Streetcar

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Events

Saturday, September 18

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Read & Ride
Hop on the Streetcar as library staff read books celebrating Hispanic Heritage month.
Time: 10:00am
Location: Cleveland Square Park
Contact: 915-212-0365
Reminder: Masks required while riding per FTA guidelines

Schedule

Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Cost: Free

Tour

Take an in-depth tour of our facility with the Chief Streetcar Officer Carl Jackson!

Amenities

Streetcar riders can enjoy the following modern amenities:

SAFETY

The El Paso Streetcar encourages you to be streetcar safe. STOP. LOOK. LISTEN.

Here’s what you need to know when driving, walking or cycling near the streetcars, tracks and Overhead Contact System (OCS) poles.

The menu to the right provides additional safety materials for organizations and educators to download and use to teach proper Streetcar safety.

For additional safety tips, subscribe to our Youtube channel.

About

A small trolley cart was actually introduced to El Paso in 1902, replacing El Paso's mule car system, which had the town's pet "Mandy the Mule" taking passengers across the border and around the downtown area. As El Paso was growing in farming, manufacturing, mining, commerce, and the military, and needed an improved transportation system. Soon the streetcar was introduced to El Paso offering service to El Pasoans in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Now our city patrons can ride these vintage El Paso original color-scheme streetcars, but with modern amenities such as air conditioning and Wi-Fi.

The project began with the construction of 4.8 miles of track, 27 stops, a maintenance and storage facility and associated infrastructure, along with the remanufacture of streetcars that used to serve El Paso. The streetcar vehicles, which are the same streetcars that ran on El Paso streets from the 1950s until 1974, were transported to Brookville Equipment Corporation in Pennsylvania for restoration on December 2015. Now, six streetcars are returned to service with each painted in one of the three historic color schemes used in El Paso from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.