Be a part of history – Interurban Heritage Rail starts THIS WEEKEND

Be a part of history.

The Interurban will once again carry passengers, starting regular weekend service this Sunday!

http://www.fvhrs.org/
http://www.cloverdalereporter.com/news/212229781.html
http://www.railforthevalley.com/latest-news/events/interurban-heritage-rail-starts-this-sunday/

 

The Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society will be launching weekend runs on the original Interurban passenger rail line from Cloverdale to Sullivan return. The dignitaries will launch the line officially this Saturday, but regular service starts on Sunday.

 

You will be able to ride on an original B.C. Electric Railway car, meticulously restored by the FVHRS. The cost is $10, or $5 for children 12 and under.

 

This is the very beginning of the journey for the heritage trains. The FVHRS plans to extend the line to Scott Rd Skytrain Station in the west, and further through the Fraser Valley to the east. It is hoped that heritage trains eventually travel all the way through the valley out to Chilliwack.

 

All this is a stepping stone to our goal of a modern Regional Rail service. 100 hundred years ago, you could ride from Chilliwack into Vancouver in about 2 hours, on a reliable schedule. There is no reason we can’t do better today!

 

One last note: If you make it out this weekend, there may be media present. Be sure to mention you support a modern regional rail service on the Interurban, all the way out to Chilliwack.

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  1. Haveacow says:

    How did the first weekend go? I used to volunteer at the Halton County Radial Railway Museum just west of Toronto and we always had many who wanted rides on a typical weekend, even after we closed for the day. Do they still run a streetcar on the line that was used during the Olympics for the Bombardier Flexity LRV or have they ended that?

    Zweisystem replies: The Olympic Line closed right after the Olympics and the city of Vancouver refused funding for the heritage streetcar line.