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  • Sun. Oct 12 Last day of 2014 season
  • Welcome to FVHRS

    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.


    Schedule Updates

    Update as of Friday evening, September 19th.

    Check the facebook page or call the Cloverdale station ( 604-574-9056 - Saturday after 8:30am) for any changes.

    Saturday Sept 20.

    BCER 1225 will operate as per our normal schedule. First trip to Sullivan Station will be at 10:00am.

    The Cloverdale station will be open on the weekend, visit us for a ride on the speeder and tour the restoration area of the Cloverdale car barn. The Station will be open at 0930 hrs (9:30 am)

    Sunday Sept. 21.

    BCER 1225 will operate as per our normal schedule.

    Please check our facebook page for updates as late as Saturday evening or phone 604-574-9056 after 8:30 am.

    Visit us for a ride on the speeder and tour the restoration area of the Cloverdale car barn. The Station will be open at 0930 hrs (9:30 am)

    Work on the new by-pass track is scheduled has started which, when completed, will provide uninterrupted scheduled service due to freight movements. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Track interruptions - update

    Saturday and some Sunday operations are subject to freight movements on the line due to increased grain handling activity.

    By-pass track construction Sept 16.

    New by-pass track base construction, Sept. 16, 2014, picture by R. Crowther.

    Construction has started on the by-pass track to avoid interruptions due to these freight movements. This by-pass track will take several months to complete and will be ready for the 2015 season.

    The FVHRS apologizes for any inconvenience during this 2014 season

    We run on weekends until Thanksgiving (Oct. 13, 2014)

    Schedule

    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.

    Contact us

    Check our FAQ page for answers. Still not answered? send us a note.

    Telephone - Cloverdale Station & car barn: 604 574 9056
    e-mail: q@fvhrs.org
    Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FVHRS
    Tweet us at @FVHeritageRail or see Twitter.com/FVHeritageRail

    Parking

    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.

    Neighbours

    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:

    SRY Raillink   City of Surrey   BC Hydro


    Celebrating 100 years of the Fraser Valley Line.

    100 years of the BCER in the Fraser Valley

    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.

    Click here to download the PDF version of the Centenary Celebration of the BCER Fraser Valley line.

    You will need the (free) Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the publication.

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    For comments about this website, or other inquiries about the society, please contact the webmaster: webmaster @ fvhrs.org

    2014 Sept 19