Our mission: To restore and to operate heritage interurban cars on the original BC Electric Railway Route through Surrey and the Fraser Valley to link heritage tourism destinations.
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For an idea of the history of rail in Surrey, see this video from the Surrey Archives on YouTube.
Update as of Saturday evening, July 19
Check the facebook page or call 604-574-9056 (Saturday after 8:30am) for any changes.
On arrival Saturday morning we find we do not have track access. BCER 1225 will not be running today!
Visit us for a ride on the speeder and tour the restoration area of the Cloverdale car barn. The Station will be open, the speeder will operate and guided car barn and 1225 tours will go on all day.
Due to freight on the tracks we do not have track access on Sunday. BCER 1225 will not be running today.
We will have special guests today: the Vintage Car Club of Canada will be on-site from 9:30am to 2:00 pm with a variety of cars. Please visit us at the Cloverdale Station to see about 20 cars from Model A's to early 1970 models.
Speeder rides and car barn tours will be available from 10:00 am to 3:15 pm. Please check our facebook page for updates as late as Saturday morning or phone 604-574-9056 after 8:30 am.
The Saturday operations are subject to freight movements on the line. The freight movements may continue for a few weeks. The FVHRS is working on the construction of a by-pass track to avoid interruptions due to these freight movements. This by-pass track will take several months to complete.
We run on weekends until Thanksgiving (Oct. 13, 2014)
Please check our facebook page and this site on Fridays for any updates. All times and schedules subject to track availability.
Our usual schedule for Saturdays & Sundays - our operating days:
Trains start boarding 15 minutes prior to departure.
We are a volunteer group, we operate the Interurban on weekends only (Saturday and Sunday, subject to track availability) until the Thanksgiving weekend.
Operational dates and times are subject to track availability & equipment operation.
As with any railway, motive power, schedules and fares are subject to change without notice. Adverse weather conditions or technical/safety problems may prevent operations.
Please check this website and our Facebook page for schedule changes.
Please do not park in the Clydesdale inn or Country Diner parking lots adjacent to the station when riding the interurban.
All trains depart from the Cloverdale station Hwy 10 & 176A St.); round trip is 55 minutes duration. The route goes from Cloverdale to Sullivan Station (64 Ave. & 152 St.) and immediately returns to Cloverdale. For the Summer of 2014 we do not board, or unload, any passengers at Sullivan station (Sorry - we plan on this eventually).
Station and train is accessible for those with disabilities. Wheel chair passengers must be able to transfer to the FVHRS transit wheel chair for access through the narrow train doorways. All wheel chair passengers must be able to transfer to the fixed seating on the train.
Passenger parking is available at the East side of the Cloverdale station.
Cloverdale station opens @ 9:30am - closes after the passengers return on the last train - usually about 4pm.
FARES Adults = $10.00, Children 12 and under = $5.00. We accept cash, credit & debit cards. Tickets are sold 1 hour before departure (9:30 for 10am departure). We do not accept reservations, or sell tickets for later trains. Please note that tickets are sold for available seats; if you have a tickets you will have a seat.
Visit us at the Cloverdale Station, foot of 176A St, just south of HWY 10 (56 Ave) in Surrey. We are across the street from the original Surrey City Hall, now the Surrey Archives, which is next to the Surrey Museum.
Check our FAQ page for answers. Still not answered? send us a note.
There are 19 spaces to the east of the station, and additional parking on-street on 176th Street and 176A Street. Lots of parking in the Cloverdale Town Center.
The Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society has some pretty special neighbours: Clover Square Mall has many restaurants, stores and services. For Pub fare, there are Rusty’s and the Clydesdale Inn, and beside it the Coast Country Diner for a great breakfast or lunch.
We’d like to suggest that you drop in and visit these fine businesses, as well as the other civic amenities including the the Surrey Museum, the Surrey Archives, the Vintage Truck Museum, and walk historic Cloverdale main street. We hope you enjoy our neighbourhood while you are visiting us.
We are pleased to welcome you aboard. This is possible with the generous support of:
We are most pleased to bring you a Centenary Celebration of the B.C. Electric Railway Fraser Valley line. This publication looks at some of the events over the past 100 years on the BCER line, and a glimpse of what might be in the near future.
Written by Ray Hudson and Henry Ewert, this includes a few images rarely seen along with sections of the map of the BCER 1909-1950 created by David Reuss.
Our thanks to our partners and sponsors: Surrey Heritage Advisory Commission, SRY Rail Link, Buchanan Printing and The Leader.
You will need the (free) Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the publication.
For comments about this website, or other inquiries about the society, please contact the webmaster: webmaster @ fvhrs.org