Sacramento River Train Celebrates Grand Re-Opening with Free Train Rides on Sunday April 10th, 2016. The Sacramento River Train is celebrating a Grand Re-opening after a $1.5 million remodel of its cars and restoration of its tracks in 2015. The Grand Re-Opening will be a free event featuring: free 30 minute train rides on the River Trains newly renovated train cars, live music by The Hucklebucks, and free family entertainment (including a bounce house, caricature artist and balloon twister). Food will be available for purchase from The Culinerdy Cruzer food truck. Train rides will be running at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30pm. To reserve a spot at a specific boarding time, call the River Trains ticketing office at (800) 866-1690 or reserve your spot online.