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$1 Weekends Coming Soon!

dollar weekends web imageHave you always wanted to try the train and just kept putting it off? Now is the perfect time to do it! Starting in August, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express will kick off $1 Weekends. The fourth weekend of every month, from August through October, all fares are only one dollar on each Saturday or Sunday all day! Take the train and explore Central New Mexico with options for great dining and shopping all within walking distance or a short transit ride from our stations.

 

 

How it Works

Purchase tickets online, onboard, or through the NMRX mobile app for any promotional weekend day and enjoy the ride. Bring the kids, pack a lunch, and admire the view from one of our many tabletop seating options.

Dates Available

August 26 & 27
September 23 & 24
October 28 & 29

Pricing

Ages 10 and up: $1
Children (9 and under): Free

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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

dollar weekends restaurantEat! Whether you love New Mexican, Italian, BBQ, diner fare or pizza, there are several outstanding local restaurants in walking distance of the Santa Fe Depot Station.

Shop & Play! Pick up some fresh produce at the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market or explore the Rail Trail; both are just steps from the Santa Fe Depot Station. Or, take the free Santa Fe Pick-up Shuttle to the Plaza and enjoy the unique local galleries, shopping, and even visit some of the museums.

Visit a Museum! 

Exit the train at the Santa Fe Depot and walk or take the free Santa Fe Pick-up Shuttle to:

  • Santa Fe Children’s Museum (website)
  • New Mexico Museum of Art (website)
  • New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors (website)

Exit the train at the Santa Fe Depot and take the free Santa Fe Pick-up Shuttle or Santa Fe Trails Route “M” bus to:

  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (website)
  • Museum of International Folk Art (website)
  • Georgia O’Keeffe  Museum (website)

 

Albuquerque

Eat & Drink! Whether you’re into fine dining, fun cafes or craft beer, there are several restaurants and breweries in walking distance of the Downtown ABQ Station. Or, from there, catch ABQ RIDE’s Route 66 bus east to the University and Nob Hill areas for more options.

Local Craft Beer!

  • dollar weekends sidetrack brewingAbbey Brewing Co. - Exit the train at Downtown ABQ, then walk or bike west on Copper toward 2nd, turn left onto 2nd, turn right onto Silver. (5 min)
  • Boese Brothers Brewery - Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and walk or bike west on Copper to Copper & 6th. (6 min)
  • Duel Brewing – ABQ - Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and walk or bike west on Copper to 2nd, left on 2nd, then right on Central. (8 min)
  • Marble Brewery (Downtown) - Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and take ABQ RIDE #5 northbound to 2nd & Slate, then walk north on 2nd.
  • Red Door Brewing Company - Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and walk or bike west on Copper to 2nd, turn left onto 2nd, turn right onto Gold. (7 min)
  • Side Track Brewing Company - Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and walk or bike west on Copper  to 2nd, turn left onto 2nd. (7 min)

Visit a Museum! Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and take ABQ RIDE Route 66 or 766 west to Central and Rio Grande; walk about half-a-mile north to these museums, or take ABQ RIDE Route 53 to the Bio Park:

  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (website)
  • Albuquerque Museum of Art & History (website)
  • ¡Explora! (website)      
  • ABQ Biological Park (website)

 

Belen

harvey houseEat & Drink! Take a walk through history on Becker Ave. and enjoy many restaurants, such as, Pete’s Café. Pete’s has been serving green, red and Christmas dishes for six decades. Or Grab a “railroad” themed craft beer from Hub City Brewing company.

Local Art! The New Mexico Women’s Cultural Corridor starts here and flows north to Abiquiu and Taos. The corridor is a program of “Through the Flower”, one of the projects developed by internationally acclaimed feminist artist, author and educator Judy Chicago

Visit a Museum! Just walk south over the pedestrian overpass to Becker Ave. - this is the Frontier Land of New Mexico railroading.

 

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