- Alvarado Transportation Center
name=Alvarado Transportation Center
address=100 1st Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
line=Amtrak:rail color box|system=Amtrak|line=Southwest ChiefNMRX:rail color box|system=NMRX|line=Rail Runner
Greyhound Lines, ABQRide
platform=1 side platform
tracks=3 (passenger rail)
zone=Bernalillo Zone (Rail Runner)
mpassengers=The Alvarado Transportation Center (ATC) is a multimodal transit hub located at 100 1st Street SW in downtown
Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The complex was built as a replacement for the old Albuquerque train station, which had burned in 1993. The first phase of the project was completed in 2002 to serve Albuquerque's regional transit system,
ABQRide. The second phase, completed in 2006, added facilities for Amtrak, Greyhound Lines, and the New Mexico Rail Runner commuter railline.
The ATC is on the same site as the old train station and the Alvarado Hotel, a railroad hotel that dated back to the 1900s that was demolished in 1970. The
Mission Revival-style ATC was designed to be reminiscent of the old buildings, with many architectural elements borrowed from the Alvarado. The ATC also features a clock tower, located on the northwest corner of the building.
Albuquerque is a stop on Amtrak's daily
Southwest Chiefline. Two Amtrak Thruway Bus lines connect the station to El Paso, Texas and Denver, Colorado.
Amtrak moved its passenger service operations at Albuquerque to the adjacent Alvarado Transportation Center on January 17, 2008, sharing space with providers of intercity bus services. Amtrak's previous facility, a small building located next to the current depot, was in use for passenger operations since the historic Santa Fe station burned down in 1993. Today the old facility is used as an Amtrak crew base.
New Mexico Rail Runner service
The Rail Runner station went into service on
July 14, 2006as one of the three original stations on the line, along with Los Ranchos/Journal Center and Sandoval County/US 550. Each of the Rail Runner stations contains an icon to express each community's identity. The icon representing this station is the ATC itself.
Intercity Bus Service
The ATC's Greyhound depot makes up most of the southern side of the complex, and contains an enclosed waiting area with ticket booths and a small shop. The depot is served by Greyhound and Autobuses Americanos. The New Mexico Park and Ride, which utilizes the northern part of the complex (along with the ABQ Ride buses), connects to Santa Fe and Los Alamos.
The ATC serves most of the city's ABQRide bus routes as well as the
Rapid RideRed Line BRT route. The complex also has offices for the City of Albuquerque Transit Department. In addition, the clock tower of the ATC serves as the logo for ABQ Ride.
* [http://www.nmrailrunner.com/albuquerque.asp Stations, Downtown Albuquerque] "Official Rail Runner site"
* [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/aug06_ATC_map_web.pdf ATC Bus Bay Map]
* [http://www.trainweb.org/usarail/albuquerque.htm Albuquerque Amtrak Station (USA Rail Guide -- TrainWeb)]
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