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Posted on: March 27, 2023

Rail Runner Fare Update

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Beginning April 3, 2023, train passes will resume to full fare rates. The exception is the Monthly Pass, which will be discounted at 50% off through December 31, 2023. Fare chart below reflects cost after discount.


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Metro Spotlight
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Rio Metro Assumes Operations of Bus Routes

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Beginning Monday, March 27, 2023, Rio Metro Regional Transit District will assume operations of ABQ RIDE Routes 222 and 251. 

The two bus routes, which have been funded by Rio Metro for several years, will be replaced with Dial-a-Ride service. Bot...

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Metro Spotlight
Posted on: March 14, 2023

Transit Operator Appreciation

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Saturday, March 18 is Transit Operator Appreciation Day. New Mexico Rail Runner Express and Rio Metro bus operators, crew, and staff do it all! From pre- and post-trip inspections to picking up passengers, fare collection, trip planning, maneuver...

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Metro Spotlight
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Rio Metro's G2 Team Goes the Distance

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Rio Metro's Facilities and Maintenance Crew, known as the G2 Team, works tirelessly to keep Rail Runner stations, parking lots, and all Rio Metro bus stops clean an safe for passengers.

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Posted on: March 2, 2023

Statewide Transportation Survey

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Do you take public transportation? Help inform the New Mexico Statewide Public Transportation Plan! The NM Department of Transportation would like to hear your opinion. Take the online survey through April 30.

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Posted on: February 22, 2023

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Stay informed! Subscribe to the Rio Metro newsletter and text alerts for the most current information on train and bus service, news, events, and more.

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Posted on: March 10, 2023

Track Improvements to Begin March 17

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On March 17, 2023, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express will begin replacing railroad ties near the Kewa Rail Runner Station as part of its track improvement program. The replacement of the ties will improve the quality of the ride and passenger experience....


Posted on: March 10, 2023

New Project Aims to Speed Rail Runner Routes in Albuquerque

KRQE recently reported on Rio Metro's traffic control extension project in Downtown Albuquerque.

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Posted on: December 2, 2022

Train Schedule Incorrect on Mobile App

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The New Mexico Rail Runner Express schedule posted on the Rio Metro Ticketing mobile app is outdated. 

Please refer to the schedule on the Rio Metro website for the current timetable. 

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Posted on: December 23, 2022

Rail Runner Fare Promotion

Rail Runner 75 Percent Off Fare Promotion

Extended through April 2, 2023, all One-Way, Day, and Monthly Rail Runner pass fares will be reduced by 75% to provide extra affordability for commuters as gas prices remain high. The 75% discounted fares apply to full fares as well as those eligible for ...

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