Menu:

Important Dates

  • Sun. May 3 - Open House
  • Sat. May 9 - Opening Day
  • 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.

    Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org! Facebook logo

    Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FVHRS

    Twitter feed

    Tweet us at @FVHeritageRail or see Twitter.com/FVHeritageRail

    "Get ready" Open House - May 3

    Advanced notice about a special Open House at the Cloverdale Station 10:00am to 3:00pm on Sunday May 3rd.

    All rides and facilities will be free to the public as we get ready for our 2015 season. Be sure to take in the expanded Car Barn tours and new features around the site including a simulator and a restored velocipede.


    AGM 2015 Saturday, April 18

    Our Annual General Meeting was held on Sat. April 18.

    We welcomed our new City of Surrey Council liaison, Councillor Dave Woods and 61 members. The Board of Directors has changed with the addition of Harry Taylor, past Director Peter Holt decided not to run for another term.

    Many thanks to Peter for his ten years of service on the Board of Directors and we hope he enjoys life on the Sunshine Coast.

    A hearty "Welcome aboard!" to Harry as he started his (first?) two year term.


    2015 Season

    We are pleased to announce out 3rd season schedule.

    We will operate (5 trains each Saturday and Sunday day) without interruptions now that we have completed construction of our own access track to the mainline. Please be aware that we may still experience (very ) occasional delays due to other freight activity or track maintenance.

    We will run from May 9 to Thanksgiving (Oct 11). Please check back here for updates. The train schedule - all times are departure from Cloverdale:

    Tickets

    Tickets for BCER 1225 are available up to 15 minutes before departure. Adults $10 return, Children up to 12 years $5 return

    Tickets for speeder rides and carbarn tour, Children up to 12 free. Adults $5

    FAQ

    Please check our facebook page for any updates. All times and schedules subject to track availability.

    We are a volunteer group, we operate the Interurban on weekends only (Saturday and Sunday, subject to track availability) until the Thanksgiving weekend.

    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 do not park in the Clydesdale inn or Country Diner parking lots adjacent to the station when riding the interurban.

    Stay Tuned

    We are working on some special events for the 2015 season. Please check back closer to Opening Day for more news...


    Would you like to join our volunteers?

    We ask for a half day, to a full day, of your time at a minimum once a month. We provide training, opportunity to try many roles with our Crews, and possibly a good time with a great crew. Interested? Please call 604.574.9056 and we will tell you more.


    For an idea of the history of rail in Surrey, see this video from the Surrey Archives on YouTube.

    We are pleased to welcome you aboard. This is possible with the generous support of:

    SRY Raillink   City of Surrey   BC Hydro


    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.


    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.

    Contact the webmaster:

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

    2015 Apr 20