From Lowriders to Indian Market, there’s so much to see and do in Santa Fe this month. The New Mexico Rail Runner Express can get you to the unique events, exhibits and art markets happening in August and beyond.
July 2016 marks 10 years of commuter rail service in New Mexico. Over the past decade, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express has transformed public transportation in our state, providing access to areas as far north as Taos and as far south as Socorro.
Jose S. Lovato is no stranger to public transportation. In fact, he has been riding the New Mexico Rail Runner Express since its second week of public operation. A resident of the Village of Los Lunas, Lovato has been using the train and connecting buses to get to his job in Albuquerque for the past 10 years.
Your Connection to Hiking, Biking and Camping in Santa Fe
Planning a trip up to the Santa Fe National Forest this summer? Take the train! Beginning on July 1, 2016, New Mexico Rail Runner Express passengers can connect to the North Central Regional Transit District’s (NCRTD) Mountain Trail route bus for access to hiking, biking, picnicking, camping, and more.
In honor of our 10 year anniversary, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express asked our passengers to submit stories online about how the train has been a part of their lives. Ten stories were selected by a panel of judges. Read excerpts from these stories and lean more about your fellow passengers!
On May 25, the Santo Domingo Tribal Housing Authority (SDTHA) broke ground on the Domingo Housing Project, an affordable development that is part of a larger housing master plan to transform the Pueblo into a rural transit-oriented development. The Domingo Housing Project is located within walking distance of the New Mexico Rail Runner Express Kewa Station.
The New Mexico Rail Runner Express is excited to announce that our promotion inviting seniors age 62+ to ride free on Wednesdays is back this summer. From July through September, all Wednesday trains after 8 a.m. will be free for seniors, giving residents and visitors the opportunity to explore locations in Santa Fe and Albuquerque using public transportation.
This July the New Mexico Rail Runner Express is turning 10! We want to thank you, New Mexico, for riding the train. In honor of this transportation milestone we have partnered with local radio stations to give away 2,500 free train passes. Tune in to your favorite station to win tickets!
The New Mexico Rail Runner Express is turning 10 this July! To celebrate a decade of service, Rail Runner employees, along with several of our Smart Business Partners, will have information tables and giveaways at various stations along our corridor from July 18-22. Stop by and pick up some fun anniversary goodies.
Special Weekend Trains for the 2016 Balloon Fiesta
Avoid the traffic and parking headaches and take the New Mexico Rail Runner Express to the most colorful event in the world! The New Mexico Rail Runner Express has partnered with the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta to create a special Balloon Fiesta & Rail Pass, which is available for both weekends of the Fiesta.
The Rio Metro Regional Transit District Board of Directors unanimously approved adding BICI, downtown Albuquerque’s pilot bike share program, under their management this spring. Rio Metro will continue the program, and is working on plans to expand beyond the downtown area.