July 2016 marked 10 years of commuter rail service in New Mexico. Over the past decade, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express has transformed public transportation in our state, providing access to areas as far north as Taos and as far south as Socorro. We celebrated this exciting milestone with events and giveaways for passengers along the rail corridor.
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10 Fun Facts
To commemorate our 10 year anniversary, here are 10 fun facts about the New Mexico Rail Runner Express:
9,849,465: Total number of passengers
337,839: Total number of bicycle boardings
54,829: Total number of PNA boardings (Passengers Needing Assistance)
Over 400 Million: Number of passenger miles taken off area roadways
136: Total number of bicycle lockers at NMRX stations
70: Number of buses connecting to the train between Taos and Socorro
7,531: Number of people that have taken the train for a field trip as a group since January 2014
54,950: Number of trips taken by veterans using their free pass since November 11, 2014
83: Number of public appearances by Trax, the Rail Runner mascot, since May 2, 2014
In honor of our 10 year anniversary, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express asked our passengers to submit stories about how the train has been a part of their lives. Ten stories were selected by a panel of judges, and excerpts from the winning stories are being featured on our website.
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How We Celebrated
On Thursday, July 14, 2016, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express held a new conference at our Montaño Station. Speakers included transportation officials as well as people who have been involved with operations of the Rail Runner throughout the past decade. We also presented the 10 passengers who won our story contest with their prize packages during the event. View pictures from the event >>
Also, From July 18-22, Rail Runner employees, along with several of our Smart Business Partners, had information tables and giveaways at various stations along the rail corridor. We encouraged our passengers to stop by to say hi and pick up some fun anniversary goodies.
Thank You to Our Partners
Thank you to the following organizations for contributing to the success of our events:
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