los Lunas Riders who take the Hyde Park Road to Ski Santa Fe will and takes the Rail Runner to Albuquerque find it a challenging route with before riding his bike around town. Photo by Martin Frentzel. considerable elevation gain. NM 599 has a bike lane/ shoulder which allows riders from the Santa Fe County/NM 599 Rail Runner Station to ride to a similar bike lane on Airport Road. Several Santa Fe trails and lanes share the road with automobiles, and “Sharrows” mark the routes, reminding motorists to respect bicyclists in travel lanes. To find more information, go to santafenm.gov. Like many communities, Santa Fe has some not-so-casual riders. If you are a senior, for example, consider joining the Santa Fe Seniors on Bikes – santafesobs.com. The organization sponsors rides weekly with various levels of difficulty. RIVER PARK The Village of Los Lunas also has a bike trail system at River Park, 1660 Main St. SE. Marcos Castillo, supervisor with the village, says the park has at least a couple miles of trails, and it also provides access to the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy levee road along the river. The levee road is not paved so mountain bikes are required. From the Los Lunas Rail Runner Station, River Park may be accessed by taking Courthouse to Los Lentes Rd. SE, following Los Lentes north to Main St. (NM 6), and going east on Main to the park on the south side of the road. For more information, visit loslunasnm.gov.

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Meet Terry Doyle, a Man with a Vision for NM’s Transportation Future Terry Doyle is the Transportation Director for the Rio Metro Regional Transit District, which includes Bernalillo, Sandoval and Valencia counties. Trains, planes and automobiles all play a role in Doyle’s duties, but so does keeping pace with the changing faces of Albuquerque and the surrounding metropolitan areas, and the people who live there. Doyle is trying to construct a transportation network that would allow residents to live in central New Mexico without owning a car. Airport shuttles already move people to the International Sunport. It is also possible to take your bicycle to a bus stop, ride the bus to a New Mexico Rail Runner Express station, relax as the train carries you to Santa Fe, and then spend the day exploring the City Different’s galleries, shops and museums on two wheels before going home following the network in reverse order. Those amenities may not sound critical to some, but in Doyle’s mind transportation opportunities like those will make Albuquerque competitive with other regional cities like Phoenix, Tucson, El Paso and Denver when it comes to attracting employers.

A GOOD MIX OF HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION Doyle, a graduate of California State University-Fullerton, is a civil engineer registered in both California and New Mexico. He moved to New Mexico in 1997 to work for the State Department of Transportation, and was involved in the restructuring of the intersection of Interstates 25 and 40. He and his wife, Gretchen, own two dogs, and he drives a pickup. “However, I recently started commuting by bicycle a few days a week.” He also rides the Rail Runner once a month or so to make sure the level of service on the train remains excellent. His insight into New Mexico’s transportation network and those of other cities in the urban West are factors in his vision for transportation here. “In order for us to keep pace with other metropolitan areas,” Doyle says, “we need a really good mix of living accommodations and transportation.” Since the economic downturn of 2007 to 2008, we have recovered a number of jobs, but they are not the same jobs we lost. Many of them are in the service-industry sector, and not careerlevel positions.” The living spaces Doyle envisions are already being constructed in the form of condominiums along Central Ave. and other arteries connecting Albuquerque’s Downtown to Nob Hill. Albuquerque

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Rapid Transit should one day move shoppers, students and employees to and from those hubs. Combine New Mexico’s typically great weather with public transportation and convenient, comfortable housing, and major employers could find the Rio Metro region a pretty attractive place. “We don’t have hurricanes like Houston,” he says. “And if people can walk to a transportation hub, they can make a choice of whether or not to own a car. We have some options here that could get major employers to look at us a little differently, but we have got to get our cultural amenities and infrastructure in place to compete.” What industries would he pursue? “Because of the labs here, tech transfer to the private sector should be one area where we focus our energy. Health care would be another, and we have an opportunity to be pretty good at marketing in both areas,” he says. “It will, however, require some consistency in our messaging. It can’t be the three counties and all the cities in them competing with each other.”

MULTIFACETED APPROACH Doyle is quick to point out that there’s transportation…and then there’s transportation innovation. “I’m happy to report that thanks to a dedicated and hard-working staff, Rio Metro remains on the cutting edge of both! There’s no way we could ever accomplish what we’ve been able to do in these twelve years without the tremendous vision and foresight of the people who work here.” Under the auspices of Rio Metro, there is everything from the customer service and marketing side of the house to the “wheels on the ground” staff, such as the operators, drivers, mechanics – and many more who keep things rolling along, business as usual. “Their efforts have allowed us to maintain a seamless operation as far as the public is concerned, and they seem to do it day-in-and-dayout with smiles on their faces,” adds Doyle.

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Meet Terry Doyle, a Man with a Vision for NM’s Transportation Future (continued from Page 8)

A SMALL PIECE The Rail Runner itself is a small piece of the transportation puzzle, Doyle says, but it is an important piece and with it comes some special challenges. Positive Train Control is a series of Federal regulations requiring New Mexico to invest millions to prevent collisions the Rail Runner has not experienced. “In 12 years of operation we have never had a high-speed derailment, or a train-to-train crash,” he says. “Our accidents have been related to trespass on our tracks.” Some New Mexicans also believe the Rail Runner is a project that costs the state too much. Doyle counters with the more than 250 living-wage maintenance and operations jobs the Rail Runner contributes to the state’s economy. Those jobs are funded through a mix of gross receipts taxes, federal funds, fares and fees. “A total of $14.5 million is collected from existing local transit gross receipts taxes in our three counties, and those funds support the Rail Runner,” Doyle says. “Another $17 million in federal funds come to the state because the Rail Runner is operating. That money is from two nationwide programs based on fixed guideway commuter rail operations.”

Annual ridership fares contribute $2.2 million, he says, and another $2.2 million are fees paid by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad and Amtrak for use of the tracks owned by the state. The State of New Mexico is responsible for serving the debt incurred during Rail Runner construction, but the state also provides incentives for other industries like film production and tourism. BUILDING BRIDGES All of the public transportation options available in the threecounty Rio Metro region – the train, buses and the growing public bicycling network – are designed to get people out of their cars, and Doyle points to the transit gross receipts taxes as the public’s willingness to change their transportation habits. The Belen-toBernalillo metro area also might not have a lot of other options. “The last river crossing constructed was Montaño,” Doyle says, “and that took 20 years.” Doyle recognizes that not all citizens of the Rio Metro region and the state will be willing to live in condominiums and without a personal vehicle, but as more mindsets change, he is doing everything he can to make the region as attractive to them as possible.

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Socorro - You've got Saddle up and head south, partner. The new rodeo arena and sports complex opened last year in the little city that offers something to love for everyone - Socorro. The complex is part of a larger, long-term vision that Socorro city leaders hope will attract athletes, rodeo cowboys and patrons, concert-goers, and others to the area.

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Funding for the complex came from a loan from the Lodgers’ Tax, and the other half came from the State Legislature. A future civic center near the Rodeo and Sports Complex is also in the works. Many events are planned for the new facility, including concerts, horse shows and clinics, and rugby tournaments, as well as rodeos and barrel races.

Socorro Rodeo and Sports Complex Amenities: Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array The Very Large Array [VLA] is comprised of 27 radio telescopes in a “Y” pattern spread across the plains of San Augustin 50 miles west of Socorro. The VLA has been used by more astronomers and has been mentioned in more scientific papers than any other radio telescope in the world. Each antenna is an 82-foot diameter dish that weighs 230 tons. The on-site visitor center and gift shop offers displays and videos that educate about radio astronomy and the VLA telescope, and are open all year from 8:30 am to sunset. A self-guided tour lets visitors explore the antennas up close.

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Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge The Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge offers unique bird and wildlife viewing opportunities. Peak visitation occurs in winter when bald eagles and thousands of sandhill cranes and snow geese flock to the fields and marshes. Plan to visit the weekend before Thanksgiving during the annual Festival of the Cranes. This world-famous event includes speakers, special tours and arts and wildlife displays. The 12-mile auto tour loop takes visitors through a full range of wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities. Visitors can take the self-guided tour and nature trails, which range in length from one to nine miles. 12

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1ST SATURDAY EVENTS The first Saturday of each month our historic Hammel Museum is open to the public from 9 am - noon. Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array conducts guided tours from 11 am – 5 pm. New Mexico Tech hosts 1st Saturday Star Party at Etscorn Observatory at 8 pm.

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SOCORRO COUNTY FAIR AND PRO RODEO- August 30th through September 2nd all day, Socorro Rodeo & Sports Complex. A Labor Day weekend tradition, this event contains professional rodeos, exhibits, music, games, judged art, quilting, canning and more! Visit the Socorro County Fair‘s website for more information.

In person it is even more stunning.

WORLD SERIES OF TEAM ROPING- September 29th30th, starting at 9 am. This exciting event will be held at the Socorro Rodeo & Sports Complex. Come join us for all the fun and competition. Great for all ages. SOCORROFEST- October 5th-6th from 6 pm to 10 pm. Let your heart sing and your toes tap to great NM music at Socorro’s Old Town Plaza Stage, and Historic Capitol Bar Stage. Get giddy at the spirits tent featuring NM breweries and wineries. Savor delicious food and pamper yourself with beautiful and unique arts & crafts. Bring the kids, we have a fun play area to keep them entertained. NMRA FINALS RODEO- October 13th-14th Come enjoy all the fun and competition including Bareback, Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Team Roping and much more. Held at the Socorro Rodeo & Sports Complex. ENCHANTED SKIES STAR PARTY- October 16th - 20th. The ESSP offers a unique astronomy experience in the Southwestern US. In the Cibola Nat’l Forest, just outside the tiny town of Magdalena, NM. The full 5 day/night program is designed for the serious amateur astronomer, and will again include the popular VIP tours of the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array and the Magdalena Ridge Observatory and Interferometer. FESTIVAL OF THE CRANES- November 14th-17th, Bosque del Apache. The 30th Annual Festival of the Cranes is a celebration of the winter migration of the sandhill cranes to the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. Avid birders from around the world flock to the Refuge to view the spectacular exhibit of fowl. CHRISTMAS ELECTRIC LIGHT PARADE & LUMINARIA STROLL ON THE PLAZADecember 1st. Get into the spirit of the season with a magical evening of lights and color at our annual parade. Make sure to wave at Santa Claus as he makes his way to the Plaza. Enjoy food, beverages and entertainment and a spectacular art stroll as members of the Socorro County Arts display their arts & crafts along a beautiful luminaria path throughout the Historic Plaza.

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New Mexico’s Public Parks Have Much to Offer This Summer Public Parks are the places where communities bare their souls, where the character of citizens is honored, and where neighbors who live vastly different lives come together to celebrate what makes their towns special. Fortunately, there are many parks along the route of the New Mexico Rail Runner Express where old friends and visitors can engage each other for a few hours, and remember or discover, why they choose to live here. The following parks are those kinds of places, and you are cordially invited to stop by and partake during the coming summer months.

DANIEL FERNANDEZ PARK Ride the New Mexico Rail Runner Express to the Village of Los Lunas and you can’t miss this 17-acre park. “My office actually is in the Rail Runner building,” says Marcos Castillo, recreation supervisor for the Village. “I can look out my window and see the park.” Castillo can see the park even if he has to work late. “We have a lighted softball field, a lighted tennis court and a lighted basketball court,” he says. The facility also has a recreation center with a gym, a weight room and other amenities. “The park is really, really busy,” Castillo says. “People are continually renting out the gazebo for community events.” Nothing, however, is bigger than the 4th of July celebration at Daniel Fernandez Park. “That draws more than 5,000 people,” Castillo says. “It’s an all-day event with bands, food, craft vendors, and at dark, we have the largest fireworks display in Valencia County.” Celebrating the nation’s freedom is a natural here at a park dedicated to the memory of a soldier who lost his life fighting for it. Daniel Fernandez grew up in Los Lunas and was 22 years old in 1966 when he threw himself on a grenade to protect his fellow soldiers fighting in Vietnam. Fernandez was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions, and his community continues to honor him today. Whether you want to watch the fireworks on the 4th, get physically fit on the treadmills and elliptical machines, or crush a few homers under the lights, Daniel Fernandez Park is the place to go in Los Lunas. Visit loslunas.gov to learn more.

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VEGGIES AND MOVIES AND LUNCH, OH MY! Maintaining the relevance of communities and public spaces isn’t always easy. Many downtown areas have been consumed by decay and fallen on hard times. A few programs supported through grants, however, can bring public venues back to life. “Civic Plaza Presents” is a series of summer dining and entertainment opportunities bringing life to Downtown Albuquerque. Just a few blocks north of the Rail Runner’s Downtown Station, Civic Plaza offers lunches catered by local restaurants on Wednesdays between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., dinners and local craft beers on Fridays after 5 p.m., and movies on Friday nights once the sun goes down. “ABQ Food Fridays are a way to start your weekend with food from local restaurants, and beers and ciders from the city’s 4th of July Fireworks at Daniel Fernandez Park in Los Lunas. Brewers’ Guild members,” www.riometro.org | www.travelnewmex.com | SUMMER 2018

says Brian Hatchitt of the Albuquerque Convention Center, which started managing Civic Plaza in 2014. This plaza is large, capable of holding 20,000 visitors, and it would be easy to feel lost if you aren’t young enough to play on the new playground Children enjoy the sand-play area at the or run through the water Railyard Park in Santa Fe fountains without feeling silly. But thanks to a community grant from Southwest Airlines and a Downtown ABQ MainStreet grant, this plaza has a new life and is once again a place where Albuquerque’s typically gentle evenings can be enjoyed. “This is the fourth year we have offered movies on the plaza,” says Hatchitt. The tables and chairs visitors use during the Friday feasts, the movies, scheduled concerts and occasional Shakespearian plays, were all purchased using the grant from the Downtown ABQ MainStreet. The movies are offered mid-May to mid-September, Hatchitt says, and the best way to know what will be shown is to request updates from the Civic Plaza Presents Facebook page facebook.com/CivicPlazaPresents/. It is also possible to purchase fresh produce grown in and around Albuquerque on Wednesdays when the growers market fills Civic Plaza. If you can’t make it on Wednesdays, the Downtown Growers’ Market is held Saturdays at Robinson Park, 810 Copper Ave NW. The mission of the approximately 75 growers who sell at the market is to show support for local agriculture and to improve the economics and health of resident and visitors. Point your browser to downtowngrowers.org for more information.

COME TOGETHER If there is an example of a park bringing a community together, look no farther than the Santa Fe Railyard. Declared a “blighted area” in 1987, today this piece of the state’s capitol is home to a Farmers’ Market, artist galleries, a museum dedicated to New Mexican culture, and a place for young ones. A master plan for the railyard was approved in 2002, with archaeological surveys conducted in 2004. Construction of the buildings began in 2006, and a grand opening was held in 2008, exactly a decade ago. This assemblage of history and culture envisioned by the Santa Fe Railyard Community Corporation received a “Great Places in America” award from the American Planning Association in 2015. Naturally, those seeking entertainment are invited to watch movies or catch a concert on summer nights, enjoy local craft beers at the Violet Crown Cinema or Second Street Brewery, and enjoy the art at SITE Santa Fe. To get your bearings visit railyardsantafe.com Within the Santa Fe Railyard, one also can find an educational park complete with a sand-play area where young children can discover the joy of construction and getting their hands dirty every Saturday morning, May through August. The park is managed by the Railyard Park Conservancy, says Executive Director Christy Lee Downs and you may learn more by visiting railyardpark.org.


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Question & Answer How do I buy tickets? Tickets can be purchased online at riometro.org, onboard the train from the ticket agents, or on the Rio Ticketing app. We accept cash, debit, and credit cards (except American Express). Are discounted tickets available? Reduced fares are available to youth ages 10-17, students with a valid ID, seniors age 62+, and people with disabilities. Children 9 and under ride free. Please see the fare information listed in this magazine for details and a list of acceptable ID cards. Do you offer a discount for group travel? Discounted rates are available for groups 25 or more. Schools and organizations should contact Rio Metro’s Customer Service at 866-795-7245 prior to travel date for details and pricing. Is my ticket refundable if I don’t use it? Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Can I buy a ticket for someone else? Yes, you may purchase a ticket for another person from our online ticketing (riometro.org). You will need to email the ticket to the person you are buying it for; they can either print it out or show it to the ticket agent on their mobile device. Is there parking available at the train stations? Free onsite parking is available at all of the Rail Runner stations with the exception of Downtown ABQ and the Santa Fe Depot. Parking at Downtown ABQ and the Santa Fe Depot is available for a fee at adjacent parking facilities. Overnight parking is at your own risk. Are there restrooms on the train? At least one restroom is available on every New Mexico Rail Runner Express train. Longer trains will have more than one restroom. Can I bring or buy food on the train? Passengers are welcome to bring and consume food and beverages (excluding alcohol) on the train. Food and beverages are not available for purchase on the train. Can I charge my mobile device on the train? Electrical outlets are available for passenger use at each of the tables on the train. Tables are located on the mezzanine and upper levels only.

Can I bring my bicycle/sports equipment on the train? Bicycles, skis and other sporting equipment are welcome on the train at no charge. Each New Mexico Rail Runner Express train car has designated space for up to 8 bicycles. During the winter months, the train also provides storage containers for ski equipment. Please store your equipment in the designated storage areas. How do I qualify for the Veteran’s Freedom Pass? You must have a VHIC (VA Card) or a VHIC report from the VA Medical Center in order to receive a Freedom Pass to ride the train. The pass is available at Rio Metro’s Customer Service office Monday – Thursday, at the Raymond G. Murphy Medical Center in Albuquerque and at Ecomotive Electric Bikes in Santa Fe. Visit riometro.org for details and hours of operation. Are pets allowed on the train? Pets are not allowed onboard, only service animals. Service animals can be guide dogs for the blind or visually impaired, signal dogs for the hearing impaired, or other types of animals that can be individually trained to work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. Learn more about riding with a service animal at riometro.org. Can I use my train ticket to get on area buses? Yes, your train ticket allows free bus connections on ABQ RIDE, Rio Metro, Santa Fe Trails and most NCRTD buses on the same day of travel. Additional bus connections are available for a nominal fee.

How old do children need to be to ride alone? Children must be at least 10 years old to ride the train without a supervising adult. What happens if I leave something on the train? If you leave an item on the train, please contact our Customer Service office at 505-245-RAIL(7245), Monday-Friday 8 a.m – 5 p.m. Lost items are turned in to the Customer Service office and are held for 60 days. If you find an item on the train, please turn it in to a ticket agent or conductor. How can I find out if the train is delayed? There are several options for passengers to stay informed about the status of the train. Rider Alerts are posted on the home page of the Rail Runner website. You can sign up to receive text alerts for specific train routes and be notified of any delays longer than 10 minutes. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to receive updates about train delays and other information. Can I use the train to get to the airport? Passengers can travel between the Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) and the New Mexico Rail Runner Express using ABQ RIDE buses. Connections are available Monday-Saturday. Visit riometro.org or call 505-245-RAIL(7245) or 866-795-7245 for a complete list of airport connections. www.riometro.org | www.travelnewmex.com | SUMMER 2018

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Santa Fe Trails Route 4 (Southside) - To the Santa Fe Convention Center, City and County offices, Santa Fe High School and Santa Fe Place Mall. South Capitol Shuttle - Weekdays to St. Vincent Hospital, the Rodeo Business Park and the District 5 DOT office. NM Park & Ride Blue Route Weekdays to Santa Fe, Pojoaque and Los Alamos. NM Park & Ride Red Route Weekdays to Espanola, Pojoaque and Santa Fe. NM Park & Ride Orange Route Weekdays between Las Vegas and Santa Fe. NCRTD Route 160 - Weekdays between Santa Fe, Española and

Santa Fe Trails Route 2 (Cerrillos Road) To the West Capitol Complex, the New Mexico School for the Deaf and Santa Fe Place Mall. (connect here to SF Outlet Mall (Route 26).

South Capitol Station

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Santa Fe Trails Route 4 (Southside) To the Santa Fe Convention Center, City and County offices, Santa Fe Place Mall and Santa Fe High School. Santa Fe Trails Route M (Museum Hill) Access to the Museum of Spanish Art, Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Museum of International Folk Art and the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. NCRTD Taos Express - To Española and the Town of Taos. Saturdays and Sundays only.

Santa Fe Pick Up - To the Santa Fe Plaza, Downtown Santa Fe, Canyon Road and Museum Hill. Operates daily. Turn left when exiting the train to the shuttle and look for the red truck sign. Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino Shuttle Shuttle stops on Guadalupe right next to Tomasita’s Restaurant. Shuttle meets train daily. Santa Fe Trails Route 2 (Cerrillos Road) To the West Capitol Complex, the New Mexico School for the Deaf and Santa Fe Place Mall. (connect here to SF Outlet Mall (Route 26).

Santa Fe Depot Station

All our bus connections are FREE unless otherwise noted

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Rio Metro Route 202 - Weekedays to Bernalillo, Rio Rancho, Santa Ana Pueblo, Algodones, Santo Domingo Pueblo, Cochiti Pueblo and the Town of Cohiti Lake. Rio Metro Route 204 - Weekdays to Bernalillo, northern Rio Rancho, Zia Pueblo, San Ysidro, Jemez Pueblo and Jemez Springs.

Route 505 - Weekday express service to Downtown Albuquerque before the first southbound train of the morning. Santa Ana Star Casino Shuttle Meets every train, seven days a week. Hollywood Casino Shuttle at San Felipe Meets northbound trains 7 days a week. Call for shuttle times. Rio Metro Route 201 - Weekdays to Bernalillo and Enchanted Hills.

Sandoval County/US 550 Station

Rio Metro Route 202 - Weekdays to Bernalillo, Rio Rancho, Santa Ana Pueblo, Algodones, Santo Domingo Pueblo, Cochiti Pueblo and the town of Cochiti Lake. Black Mesa Casino Shuttle Meets southbound trains 7 days a week. Call casino for shuttle times.

Kewa Station at Santo Domingo Pueblo

Ride Purple Bus Route to the South Capitol & Santa Fe Depot Stations. Weekday departure at 5:11 a.m.

NM Park & Ride Purple Route - Weekday direct connection between the Rail Runner and Los Alamos.

* NM Park & Ride Purple Shuttle * Route to connect from the first run of the morning on the NM Park &

NM 599 Station Shuttle - Weekdays to Bisbee Court, the New Mexican Plaza, Jaguar, Camino Entrada, and Santa Fe Place Mall. Meets most trains. NCRTD Route 270 - Weekdays to the NM Department of Corrections, Oñate Complex (National Guard) and the Santa Fe County Detention Center. Santa Fe Trails Route 22 - Weekdays to Santa Fe Community College, Rancho Viejo and IAIA.

Santa Fe County/NM 599 Station

Rail & Bus Connections Guide

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Santa Fe Co. NM 599

Zia Road

South Capitol

Santa Fe Depot

SYSTEM MAP

Rio Metro Route 206 - Weekday service for Belen residents to connect to the Rail Runner station and other nearby work centers during peak commute times. Rio Metro Dial-A-Ride - Weekday curb-to-curb service in Valencia County. Rides must be requested by 12 NOON one business day prior. Call 505-352-3595. $1 each way. Socorro Shuttle - Service to Socorro Weekdays and Sundays.

Belen Station

Rio Metro Route 207 - Weekday service for Los Lunas residents to connect to the Rail Runner station and other nearby work centers during peak commute times. Connects to Route 209. Rio Metro Route 209 - Weekdays between Los Lunas Transportation Center and the UNM Valencia Campus. Connects to Route 207. Rio Metro Dial-A-Ride - Weekday curb-to-curb service in Valencia County. Rides must be requested by 12 NOON one business day prior. Call 505-352-3595. $1 each way.

Los Lunas

Isleta Hotel & Casino Shuttle - A bus meets every train, seven days a week.

Isleta Pueblo Station


Santa Fe Pick Up City of Santa Fe Santa Fe Pick Up (505) 231-2573 City of Santa Fe santafenm.gov (505) 231-2573 Santa Fe Trails santafenm.gov (505) 955-2001 Santa Fe Trails santafenm.gov (505) 955-2001 santafenm.gov

* NM Park & Ride For (866) 551-7433 NM Park & Ride nmparkandride.com (866) 551-7433 Taos Express nmparkandride.com (505) 629-4725 Taos Express (866) 206-0754 (505) 629-4725 taosexpress.com (866) 206-0754 ncrtd.org taosexpress.com ncrtd.org

Please contact the connection provider for fares.

Casino Shuttle Buffalo Thunder Resort & (505) 819-2292 Casino Shuttle buffalothunderresort.com (505) 819-2292 North Central Regional buffalothunderresort.com Transit District (NCRTD) North Central Regional (866) 206-0754 Transit District (NCRTD) (505) 629-4725 (866) 206-0754 ncrtd.org (505) 629-4725 ncrtd.org

Regional Transit District Shuttle Rio 795-7245 Metro Santa Ana Star Casino (866) (505) 771-5336 Regional Transit District Shuttle riometro.org (505) 867-0000 (866) 795-7245 (505) 771-5336 Hollywood Casino Shuttle at santaanastar.com riometro.org (505) 867-0000 San Felipe Sandia Resort & Casino santaanastar.com Hollywood (505) 991-5247Casino Shuttle at Shuttle San Felipe Sandia Resort & Casino (877) 529-2946 (505) 796-7500 (505) 991-5247 Shuttle sanfelipecasino.com sandiacasino.com (877) 529-2946 (505) 796-7500 sanfelipecasino.com sandiacasino.com

ABQ RIDE Route 222 - Weekdays to the South Valley, VA Hospital, Kirtland Air Force Base and the airport business district. Can also be used to access the Albuquerque International Sunport for passengers coming from and going to Valencia County.

Bernalillo County Station

ABQ RIDE Rapid Transit 766 Red Line - Express route to access Old Town, the ABQ BioPark, UNM, Nob Hill and Uptown. ABQ RIDE Rapid Transit 777 Green Line - Express route to access UNM, Nob Hill, and the foothills near Tramway. ABQ RIDE Route 66 - Access to locations along Central Ave. including Central & Unser Park & Ride, City and County buildings, UNM and EXPO NM. ABQ RIDE Route 53 - To Isleta Blvd, the Albuquerque Zoo and the National Hispanic Cultural Center. ABQ RIDE Route 217 - To Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) and Kirtland Air Force Base. ABQ RIDE Route 250 - Airport Express. Direct route to the Albuquerque International Sunport. Other ABQ RIDE Routes - There are nearly 40 other ABQ RIDE bus routes that get you just about anywhere in the city.

Downtown Albuquerque Station

ABQ RIDE Route 157 - To Cottonwood Mall, Coronado Center, ABQ Uptown and Kirkland Air Force Base.

Montaño Station

ABQ RIDE Route 251 - Weekdays to the Journal Center business district, Century 24 Theatre, Cottonwood Mall, Intel and Rio Rancho.

Los Ranchos/Journal Center Station

Sandia Resort & Casino Shuttle Meets every train, seven days a week.

Sandia Pueblo Station

Belen

Los Lunas

Isleta Pueblo

Bernalillo Co.

Downtown Albuquerque

Montaño

Los Ranchos Journal Center

Sandia Pueblo

Downtown Bernalillo

Sandoval Co. / US 550

Kewa Pueblo

(505) 243-7433 ABQ RIDE myabqride.com (505) 243-7433 Isleta Resort & Casino myabqride.com Shuttle Isleta Resort & Casino (877) 747-5382 Shuttle isleta.com (877) 747-5382 isleta.com

Rio Metro Valencia (505) 352-3595 Rio Metro Valencia riometro.org (505) 352-3595 Socorro Shuttle riometro.org (575) 835-1501 Socorro Shuttle socorronm.gov (575) 835-1501 socorronm.gov

Rio Metro Route 208 - Weekday service from Belen to Downtown Albuquerque, with stops in Los Lunas, Peralta, Bosque Farms and the Pueblo of Isleta, during the morning / midday when the Rail Runner does not operate.

moreBuffalo information, fares&and Rio connections not listed, please contact these providers: Thunder Resort Metro Santa Ana Star Casino ABQ RIDE

Santa Fe Trails Route 6 (Rodeo Road) To Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, Rodeo Business Park East, and the Santa Fe Place Mall. Bus stops are located on Zia Road on the east side of St. Francis Drive (no direct service to Zia Rd Station).

Zia Rd Station

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NCRTD Route 220 - Weekdays between Santa Fe, Tesuque, Pojoaque and Española. NCRTD Route 280 - Weekdays between Santa Fe, Eldorado, Galisteo, Stanley, Moriarity and Edgewood. NCRTD Route 290 - Weekdays between Santa Fe, Eldorado, Galisteo, Stanley, Moriarty and Edgewood. NCRTD Santa Fe to Taos - Weekdays between Santa Fe and Taos. NCRTD Mountain Trail Route – Daily service to the Santa Fe National Forest and Ski Santa Fe with stops throughout downtown and at 10,000 Waves.

Santa Clara Pueblo. NCRTD Route 200 - Weekdays between Santa Fe and Española.

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Weekday Schedule Monday through Friday

LUNES A VIERNES

Shown are departure times, unless otherwise noted.

Horario demuestra tiempos de salida a no ser que se indique lo contrario.

Schedule Effective April 24th, 2017

Horario efectivo a partir del 24 de abril del 2017

ESTACIONES DE TREN ESTACIONES DE TREN TRAIN STATIONS

READING THE SCHEDULE 1. Decide whether you are going north (at top) or south (at bottom).

Shown are departure time unless otherwise noted

Northbound / rumbo norte #102 EXPRESS

#506

#508

#510

#512

#514

#516

#518

#520

5:39A

6:35A

8:04A

3:40P

5:51P

7:01P

7:57P

5:49A

6:46A

8:15A

3:51P

6:01P

7:12P

8:08P

6:02A

6:59A

8:27A

4:04P

6:16P

7:26P

8:22P

#502

#504

Belen

Los Lunas Isleta Pueblo Bernalillo County

6:10A

7:06A

8:35A

4:11P

6:29P

7:35P

8:31P

Downtown ABQ

4:32A

5:02A

6:22A

7:19A

8:42A

9:35A

4:26P

5:34P

6:48P

7:42P

8:38P

Montaño

4:41A

5:11A

7:29A

9:44A

4:35P

5:43P

6:58P

Los Ranchos / JC

4:47A

5:17A

6:34A

7:36A

9:50A

4:41P

5:49P

7:06P

Sandia Pueblo

4:52A

5:22A

7:42A

9:55A

4:46P

5:54P

7:12P

Downtown Bernalillo

5:01A

5:31A

7:52A

10:03A

4:54P

6:07P

7:26P

Sandoval / US 550

5:05A

5:35A

6:46A

7:58A

10:08A

4:59P

6:12P

7:31P

Kewa

5:25A

5:55A

7:05A

8:18A

10:28A

5:19P

6:34P

7:50P

SF County / NM 599

5:48A

3. Lea hacia la derecha hasta encontrar la hora que el tren sale de la estación de su preferencia

6:18A

7:24A

8:39A

10:51A

5:43P

6:57P

8:13P

Zia Road

5:58A

6:28A

8:49A

11:01A

5:53P

7:07P

8:23P

4. De alli, lea hacia abajo hasta encontrar la hora que el tren llega a la estación de su preferencia

South Capitol

6:08A

6:38A

7:40A

8:56A

11:11A

6:00P

7:17P

8:33P

Santa Fe Depot

6:13A

6:43A

7:45A

9:01A

11:16A

6:05P

7:22P

8:38P

2. On the left-hand side, find the station from which you are leaving. 3. Read across to find the times the Rail Runner departs from that station. 4. From there, read down to find what time the Rail Runner will arrive at the station to which you are traveling. COMO LEER EL HORARIO 1. Decida si va a ir hacia el norte o hacia el sur 2. A la izquierda, busque la estación de donde va a salir

READ DOWN LEA HACIA ABAJO

ESTACIONES DE TREN

CONTACT/CONTACTO

505-245-RAIL(7245) www.riometro.org Customer Service Hrs. Mon.-Fri. 5am-10pm Sat. & Sun. 8am-4pm Horas de Servicio al Cliente: lunes a viernes 5am - 10pm, sábado y domingo 8am - 4pm.

Southbound / rumbo sur

Shown are departure time unless otherwise noted #101 #517 #519 #521 EXPRESS

#501

#503

#507

#509

#511

#513

#515

Santa Fe Depot

5:39A

7:13A

1:02P

4:15P

5:04P

5:30P

6:46P

9:00P

South Capitol

5:43A

7:18A

1:07P

4:20P

5:09P

5:35P

6:51P

9:05P

Zia Road

5:49A

7:25A

1:14P

4:27P

5:42P

6:58P

9:12P

SF County / NM 599

6:01A

7:37A

1:26P

4:39P

5:26P

5:54P

7:10P

9:24P

Kewa

6:19A

7:55A

1:44P

4:57P

6:12P

7:28P

9:42P

Sandoval / US 550

6:38A

8:14A

2:03P

5:16P

6:02P

6:31P

7:47P

10:01P

Downtown Bernalillo

6:43A

8:18A

2:07P

5:20P

6:35P

7:51P

10:05P

8:27A

2:16P

5:29P

6:44P

8:00P

10:14P

TRAIN STATIONS

Sandia Pueblo

6:52A

Los Ranchos / JC

6:57A

8:32A

2:21P

5:34P

6:14P

6:49P

8:05P

10:19P

Montaño

7:02A

8:37A

2:26P

5:39P

6:54P

8:10P

10:24P

Downtown ABQ

4:45A

5:30A

7:10A

8:45A

2:37P

4:30P

5:50P

6:25P

7:02P

8:18P

10:32P

Bernalillo County

4:53A

5:41A

7:19A

2:45P

4:38P

5:57P

7:09P

Isleta Pueblo

5:01A

5:49A

7:27A

2:52P

4:45P

6:06P

7:17P

Los Lunas

5:13A

6:06A

7:39A

3:05P

4:58P

6:22P

7:31P

Belen

5:24A

6:17A

7:50A

3:15P

5:08P

6:33P

7:42P

READ DOWN LEA HACIA ABAJO

Designated QUIET CAR Service Only cars nearest to locomotive are Quiet Cars Means train does not stop

Significa el tren no hace parada

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Train arrives but does not continue

Tren llega hasta este punto pero no continua


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Weekend Schedule Saturday and Sunday

SABADO Y DOMINGO

Shown are departure times, unless otherwise noted.

Horario demuestra tiempos de salida a no ser que se indique lo contrario.

Schedule Effective April 24th, 2017

Horario efectivo a partir del 24 de abril del 2017

ESTACIONES DE TREN

Saturday

Northbound Saturday / sabado rumbo norte

ESTACIONES DE TREN

TRAIN STATIONS

#702

#704

#706

#708

#710

Belen

7:50A

12:45P

5:40P

7:43P

10:35P

#703

#705

#707

#709

#711

Santa Fe Depot

10:20A

3:15P

8:10P

10:14P

Los Lunas

8:00A

12:55P

5:50P

7:53P

10:45P

South Capitol

10:25A

3:20P

8:15P

10:19P

Isleta Pueblo

8:11A

1:06P

6:01P

8:04P

10:56P

Zia Road

10:33A

3:28P

8:23P

10:27P

Bernalillo County

8:19A

1:14P

6:09P

8:12P

11:03P

SF County / NM 599

3:37P

8:32P

10:36P

Downtown ABQ

8:30A

1:25P

10:42A

6:20P

8:23P

11:11P

Kewa

3:55P

8:50P

10:54P

8:39A

6:29P

8:32P

11:00A

Montaño

1:34P

Sandoval / US 550

6:35P

8:38P

4:13P

8:45A

11:18A

9:08P

11:13P

Los Ranchos / JC

1:40P

8:43P

11:21A

4:16P

8:50A

6:40P

9:11P

11:16P

Sandia Pueblo

1:45P

Downtown Bernalillo

8:58A

6:48P

8:51P

11:30A

4:25P

9:20P

11:25P

Downtown Bernalillo

1:53P

Sandia Pueblo

9:02A

6:52P

8:55P

11:35A

4:30P

Sandoval / US 550

1:57P

Los Ranchos / JC

9:25P

11:30P

2:15P

7:10P

9:13P

11:41A

4:36P

Kewa

9:20A

Montaño

9:31P

11:36P

SF County / NM 599

9:41A

2:36P

7:31P

9:34P

Downtown ABQ

6:56A

11:51A

4:45P

6:51P

9:41P

11:45P

Zia Road

9:52A

2:47P

7:42P

9:45P

Bernalillo County

7:06A

12:01P

4:56P

7:01P

9:51P

South Capitol

10:00A

2:55P

7:50P

9:53P

Isleta Pueblo

7:14A

12:09P

5:04P

7:09P

9:59P

Santa Fe Depot

10:05A

3:00P

7:55P

9:58P

Los Lunas

7:25A

12:20P

5:15P

7:20P

10:10P

Belen

7:35A

12:30P

5:25P

7:30P

10:20P

READ DOWN

READ DOWN

LEA HACIA ABAJO

ESTACIONES DE TREN

LEA HACIA ABAJO

Northbound Sunday / domingo rumbo norte

ESTACIONES DE TREN

Southbound Sunday / domingo rumbo sur

#702

#704

#706

#701

#703

#705

#707

Belen

7:50A

12:45P

5:40P

Santa Fe Depot

10:20A

3:15P

8:10P

TRAIN STATIONS

Sunday

Southbound Saturday / sabado rumbo sur

#701

TRAIN STATIONS

TRAIN STATIONS

Los Lunas

8:00A

12:55P

5:50P

South Capitol

10:25A

3:20P

8:15P

Isleta Pueblo

8:11A

1:06P

6:01P

Zia Road

10:33A

3:28P

8:23P

Bernalillo County

8:19A

1:14P

6:09P

SF County / NM 599

10:42A

3:37P

8:32P

Downtown ABQ

8:30A

1:25P

6:20P

Kewa

11:00A

3:55P

8:50P

Montaño

8:39A

1:34P

6:29P

Sandoval / US 550

11:18A

4:13P

9:08P

Los Ranchos / JC

8:45A

1:40P

6:35P

Downtown Bernalillo

11:21A

4:16P

9:11P

Sandia Pueblo

8:50A

1:45P

6:40P

Sandia Pueblo

11:30A

4:25P

9:20P

Downtown Bernalillo

8:58A

1:53P

6:48P

Los Ranchos / JC

11:35A

4:30P

9:25P

Sandoval / US 550

9:02A

1:57P

6:52P

Montaño

11:41A

4:36P

9:31P

Kewa

9:20A

2:15P

7:10P

Downtown ABQ

6:56A

11:51A

4:45P

9:41P

SF County / NM 599

9:41A

2:36P

7:31P

Bernalillo County

7:06A

12:01P

4:56P

Zia Road

9:52A

2:47P

7:42P

Isleta Pueblo

7:14A

12:09P

5:04P

South Capitol

10:00A

2:55P

7:50P

Los Lunas

7:25A

12:20P

5:15P

Santa Fe Depot

10:05A

3:00P

7:55P

Belen

7:35A

12:30P

5:25P

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Holiday Schedule Independence Day

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - Sunday Schedule

Labor Day

Monday, September 3, 2018 - No Service

Indigenous People's Day

Day After Thanksgiving

Veterans Day

Christmas Day

Monday, October 8, 2018 - Regular Weekday Schedule

Friday, November 23, 2018 - Sunday Schedule

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - Sunday Schedule

Tuesday, December 25, 2018 - No Service

Veterans Day (observed)

Monday, November 12, 2018 - Sunday Schedule

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 22, 2018 - No Service

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Friday, November 23, 2018 - Sunday Schedule

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HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR FARE Step 1: Count the number of zones Count the number of zones through which you will travel. Step 2: Pick the type of fare you need Do you want a one-way ticket, a day pass, a monthly or annual pass? Are you eligible for a reduced fare? Step 3: Check the chart below and see how much your fare is

SYSTEM MAP Santa Fe Depot South Capitol

riometro.org Purchase and print tickets. On The Train: Fares are collected by a ticket agent.

Zia Road

Santa Fe Co. NM 599

Kewa Pueblo

FULL FARE 1 zone 2 zones 3 zones 4 zones 5 zones 6 zones

one-way $2 $3 $5 $8 $9 $10

day pass $3 $4 $6 $9 $10 $11

monthly pass $39 $55 $72 $105 $110 $121

annual pass $385 $550 $715 $1045 $1100 $1210

REDUCED FARE 1 zone 2 zones 3 zones 4 zones 5 zones 6 zones

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one-way $1 $1 $2 $4 $4 $5

day pass $2 $2 $3 $6 $7 $8

monthly pass $19 $28 $36 $52 $55 $61

annual pass $187 $275 $352 $517 $550 $605

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Sandoval Co. / US 550

REDUCED FARES ARE AVAILABLE TO: • Youth ages 10-17 • Students with a valid student ID • Seniors age 62+ • Medicare Card holders • People with disabilities who show: - An NM Motor Vehicle Department notification - A letter from a doctor indicating the disability (with exp. date) - An ABQ RIDE Honored Citizen Card - A Santa Fe Ride Card or Santa Fe Trails Half Fare Card - A disabled veteran ID card

Children

9 and under ride free!

Downtown Bernalillo

Sandia Pueblo Los Ranchos Journal Center Montaño Downtown Albuquerque Bernalillo Co. Isleta Pueblo

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Schedule of Events Seniors Ride Free New Mexico Rail Runner Express Wednesdays through September All Trains, All Day riometro.org Santa Fe Farmers Market Santa Fe Railyard Saturdays & Tuesdays 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Exit the train at the Santa Fe Depot. (505) 983-4098 santafefarmersmarket.com Railyard Artisan Market Santa Fe Railyard Sundays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Exit the train at the Santa Fe Depot. (505) 983-4098 artmarketsantafe.com Santa Fe Artists Market Santa Fe Railyard Park Saturdays through December 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Exit the train at the Santa Fe Depot. (505) 310-8766 santafeartistsmarket.com Downtown Growers’ Market Robinson Park, Albuquerque Saturdays through November 3 8 a.m. – Noon Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and walk west to 8th & Central. (505) 252-2959 downtowngrowers.org Rail Yards Market Blacksmith Shop, Albuquerque Rail Yard Sundays through October 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and walk south to 1st & Hazeldine. (505) 600-1109 railyardsmarket.com

Exhibit: The Land Enchants Me So New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily Exit the train at the Santa Fe Depot and walk or take the Santa Fe PickUp Shuttle to Lincoln & W. Palace Ave. (505) 476-5200 nmhistorymuseum.org La Ultima Exhibición National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday Now through November 11 Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and take ABQ RIDE Route 54 to Bridge & Avenida Cesar Chavez. (505) 246-2261 nhccnm.org Exhibit: American Jewelry From New Mexico Albuquerque Museum of Art & History 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday Now through October 14 Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and take ABQ RIDE Route 66 or 766 west to Central & Rio Grande. (505) 243-7255 JULY All Month Santa Fe Bandstand Santa Fe Plaza 6-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday Now through August 10 Exit the train at the Santa Fe Depot and walk or take the Santa Fe Pickup Shuttle to the Plaza. santafebandstand.org All Month Exhibit: YE GODS! Icons of Aztec Deities El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe Railyard 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday Now through July 29 Exit the train at the Santa Fe Depot. elmuseocultural.org

July 14-15 International Folk Art Market Museum Hill, Santa Fe 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday Exit the train at the South Capitol Station and take the shuttle to the market. (505) 992-7600 folkartalliance.org July 21 Route 66 Summerfest Nob Hill, Albuquerque 3-10 p.m. Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and take ABQ RIDE Route 66, 766 or 777 east to Central & Girard. (505) 768-3556 cabq.gov July 21 Half-Price Weekend ABQ BioPark Zoo, Albuquerque 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and take ABQ RIDE Route 53 to 8th & Atlantic. (505) 768-2000 cabq.gov July 28-29 Traditional Spanish Market Santa Fe Plaza 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exit the train at the Santa Fe Depot and walk or take the Santa Fe Pickup Shuttle to the Plaza. (505) 982-2226 spanishcolonial.org July 28-29 Contemporary Hispanic Market Santa Fe Plaza 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exit the train at the Santa Fe Depot and walk or take the Santa Fe Pickup Shuttle to the Plaza. (505) 331-5162 contemporaryhispanicmarketinc.com (continued on next page)

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Schedule of Events AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

August 4 Downtown Summerfest Civic Plaza, Albuquerque 5-10:30 p.m. Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and walk north to 3rd & Tijeras (505) 768-3556 cabq.gov

All Month Exhibit: Puerto Rico – Defying Darkness 516 Arts, Albuquerque 12-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday Now through October 6 Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and walk west to 5th & Central. 516arts.org

August 4-5 Great Southwestern Antique Show Expo New Mexico, Albuquerque 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and take ABQ RIDE Route 66, 766 or 777 east to Central & San Pedro. (505) 255-4054 gswevents.com August 10-12 Objects of Art Santa Fe El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe Railyard 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exit the train at the Santa Fe Depot. objectsofartsantafe.com August 15-17 Antique American Indian Art Show El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe Railyard 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exit the train at the Santa Fe Depot. antiqueindianartshow.com

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August 18-19 Santa Fe Indian Market Santa Fe Plaza 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday Exit the train at the Santa Fe Depot and walk or take the Santa Fe Pickup Shuttle to the Plaza. (505) 983-5220 swaia.org August 31 Burning of Zozobra Fort Marcy Park, Santa Fe 3-10:30 p.m. Exit the train at the South Capitol Station and take the free shuttle to and from the event. (855) ZOZOBRA burnzozobra.com

September 1-3 Fiesta Fine Arts & Crafts Market Santa Fe Plaza 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exit the train at the Santa Fe Depot and walk or take the Santa Fe Pickup Shuttle to the Plaza. (505) 470-6325 santafefiesta.org September 1-3 Cactus & Succulent Show ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, Albuquerque 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and take ABQ RIDE Route 66 or 766 west to Central & New York. (505) 848-7180 cabq.gov September 6-16 New Mexico State Fair Expo New Mexico, Albuquerque 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and take ABQ RIDE Route 66, 766 or 777 east to Central & San Pedro. (505) 222-9700 exponm.com September 8 Albuquerque Hopfest Isleta Resort & Casino 2-6 p.m. Exit the train at the Isleta Pueblo Station and take the free shuttle. albuquerquehopfest.com

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September 8 - 30 Exhibit: Railroad Art & Photography El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe Various times Exit the train at the Santa Fe Depot. elmuseocultural.org September 15-16 New Mexico Railroad History Celebration Santa Fe Railyard 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Exit the train at the Santa Fe Depot. NMRailroadHistory.com September 15-29 Belen Art League Fall Art Show Harvey House Museum, Belen Noon - 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday Exit the train at the Belen Station and walk south across the pedestrian overpass to 1st & Dalies. (505) 861-0581 www.harveyhousemuseum.org September 29 Steam Locomotive Open House AT&SF 2926 Restoration Yard, Albuquerque 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and take ABQ RIDE Route 10 north to 4th & Haines, then walk .5 miles west to Haines & 8th. (505) 246-2926 nmslrhs.org September 29 Becker Street Festival Becker Street, Belen 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Exit the train at the Belen Station and walk south over the pedestrian overpass to Becker & Main. (505) 864-8091 belenchamber.com


CHAMA: New Mexico’s Mecca for Year-Round Fun One of the best-kept secrets in New Mexico is the enchanting Village of Chama. With an elevation of 7860 feet, Chama is nestled high in the Southern Rockies, just 120 miles North of Santa Fe. The historic Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad steam trains leave the Chama depot daily from Memorial Day weekend to midOctober. Riding the railroad is a day trip of exhilarating mountain views, deep gorges, beautiful spring wild flowers and later in the season, amazing fall colors. Fishing local trout streams and lakes is a leisurely pleasure and for a real experience try fly fishing the Rio Chama, which runs the east side of the Village. Hikers and mountain bikers find many trails including the Continental Divide Trail nearby. The Sargent’s Wildlife Area surrounds Chama with meadows and trails for hiking and horseback riding. Hunting adventures with reliable guides are close to town. Chama has a lively western-style business district with lodging, RV Parks and cozy dining establishments. Located at the junction of highway 17 and U.S. 84 (take State Hwy 285 north from Santa Fe to Española then take the “Chama Highway” (84) north), the Village of Chama is the perfect destination for anyone seeking scenic outdoor recreation. Crowds gather in Chama for the famous Fourth of July fireworks display. The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad offers a fireworks train in the evening. Chama Days, the second weekend of August, is always fun with a softball tournament, NMPRC Rodeo, dances,

Springtime on the Chama River. Photo courtesy of www.exposureandfstop.com.

and a parade. Enjoy the Valley Studio Tour every Labor Day weekend and visit local artists. Cool times in cool pines are the epitome of summer fun in Chama’s cabins and vacation ranches. Oh, yeah, and it’s an absolute mecca for winter sports, too! For your safety and comfort bring a light jacket or sweater for those cool evening walks and check with the local ranger district before heading out to hike. Never travel alone and make sure you are adequately prepared. At these altitudes, the weather can sneak up on you.

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Railroad History Celebration New Mexico’s railroad history comes alive this September as the Santa Fe Railyard celebrates its 10th anniversary during the inaugural New Mexico Railroad History Celebration. Historic photographs, a film festival, miles of model railroad layouts, and living history presentations exploring the Santa Fe of the 1880s are all on schedule for the celebration on September 15-16. Jim Terhune, a train lover serving on the celebration committee, hopes to make this an annual event. He is working with the New Mexico History Museum, railway historical societies, businesses in the Railyard, model train organizations, groups restoring retired trains, and currently operating railroads like the New Mexico Rail Runner Express, to bring together what he calls the only statewide annual history celebration in the nation. “El Museo Cultural will feature a 21,000-square foot exhibition of railroad art and photography September 8 to 30,” says Terhune. “Model railroad layouts will be operating inside El Museo, and the Violet Crown Cinema will conduct a Train Film Festival and have a model railroad layout in their lobby.” The Santa Fe we see today is pretty far removed from the Santa Fe of 1880s when the first trains reached town. The Railyard Park Conservancy, the non-profit organization that provides stewardship for the park and promotes educational programming there, is scheduling weaving, sheep shearing and other living history demonstrations on September 15 from10 a.m. to 4 p.m., says Christy Lee Downs, executive director for the Conservancy. Working with local elementary and middle school students, Downs

says, the Conservancy brings students outdoor-oriented environmental science literacy programs tailored to meet the Santa Fe Public School’s Core Curriculum and New Mexico Next Generation Science Standards. “Each grade level is tailored to what students are learning in the classroom to enhance their education with hands-on, experiential learning,” Downs says. You can learn more at railyardpark.org. On Sunday, September 16, a parade and musicians will rock Railyard Park. Food trucks will be available to feed the famished, and MAKE Santa Fe will demonstrate 3-D printing technology by producing model cabooses. Free shuttles will transport visitors to the New Mexico Museum of History and to La Fonda on the Plaza, one of the hotels where the Harvey Girls once served lunch to passengers. Docent-led history walks at La Fonda will similarly feature the state’s railroad history. A total of 16 organizations joined together to make this inaugural event successful, Terhune says. Throughout the summer, the Conservancy will also offer free sand play on Saturday mornings between 10 a.m. and noon, Downs says. Toddlers will find toys, kitchen utensils, water buckets, sprinklers, and other tools for playing in the sand pits. “We are also sponsoring free outdoor movie nights at the Railyard Park,” she says. “Among our movies will be ‘The Incredibles’ July 28; ‘Black Panther’ Aug. 10, and ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ on Aug. 24.” If you want to know more about the New Mexico Railyard History Celebration, visit NMRailroadHistory.com, or contact Jim Terhune directly at JT@NMRailroadHistory.com.

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The open road to excitement is at Route 66 Casino Hotel. Rev it up with thrilling casino action featuring over 1,300 slot games and 15 action-packed table games. Fill up with delicious dining options, including New Mexico’s best casino buffet. Switch gears with top-notch, toe-tapping entertainment. Coast into indulgence and stay the night in our classy and comfortable hotel. Have an out-of-this-world experience. An unidentified flying object has landed in the center of the Route 66 Casino Hotel gaming floor, and its alien presence has drawn the newest slot games in the country. The larger-than-life flying saucer draws inspiration from both Area 51 and Route 66. Slot machines within the Area 66 realm will be regularly replaced with brand new exclusive machines, making Route 66 Casino first-tomarket with 18 new games every 90 days! Experience world-class quality, service and value at one of our award-winning restaurants and three lounges. Tempt your taste buds at Thunder Road Steakhouse and Cantina. Located in the heart of the casino, this multilevel restaurant serves up sizzling steaks, spicy tacos and specialty drinks from the tequila bar. Enjoy free entertainment by the best local bands every weekend on the bar-top stage. Voted best buffet many times over, Buffet 66 is a world of fresh choices all in one place, with an array of international flavors on the menu. When it comes to All-American comfort foods and cocktails, we’ve got it all! Flashback to the good ol’ days in the newly renovated Johnny Rockets restaurant. Swing by the '50s-inspired diner for an All-American burger, onion rings, and milkshake. Main Street Restaurant & Bar is the perfect place for

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Rail Express Summer 2018  

Where to go and what to do on the Rail Runner Express plus other great trips and experiences in New Mexico.

Rail Express Summer 2018  

Where to go and what to do on the Rail Runner Express plus other great trips and experiences in New Mexico.