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Route #251 Modifying One Afternoon Run to Ensure Rail Runner Connection

Modification Due to Paseo del Norte/Jefferson Construction


Route #251-ABQ-Rio Rancho/Rail Runner Connection is starting one of its afternoon, north/westbound runs five minutes early. The change begins Monday, March 3, 2014.

The #251 will now be leaving the New Mexico Rail Runner’s Los Ranchos/Journal Center Station at 4:55 p.m. on a route that eventually loops back to the station by 5:26 p.m. This ensures that passengers on #251 will be on time for the Rail Runner’s southbound #515 train, which is scheduled to leave the Los Ranchos/Journal Center Station at 5:34 p.m. The schedule for the rest of the trip from the station to the west side will not change.

ABQ RIDE is making the modification because of continuing traffic congestion at the Paseo del Norte/Jefferson intersection.  Road work near that intersection is ongoing as part of the reconstruction of the Paseo del Norte/I-25 interchange.

This schedule change to the #251 will remain in effect until construction of the new interchange is completed.