On Friday morning, the City of El Paso will inaugurate the long-awaited El Paso Streetcar service.
The launch ceremony will feature three different color schemes of the newly restored Presidents Conference Committee (PCC) Streetcars and the inaugural first dignitary ride.
“This is a step towards a historic transformation for El Paso,” Sun Metro Director Jay Banasiak said. “The city will be seeing a new mode of transportation system as the El Paso Streetcar adds another viable transit option for residents and visitors.”
The public will be able to ride starting at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 9. The service will be free on grand opening weekend (November 9, 10 & 11) and every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until January 6th.
Monday through Thursday Streetcar fares will mirror Sun Metro’s current fare structure. Visit the Streetcar website for full fare details or call (915) 212-3333.
During grand opening weekend, the Streetcars will only service six stops:
- Santa Fe at Fourth
- Franklin at El Paso
- Stanton at Cincinnati
- Glory Road Transfer Center
- Oregon at Missouri
- Kansas at Mills
Beginning Monday, November 12, 2018, the El Paso Streetcar will service all 27 stops along its 4.8 mile route. A listing of all stops along the Downtown and Uptown loops is available online or by calling (915) 212-3333.
City officials added, “The El Paso Streetcar route highlights all the wonderful things that make El Paso downtown and uptown a unique place to visit.”
The 4.8 mile-route will run in two loops through El Paso’s uptown and downtown areas. Both loops will interconnect through a single-tracked corridor an international bridge, an array of businesses, restaurants, government buildings, convention center, downtown ballpark, and the University of Texas at El Paso among many other prominent locations.
The El Paso Streetcar amenities feature:
- Seating for approximately 35 people and additional space for standing riders
- Free Wi-Fi
- ADA accessibility
- Bike racks
- Air conditioning
- Upgrades for safety
- Modern propulsion
- Streetcar branding along the route and signage at designated stops
- Pavement, sidewalk and driveway improvements at designated stops
Ceremony details for Friday:
WHO: City of El Paso and Sun Metro
WHAT: Streetcar Inauguration Ceremony
WHEN: 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 9, 2018
WHERE: Franklin Street, between Santa Fe and Oregon
The El Paso streetcars are back…#EPstreetcar
Posted by El Paso Streetcar on Thursday, November 8, 2018