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Railway Greenway

Ride the rails in Richmond on the Railway Greenway.  This rails-to-trails project follows the Lulu Island route of the British Columbia Electric Railroad connecting Vancouver to Steveston, a busy fishing community on the South Arm of the Fraser River. The Interurban trams ran from 1905 to 1958. Now it’s a popular greenway, safe and separated ― great for beginners!

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“The Lulu Island line was originally built by the Canadian Pacific Railway to connect Vancouver to Steveston, a busy fishing community on the South Arm of the Fraser River.  The line officially opened on July 1, 1902.  In 1905 the B.C. Electric Railway leased the line from the CPR and electrified it for use by their Interurban trams.  This transportation artery served Richmond residents during a time when roads were poor and few families owned cars.  The line was closed in 1958.” from City of Richmond Archives 

LINK to Historic Lulu Island Railway pictures

Last Run of the Marpole-Steveston Tram Feb1958  ~ https://youtu.be/a63t_ppRZcY

 

LINK to Steveston Interurban Tram Museum 4011 Moncton St

A reminder of Steveston’s Fishing heritage – on Bayview St

Return via Railway Greenway or explore  Crabapple Ridge route from Second Ave and Chatham

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