The Rio Metro Regional Transit District would like to extend a big THANK YOU to everyone who helped make National Train Day 2014 a huge success. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our volunteers, community partners and local businesses, more than 5,000 attendees enjoyed an afternoon of family fun.
The event, which took place on May 10, included mini train rides, bluegrass music, model railroad displays, train tours, transportation and safety exhibits, and more. This is the fourth year that Rio Metro has presented National Train Day in Albuquerque. Each year the event continues to grow thanks to the efforts of so many individuals and organizations that work collaboratively to make National Train Day a safe and fun family event.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Alvarado Transportation Center
100 1st Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
From train tours to model train displays to a rock climbing wall, there's plenty to keep everyone entertained. Activities will take place from 1-5 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
1:00 p.m. - Event Starts, Exhibits and Activities Open
1:00 - 1:45 p.m. - Kick-Off Concert with Pawn Drive
1:45 - 2:00 p.m. - Welcoming Remarks: Dewey Cave, MRCOG Executive Director
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Mini Train Rides
Kids and families will enjoy several FREE activities including:
Tour the inside of the following trains:
Model trains will be on display in the following areas:
Learn about transportation, tourism and train safety from organizations including:
Make sure to pick up a copy of the 2014 National Train Day event passport. They can be found at the information table as well as in holders on the A-frame signs located throughout the event. Visit the eight stops listed in the passport and bring it back to the inforamation table for a special prize! The passport also doubles as an event map. Prizes available while supplies last.
Catch the Rail Runner and exit at the Downtown Albuquerque station. The train will drop you off right at the event. Regular fares apply to taking the train; children 9 and under are always ride free.
The event takes place at the Alvarado Transportation Center in downtown Albuquerque, 100 1st Street SW. Paid parking is available in the structure located on Second Street just south of Gold Ave., or at metered spaces throughout downtown.
Parking is also availabe at the Wheels Museum. Free shuttles will be running between the Wheels Museum and the Alvarado Transportation Center.