Ride Sun Metro to WinterFest
WinterFest Express and El Paso Streetcar to Offer Free Rides
EL PASO, Texas – Destination El Paso and Sun Metro have partnered up to provide residents and visitors a full holiday experience on Sun Metro’s WinterFest Express and the El Paso Streetcar. WinterFest runs through January 6, 2019.
“The WinterFest Express and the El Paso Streetcar will offer a wonderful holiday ride for children of all ages,” Sun Metro Director Jay Banasiak said. “People will enjoy a unique ride experience on these two classic transportation options. We are delivering a transit service where patrons can enjoy downtown’s wintertime activities without the worries of dealing with traffic.”
Starting November 23, 2018, the WinterFest Express will transport passengers to and from the WinterFest through downtown’s recently renovated Paseo de las Luces corridor.
Rides on the WinterFest Express are FREE and will run on weekends only (Friday through Sunday) up to January 6, 2019. Passengers will be able to board at Father Rahm and El Paso Street, every 15 minutes, to be dropped off near the southern end of the WinterFest footprint located at El Paso Street and Overland.
Passengers may also ride the El Paso Streetcar on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the WinterFest season for FREE. A listing of all streetcar stops are located at epstreetcar.com.
The Celebration of Lights Parade will temporarily halt operations of the streetcar’s Downtown Loop. The El Paso Streetcar will only run on the Uptown Loop starting at 2:00 p.m. on November 18, 2018 until the parade concludes. The public may ride the streetcar’s Uptown Loop to WinterFest. The Uptown Loop will allow passengers to be dropped off at Franklin and Mesa.
WinterFest Express Hours:
Friday: 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Streetcar WinterFest Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Learn more about Sun Metro by visiting sunmetro.net or call (915) 212-3333.
Media Contact: Tammy Fonce
Lead Public Affairs Coordinator