RAIL RUNNER – SANTA FE / NM 599 STATION
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. Client: New Mexico Department of Transportation / Mid-Region Council of Governments. Design-Build Project Team: Twin Mountain Construction II (Kiewit, Herzog, HNTB Corporation). Design Lead: Rick Phillips, AICP, RA. Design Team: Maria Melendez, Patrick Sheehan. Status: Completed, 2011.
Description: Commuter rail station with park & ride and bus intermodal facility, along I-25 freeway corridor southwest of Santa Fe. Station location in freeway median, unique in Rail Runner system, includes major pedestrian bridge and vertical circulation for access, combined with system-wide standard elements (by others) for platform, shelters, and furniture. In response to dry desert climate, all bridge, ramp, and stair structures are screened and shaded. Reliance on precast concrete and custom steel prefabrication allowed rapid construction with minimum traffic disruption.