Edmonton Radial Railway
The restored ERR car #42 in Fort Edmonton Park is a 1912 St. Louis
|Owner||the City of Edmonton|
|Locale||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Number of lines||8|
|Daily ridership||over 93,000 in 1945|
11631 80 Street
|Began operation||November 9, 1908|
|Ended operation||September 1, 1951|
|Number of vehicles||87|
|System length||56.2 miles (90.4 km)|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) (standard gauge)|
In 1893 an ordinance was passed permitting Edmonton to construct and operate a tramway. However, it wasn't until 1907 that the tracks for the first tramway line were laid, with service commencing in 1908.
In 1908, the Government of Alberta passed the Edmonton Radial Tramway Act, permitting the city to provide tramway service to communities located within 80 miles of the city. With this power, the city purchased the Strathcona Radial Tramway Company Ltd., and began providing streetcar service to the City of Strathcona as well.
The radial railway reached its greatest extent in 1930. Two years later, in 1932, bus service replaced streetcar service on the 102 Avenue line. In the following years, the Edmonton trolley bus system replaced streetcar service on most Edmonton Radial Railway routes, and streetcar service ended in 1951. Now Edmonton Transit System, the trolley bus system was discontinued in 2009 because of increasing costs.
- Edmonton Light Rail Transit
- Edmonton Radial Railway Society
- Edmonton Transit System
- High Level Bridge (Edmonton)
- High Level Bridge Streetcar
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