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.
We will start our 2014 Summer season on Sunday, May 11th 2014.
A few changes this year as we look forward to welcoming you to the restored Cloverdale station. If you visited last year you will notice new landscaping around the station. A donation from the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Horticulture class is the design of the grounds and pathway to the car barn. Thanks to KPU, the Cloverdale branch of Scotiabank, BC Hydro and Potter's who have all provided support to this project.
We also expect to add to our rolling stock this year. BCER 961, a yard freight motor, will return to the lower mainland very soon courtesy of the Edmonton Radial Railway. It will appear on the outside track next to the car barn in April or May.
A new track connection is planned for construction over the summer to help ensure our access to the SRY mainline. Once this is in place, we will be able to better achieve our schedule. During the summer the construction of the new connection will be a chance for passengers to see how track is laid as an added attraction on our journey to Sullivan Station.
Come for a ride in our restored Interurban rail car this year. We will be back in May 2014 check back here, or on facebook, for the startup date.
Better idea if you love the call of the rails: join us this year. We welcome new volunteers to join us this season. Station volunteers are required in all areas from greeters, souvenir sales, ticket sales and station master. Volunteers also needed for on board 1225 duties from conductors to operators. Volunteer orientation and training is being planned for April 2014.
Contact the Society via email to Vol@fvhrs.org or phone to discuss at 604-574-9056
We have been overwhelmed with how many passengers have come out for a ride in the restored BCER 1225. A few very hardy soles are even racking up the miles with multiple rides this summer. We are very happy to show off the results of our work in restoring the Interurban, replicas of the stations and bringing back the joys of rail travel to Surrey.
Our fun does not stop as we rest the Interurban over the winter. We continue to work on 1304 and look at changes in our operations for next year. We will be back in 2014.
If you want to join the fun, contribute some time on restoration or join the CREW for next year, give us a call, post a message on Facebook, or email us (Vol@FVHRS.org) about joining our happy CREW.
We are a volunteer group, we operate the Interurban on weekends only (Saturday and Sunday, subject to track availability) until the Thanksgiving weekend.
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.
Please check this site on Friday for any updates. All times and schedules subject to track availability.
Passenger parking is available at the East side of the Cloverdale station.
Our revised train schedule for all days:
Trains start boarding 15 minutes prior to departure.
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.
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.
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.
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