Special Events

The New Mexico Rail Runner Express can take you to many special events and activities throughout the year.

People dressed in costumes laying on the ground in a circle with their heads touching
Gathering of people sitting in the grass eating and drinking with the words OFF THE RAILS
Picture of a soccer team from the back running on a grass field
Seniors Age 60 and Older Ride the Rail Runner for Free on Wednesdays

Shakespeare on the Rail

Dates: June 3, 10, 17, and 27, 2023
Location: NM Rail Runner Express trains
Details: The New Mexico Shakespeare Festival is bringing this popular event back to the Rail Runner every Saturday in June. Passengers on specific trains will be treated to half-hour performances of Shakespeare's popular plays and sonnets. Free with regular train fare. Performance Times and Details


Date: Thursday, June 22, 2023
Location: Santa Fe Railyard Park
Details: OFF THE Rails is Site Santa Fe's annual concert and benefit. This year's show features musicians Helado Negro and Lido Pimienta. The last Rail Runner train departing from the Santa Fe Depot will be held until 10:15 p.m. to take concert goers south to points between Santa Fe and Downtown Albuquerque. Concert Information and Tickets

NM United U-23s on the Rail Runner

Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Location: Train #104 Express from Downtown Albuquerque to Zia Road Station
Details: Ahead of their match against the Colorado International Soccer Academy on the same day in Santa Fe, New Mexico United U-23s will ride the New Mexico Rail Runner Express! Fans are encouraged to greet them at the stations!

Seniors 60+ Ride Free

Dates: Every Wednesday
Location: Any New Mexico Rail Runner Express Train
Details: Every Wednesday, seniors age 60+ can ride any north or southbound train for free. Just show the onboard ticket agent your valid photo ID (must contain your birth date). Learn More