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    Streetcar over the River
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    High Level Bridge Streetcar

    by DSwede Updated Sep 5, 2010

    Way back in the day, Edmonton was a trend setter with the use of streetcars. They flourished from the early 1900's until 1951, when the last car was taken out of service. During that stretch, Edmonton had the highest (50m) and longest (740m) bridge for streetcars.

    Thanks to the dedication and determination of the volunteers at the Edmonton Radial Railway Society (ERRS), the small section of historic track is again alive and functioning.

    The High Level Bridge Streetcar is not affiliated with the Edmonton public transit system, so passes, vouchers, etc. are not interchangeable. The proceeded of the tickets on the streetcar go straight back to the ERRS for preservation, maintenance and further development.

    For the price of $2 one-way, you can ride over in the rebuilt streetcars (most recent addition being 1970's car from Hannover Germany).

    During the evenings, the car dims the lights so that you can get an unobstructed view of the city skyline without glare from inside.

    The terminals are only 3km apart, with the north being at 109st St and Jasper Ave. The south terminus is at 84th Ave and 103rd St (just north of the Farmer's Market).

    Service is between Labor Day weekend in May until Thanksgiving weekend in October.
    Schedule is approximately every 40 minutes from 11am to 3:40pm.
    Additional times are offered during Saturdays and the Fringe Festival.

    Streetcar over the River
    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Trains

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