As testing for the El Paso Streetcar Project continues, contractors working for the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority will close Stanton Street and Oregon Street between Crosby Avenue and Montana Avenue.
The closures will begin at approximately 9pm on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Cross streets in this area will be closed at Stanton and Oregon as well.
Testing is scheduled to be complete and all barricades are scheduled to be removed by 5am on Thursday, August 16, 2018.
Below are some important tips to remember as we begin seeing the streetcars out-and-about more often:
- Other than traveling on a fixed route, the streetcars will operate much like other vehicles. They will have a maximum speed of approximately 25 miles per hour, obeying all traffic laws and — in most cases — they will travel with other vehicles in a travel lane.
- The Streetcar is powered by lines running above the street which carry 650 DC volts of electricity. Always consider every line to be fully energized. Never touch the wires or anything touching the wires.
- Don’t ride your bike along the rails your tire can get stuck between the rail and the pavement. When you cross the rails, do so at a 90-degree angle.
- Pedestrians should also use extra caution when crossing the rails or walking near the streetcar line.
Click here to view bilingual safety videos produced by the CRRMA as part of the El Paso Streetcar Project.
For more information on testing, please contact the CRRMA’s Streetcar Project at (844) 252-RAIL. For more information on streetcar service, please contact Sun Metro at (915) 212-3333.