A New Mexico Rail Runner commuter train passes Santa Fe Southern equipment. Photo by Sunil Prasannan (Creative Commons).
New Mexico Rail Runner Resumes Service
By Railfan & Railroad Staff
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A year after it shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express resumed service on Monday.
Train service is currently operating on a limited schedule on weekdays only and it is only stopping at select stations. Officials have not indicated when normal service will return. In accordance with federal law, all passengers will have to wear masks when onboard the trains or in stations. Also, for the time being, cash is not be accepted in order to slow the spread of germs.
The Rail Runner runs between Belen and Santa Fe. It first began operations in 2006.