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Downtown Albuquerque, NM The Downtown Albuquerque Rail Runner and Amtrak Stations are currently located on a viaduct with the platforms directly above the Alvarado Transportation Center. One of ABQ Ride's (the local bus systems) main bus stations downtown. Amtrak and Rail Runner don't actually share the same platforms, but are both on the same rail line. Amtrak's simple side platform has another concrete platform just across the closest side track is due south of the Rail Runner platform that is also only a side platform that has the typical Rail Runner platform features of a pueblo style platform shelter and the Tall post with the station name symbol and bird at the top of it. Rail Runner has no station building of it's own (although the Transportation Center does have simple computer printouts of its schedule). The Amtrak Station is shared with the greyhound station that is also here. Its ticket counter is across from the Greyhound one. The Amtrak station's location within the greyhound station is extremely recent. I saw the closed former stand-alone Amtrak station in it's own building within the transportation center.
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(downtown_albuquerque1) Signs for the Downtown Albuquerque Rail Runner Station hang off of buildings in Downtown right near the train station.
13 March, 2008
(downtown_albuquerque2) An entrance to the bus loop at the Alvarado Transportation Center. A freight train shows how the Albuquerque train platforms are directly above it.
13 March, 2008
(downtown_albuquerque3) A sign in the station area for Amtrak and Autobuses Americanos-a greyhound subsidiary in the US, that runs a stand alone service under its own name in Mexico.
13 March, 2008
(downtown_albuquerque4) A small sign for Amtrak with a much larger sign for Greyhound at the entrance to the shared station and waiting room at Albuquerque, NM.
13 March, 2008
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(downtown_albuquerque5) Looking up to the long train platform that serves both Rail Runner and Amtrak in the center of it showing how the two services use different ends of this long platform at Albuquerque, CO.
13 March, 2008
(downtown_albuquerque6) There is a wide area slightly lower then platforms just beyond the buildings at the main train station in Albuquerque, NM.
13 March, 2008
(downtown_albuquerque7) Looking down towards the Rail Runner platform at Downtown Albuquerque.
13 March, 2008
(downtown_albuquerque8) Looking down the long single platform at Downtown Albuquerque, A small canopy on the Amtrak platform is visible way down there off in the distance.
13 March, 2008
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(downtown_albuquerque9) The Rail Runner symbol for Downtown Albuquerque, CO on top of a very elegant and decorative shelter that holds important information such as the train schedule.
13 March, 2008
(downtown_albuquerque10) A simple platform sign for Downtown Albuquerque with the ornate building and shelter of the transportation center visible
13 March, 2008
(downtown_albuquerque11) A view of the pueblo style canopied portion of the station platform at Downtown Albuquerque.
13 March, 2008
(downtown_albuquerque12) The quite ornate Rail Runner Station flagpole type structure at Downtown Albuquerque.
13 March, 2008
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(downtown_albuquerque13) A close up of the flag pole type structure with the compass showing the direction of service and the Rail Runner bird on top of it at Downtown Albuquerque.
13 March, 2008
(downtown_albuquerque14) A Rail Runner Station post at street level for the Downtown Albuquerque.
13 March, 2008
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Home<Amtrak<Albuquerque, NM [1] This information is according to Amtrak's 'Great American Stations' project: http://www.greatamericanstations.org/Stations/GJT/Station_view.
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