Twinkle Light Parade Detouring Several ABQ RIDE Routes along Central on Saturday, Dec. 5

ALBUQUERQUE-Several ABQ RIDE bus routes that serve or cross Central Avenue will be detouring during the annual Twinkle Light Parade along Central in Nob Hill on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. The detours will start at 3 p.m. and run until the end of service.

During the parade, eastbound Routes #66-Central, #766-Rapid Ride/Red Line and #777-Rapid Ride/Green Line will all divert from Central to north on University Blvd. (the current stop for the #66 at Central and University is being temporarily located on Central and Maple. A temporary stop for all three Central routes is being located on University, just north of Central).

The routes then turn east on Lomas and south on San Mateo before heading back to their regular routes on eastbound Central. Westbound, the #66, #766 and #777 will turn north from Central onto San Mateo, west on Lomas, then south on University before resuming their regular routes on westbound Central. #790-Rapid Ride/Blue Line will detour only for its eastbound route.

From eastbound Lomas, it will turn south on University, east on Avenida Cesar Chavez, then north on Yale before reconnecting with Central and resuming its regular route. The route will also service temporary #790 stops at Lomas, west of University. Westbound Route #16-Broadway/University/Gibson (The “BUG”) will detour from north on Carlisle onto westbound Lead, then south on Girard back to its regular route.

The eastbound #16 will turn east on Coal from Girard, then south on Carlisle back to its regular route. ABQ RIDE will provide shuttle service during the Twinkle Light Parade. It will operate in both directions on a loop from Monte Vista to Lomas to Washington, then turning west on Copper (which becomes Campus, west of Carlisle) before once again joining Monte Vista. Shuttle stops will be located at:

* North side of Campus & Wellesley
* Campus & Berkeley and Campus & Tulane (opposite sides of the street)
* Copper & Solano (both sides of Copper)
* Copper & Sierra (both sides of Copper)
* Washington & Marquette (both sides of Washington)
* Monte Vista & Marquette (both sides of Monte Vista)

The Twinkle Light Parade begins at 5:15 p.m. It will start westbound on Central at Washington and end at Central and Girard. For information and detailed maps for each detour, visit and click on “Route Detours”. For more information about the Twinkle Light Parade, visit

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