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Rail Runner on Special Schedule for Balloon Fiesta

Special Schedule Next Two Weekends

The New Mexico Rail Runner Express will operate on a special schedule for the weekends of October 1-2 and October 8-9, 2016. The regular schedule was modified to accommodate visitors to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. People traveling on either of these weekends need to take note of the special times. 

Balloon Fiesta & Rail Pass

People planning to take the train to Balloon Fiesta need to purchase a special Balloon Fiesta & Rail combo pass in advance online. The pass is available for weekends only, and includes round-trip train travel on that day, a shuttle ride from the Los Ranchos/Journal Center Station to Balloon Fiesta Park and back, and admission to a morning or evening Balloon Fiesta session. 

Learn More & Purchase Pass 

Note: Regular Rail Runner Day Passes, Monthly Passes, Annual Passes and Veterans Train Passes will not be accepted on the shuttle. People wishing to take the train to other destinations such as Santa Fe or Albuquerque during those weekends should use the regular ticketing system and normal fares apply. Passengers just need to be aware of the special times. 

Rail Safety During Balloon Fiesta

  • Park only in designated area
  • See Something, Say Something
  • Stay clear of train tracks

For more information and to view the schedule, visit
Rail Runner Customer Service: (866) 795-RAIL (7245)

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