Seniors Ride Free 2018

seniors 2018 web imageGet away and enjoy! Rio Metro's Seniors Ride Free program is back! Every Wednesday from February through September 2018, seniors age 62+ can ride any New Mexico Rail Runner Express train at no cost. This is a great opportunity for residents and visitors to explore locations in Santa Fe and Albuquerque using public transportation.



How it Works

Every Wednesday from February 7 to September 26, 2018, seniors age 62+ 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

museum indian arts 2Dining! There are several outstanding local restaurants in walking distance of the Santa Fe Depot.

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

Visit a Museum! Many State Museums are free to New Mexico seniors on Wednesdays, including the New Mexico Museum of Art, New Mexico History Museum, Palace of the GovernorsMuseum of International Folk Art, and Museum of Indian Arts & Culture.

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.


zoo flamingoDining! 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. Visit the Albuquerque Museum of Art & History. Shop locally-owned stores with unique art, jewelry, clothing, and hand-crafted goods in this historic part of the city.

Enjoy an Exhibit! Experience the brilliance of Leonardo da Vinci at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science as they showcase the internationally renowned Da Vinci the Genius exhibition this February through July.

Get Outside! Take the grandkids on a stroll through the ABQ BioPark Zoo to see the animals. Enjoy seasonal colors and foliage at the Botanic Garden. Or, take a journey down the Rio Grande, visiting aquatic animals along the way at the Aquarium. All are just a short transit ride from our Downtown ABQ Station.


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