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Ride the streetcar free all summer through Labor Day!

HOURS OF OPERATION

Sunday-Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. – midnight
Thursday-Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m.

FREQUENCY

Approximately 25-30 minutes

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

FARE

Ride FREE all summer through Labor Day!

STREETCAR EVENTS

Stay current on the El Paso Streetcar's entertainment line-up. We have a variety of performances, fun things to do, and ticketed events that cater to people of all ages. Plus our service takes you directly to festivals, street fairs, concerts, theatre performances, restaurants and shopping along the downtown and uptown loops. Hop on board the streetcar, be part of the fun and experience El Paso like a true local!

July 15 Read and Ride graphic District 1 & 8 Community Meeting
Time: 6:00PM (please arrive 10 minutes early)
Location: Streetcar (Pick-up on Franklin across from Cleveland Square)
Contact: Erin Ritter 915.478.5828
July 20 Read and Ride graphic Story Time on the Streetcar
Time: 10:30AM
Location: Main Library
Contact: 915.212.READ (7323)
July 25 Trolley Tracks graphic Trolley Tracks: Ribo Ruckus
Time: 7:00PM
Contact: District#1@elpasotexas.gov915.212.0001
Last Thursdays graphic Last Thursdays
Time: 6:00PM-11:00PM
Contact: Facebook.com/LastThursdaysEP
August 17 Read and Ride graphic Story Time on the Streetcar
Time: 10:30AM
Location: Main Library
Contact: 915.212.READ (7323)
August 29 Trolley Tracks graphic Trolley Tracks: The Iveys
Time: 7:00PM
Contact: District#1@elpasotexas.gov915.212.0001
Last Thursdays graphic Last Thursdays
Time: 6:00PM-11:00PM
Contact: Facebook.com/LastThursdaysEP
September 26 Trolley Tracks graphic Trolley Tracks: Side Effect Trio
Time: 7:00PM
Contact: District#1@elpasotexas.gov915.212.0001
Last Thursdays graphic Last Thursdays
Time: 6:00PM-11:00PM
Contact: Facebook.com/LastThursdaysEP
October 31 Trolley Tracks graphic Trolley Tracks: Nalgadas
Time: 7:00PM
Contact: District#1@elpasotexas.gov915.212.0001
Last Thursdays graphic Last Thursdays
Time: 6:00PM-11:00PM
Contact: Facebook.com/LastThursdaysEP
November 21 Last Thursdays graphic Last Thursdays
Time: 6:00PM-11:00PM
Contact: Facebook.com/LastThursdaysEP

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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

Figure-Eight Loop

  1. Downtown Transit Center
  2. Overland
  3. Convention Center
  4. Cleveland Square
  5. San Jacinto
  6. Missouri
  7. Montana
  8. Arizona
  9. Cathedral
  10. Rim
  11. Kern
  12. Cincinnati District
  13. Baltimore
  14. Glory Road Transit Center
  15. Boston
  16. University
  17. Hague
  18. Schuster
  19. River
  20. Rio Grande
  21. Yandell
  22. Arts District
  23. City Hall
  24. Courthouse
  25. 1st Ave
  26. Stanton
  27. El Paso
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

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