Lens Travels - Living our Dreams! travel blog

When does the train arrive?

Here comes our ride!

Comfortable interior

Downtown Albuquerque's Depot

The view out the window

What Albuquerque is best known for...

At one of the stops

Heading down the road

Crossing the Highway

A train station ahead

Heading around the bend

Art work along the way

Nicely done!

Ticket taker, Willey checking on things

Lots of activity along the tracks

Rail Runner Express...all aboard

Santa Fe Station

Santa Fe...End of the line!

Heading back

What a view!

Pretty Tile Work at one of the stations

Today we took a different mode of transportation. We took the New Mexico Rail Runner Express train from West Albuquerque to Santa Fe. This train has been in operation for 3 years and has been a huge success. We talked to a lot of people that were commuters and others that just had business in Santa Fe for the day. Then there was the likes of us...tourist! What a great way to travel for a change. It was relaxing for both of us. It was 65 miles one way. The scenery was beautiful, the train was comfortable and it was on time. Best of all, it was an inexpensive way to get there. Round trip fare for Len $5.00, me $7.00. The best deal we have found in a while! We boarded the train at 7:14am southwest of Downtown Albuquerque and returned just before 6pm. We made a full day of it! The next post will be of our walk around Santa Fe.

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