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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Safe and Healthy Travel

Safe and Healthy Travels Rio Metro Transit

New Mexico Rail Runner Express

New Mexico Rail Runner Express returns to its full Pre-COVID schedule to include weekend service on May 24, 2021.  Learn More

Train Capacity: Trains are operating at a 50% capacity. Train crews will continuously monitor the number of people on board to stay in compliance. Rio Metro personnel will be located at the Los Ranchos / Journal Center and Sandoval County / U.S. 550 Stations to notify riders if the train is full. Passengers can call Customer Service at 866-795-7245 or 505-245-7245 (M-F, 5 a.m. - 9 p.m.), sign up for text alerts or follow us on Twitter for more information.

Food and Beverage: No food or beverage will be allowed at this time, except personal water bottles.

Boarding: Stand clear of the doors and allow passengers to disembark before boarding the train.

Seating: All forward facing window seats in the direction of travel are available for seating. If you are traveling with another person, you can occupy the seat next to them. Signage will be placed on seats that are unavailable.

Rail Runner Temporary Seating Chart

Rio Metro Bus Service  

Some Rio Metro bus services continue to be adjusted or suspended. All bus services in Valencia and Sandoval Counties will continue to be fare-free until further notice. Learn More

Boarding: Stand clear of the door and allow passengers to disembark before boarding the buses.

Safe and Healthy Travel Protocols at Rio Metro

In an effort to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases such as the coronavirus, it is strongly recommended to follow these precautions to Rio Metro Safe and Healthy Travels Posterensure public safety:


Guidelines are in place and posted to help passengers maintain at least six (6) feet of social distance on board our buses and trains, and at station platforms.


The proper wearing of face masks is required, per federal law. Face masks must always be worn on buses and at transit facilities and bus stops/stations. Mask can either be reusable or disposable.


Remember to wash your hands frequently. At least one restroom for hand washing is available on all trains. Hand sanitizing stations are available at all vehicle entrances/exits.  


Vehicle cleaning and sanitizing protocols have been elevated to meet and/or exceed public health guidelines.  


Please wear your mask when using your cell phone on board our buses and trains, and at station platforms.


Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.

If You Are Experiencing Symptoms

Those who believe they have symptoms are urged to contact the coronavirus emergency hotline at 855-600-3453 before visiting a local health care center or hospital.

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is the lead agency for the statewide coronavirus response. Community members are encouraged to visit the NMDOH website and follow the NMDOH on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter for the latest information.

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