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Seniors Ride Free Through the Summer!

web image seniors free summer 2017Get away and enjoy! Rio Metro's Seniors Ride Free promotion has been extended! Every Wednesday through the end of summer, seniors age 62+ can ride any New Mexico Rail Runner Express train at no cost. This special promotion will give residents and visitors the opportunity to explore locations in Santa Fe and Albuquerque using public transportation.



How it Works

Every Wednesday through September 2017, seniors can ride any north or southbound train for free. Just show the onboard ticket agent your valid photo ID (must contain your birth date).

If you are planning on making a connection to an ABQ RIDE, Santa Fe Trails or Rio Metro bus, ask your ticket agent to print out a free bus transfer slip.

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Fun Things to Do

There are several low-cost and no-cost ways to have fun once you reach your destination.

santa fe plaza shopsSanta Fe

Dining! There are several outstanding local restaurants in walking distance of the Santa Fe Depot.

Shop & Play! Take in a movie at the Violet Crown Cinema or do some shopping at Railyard shops and galleries. Or, take the free Santa Fe Pick-Up Shuttle to the Plaza for even more options.

Visit a Museum! Many State Museums are free to seniors on Wednesdays, including the New Mexico Museum of Art, New Mexico History Museum, and Palace of the Governors.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors! Bring you bike and ride the Santa Fe Rail Trail at the Railyard. Don’t have a bike? Rent one at the Eco Motive bike shop, located just steps away from the Santa Fe Depot.


old town abq shop smDining! There are several restaurants and breweries in the Downtown area. Or, take a short transit ride to Old Town or Nob Hill for even more options.

Take in Some Art! There’s something for everyone in Old Town. Shop locally-owned stores with unique art, jewelry, clothing, and hand-crafted goods in this historic part of the city. Or, visit the Albuquerque Museum of Art & History.

Get Outside! Take the grandkids on a stroll through the ABQ BioPark Zoo to see the animals, or enjoy the colors of summer at the Botanic Garden. Both are a short transit ride from our Downtown ABQ Station.


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