Streetcar seal

THE ROUTE

The Streetcar travels a 4.8-mile route in two loops through El Paso’s uptown and downtown areas. Both loops interconnect an international bridge, an array of businesses and restaurants, a baseball park, government buildings, historic neighborhoods, hospitals, and higher education institutions like the University of Texas at El Paso amongst many other prominent locations.

Passengers have a wide range of transportation options through Sun Metro services. They can board the Streetcar and transfer to a Sun Metro bus or on the Brio to get to other locations around the city.

Details of each loop can be found below, or by downloading our Streetcar Routes PDF.

Street Car Route Map

Uptown Loop

  1. Santa Fe/4th
  2. Santa Fe/Overland
  3. Santa Fe/Sheldon
  4. Franklin/El Paso
  5. Franklin/Mesa
  6. Stanton/Missouri
  7. Stanton/Yandell
  8. Stanton/Arizona
  9. Stanton/California
  10. Stanton/Rim
  11. Stanton/Kerbey
  12. Stanton/Cincinnati
  13. Baltimore/Mesa
  14. Glory Road TC/Sun Bowl/Don Haskins
  15. Oregon/Boston
  16. Oregon/University
  17. Oregon/Hague
  18. Oregon/Rim
  19. Oregon/Cliff
  20. Oregon/Rio Grande
  21. Oregon/Yandell
  22. Oregon/Missouri
  23. Kansas/Mills
  24. Kansas/San Antonio
  25. Kansas/1st
  26. Father Rahm/Stanton
  27. Father Rahm/El Paso

Downtown Loop

  1. Santa Fe/4th
  2. Santa Fe/Overland
  3. Santa Fe/Sheldon
  4. Franklin/El Paso
  5. Franklin/Mesa
  6. Kansas/Mills
  7. Kansas/San Antonio
  8. Kansas/1st
  9. Father Rahm/Stanton
  10. Father Rahm/El Paso

HOURS OF OPERATION

Opening Day (11/9/18): 5:00 p.m.
Limited Stop* Service Dates: November 9, 10 & 11

*Stops serviced: 1. Santa Fe/4th, 4. Franklin/El Paso, 12. Stanton/Cincinnati, 14. Glory Road TC, 22. Oregon/Missouri, 23. Kansas/Mills

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/Holidays*: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

*City-designated holidays affecting service are New Year's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day.

COST

The Streetcar follows Sun Metro's fare structure. Tickets can be purchased at any one of our ticket vending locations.

Car 1515 in Brookville, PA

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.

  • Streetcars are extremely quiet and use warning bells and horns.
  • There are no fences or barriers that separate you and the streetcar.
  • Streetcars cannot move off the tracks to avoid obstacles and cannot make abrupt stops in traffic.
  • Streetcars have their own traffic signals that are not intended for motorists.

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.

Streetcar 1506 in service bay

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.

1950s paint scheme

1950s Paint Scheme

1960s paint scheme

1960s Paint Scheme

1970s paint scheme

1970s Paint Scheme

AMENITIES

Streetcar riders can enjoy the following modern amenities:
  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • CCTV cameras
  • Bike racks (3 on each vehicle)
  • ADA accessibility
  • Free Wi-Fi on the streetcars
  • Modern propulsion

Map of Streetcar winterfest route

WINTERFEST

During WinterFest, our historic Streetcars will offer passengers a comfortable, nostalgic ride to all the downtown festivities that WinterFest has to offer! For more information about WinterFest, visit epwinterfest.com.

WINTERFEST HOURS OF OPERATION

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. – 5:00 p.m.

COST

November 9, 2018 through January 6, 2019, Streetcars will offer all rides for FREE every Friday, Saturday & Sunday!

Monday–Thursday will still follow Sun Metro's regular fare structure.