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Seniors Ride Free This Spring!

seniors spring 2017Seniors are invited to explore central New Mexico by rail for free this February, March and April. Every Wednesday, 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 during the months of February, March, and April 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

museum indian arts smEat & Drink! Whether you love New Mexican, Italian, BBQ, diner fare, or pizza, there are several outstanding local restaurants in walking distance of our Santa Fe Depot Station.

Shop & Play! Take in a movie at the Violet Crown Cinema or do some shopping at Railyard shops and galleries; both are just steps from the Santa Fe Depot Station. Or, take the free Santa Fe Pick-Up Shuttle to the Plaza to enjoy Santa Fe’s unique local galleries and shopping.

Visit a Museum! Many New Mexico Museums are free to seniors ages 60+ on Wednesdays.

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

  • 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)

Albuquerque

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

Local Art! Just a short bus ride away from the Downtown ABQ Station, Old Town Albuquerque offers locally owned shops with unique art, food, jewelry, clothes and hand-crafted goods. Catch ABQ RIDE’s Route 66 or 766 west to Central and Rio Grande to explore Old Town.

Visit a Museum! Old Town Albuquerque is also home to some popular New Mexico Museums. 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:

  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (website) – Free to seniors ages 60+ on Wednesdays
  • Albuquerque Museum of Art & History (website) - Senior admission is only $2

 

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