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Officials with Sun Metro announced Monday afternoon the return of the El Paso Streetcars to service beginning on Thursday, July 29, 2021.
“The public can easily hop on these vintage vehicles loaded with modern amenities at any of the 27 stops along a 4.8-mile loop that connects dining, entertainment and other venues in the area,” transit officials shared.
The new schedule has the streetcars providing service every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday this summer to complement quality of life events and services in downtown and uptown.
The streetcar will run from 4 p.m. to midnight on those days. Fares will be waived.
Officials added that expanded hours of operation may be programmed this summer to accommodate events during other times of the day or week.
What you should know about Grand Re-Activation Weekend:
Park and Ride
Streetcar passengers may park for free during the re-activation weekend, July 29-31, at the Glory Road Transfer Center, 100 Glory Road.
Evening Downtown Art and Farmers Market
The community is invited to an evening Downtown Art & Farmers Market from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 29 at Cleveland Square Park located directly in front of the Museum of History, 510 North Santa Fe.
The market will feature live entertainment from local artists, more than 25 local vendors, food trucks, free fitness workshops, and arts & craft activities for kids. More information is available on the Downtown Art & Farmers Market Facebook page.
Live Active El Paso
Live Active El Paso is also hosting a free stress management class starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday evening, inside the El Paso Museum of History. The class is followed by a sound meditation event, also inside the museum.
Both classes are free of charge and open to all ages. More information is available on the Live Active El Paso Facebook page.
New Streetcar App
Sun Metro is introducing the Ride Sun Metro App, which will feature the El Paso Streetcar. The app is now available for download on both Android and IOS systems and replaces the former El Paso Streetcar App, which is no longer active.
Passengers are reminded that face masks are required on the El Paso Streetcar due to regulations from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.