Located where some say the state's wine industry started, this station blends Bernalillo's historic characteristics with the more modern, active setting of the U.S. 550/I-25 corridor. This station will have an increasingly important transportation role by providing connections between the Rail Runner and numerous bus and shuttle linkages - and will soon serve as the gateway station for future Rail Runner service north to Santa Fe.
For residents, the station area plan encourages a feeling of real community - instead of simply a parking lot and a place to catch the train. Stores and offices - lined with active sidewalks and pedestrian paseos - inspire a vibrant "sense of arrival" for visitors to the area.
Pedestrian paths, some along the acequia, will make for a comfortable and relaxing walk between the station and nearby houses, businesses, schools and of course, the annual Bernalillo Wine Festival.
To achieve this vision, improvements identified for the station area include: