THE GS TRAM SITE

EDMONTON

ALBERTA, CANADA

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10 Aug. 1944

The Edmonton streetcar network before the cutting back of the Whyte Av. line to 104 street.




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I created the above map by overlaying an OpenStreetMap (OSM) map with my own data. Copyright on the OSM map is © OpenStreetMap contributors, licensed under a CC-BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 licence).

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ROUTES

Operator: Edmonton Street Railway

URBAN STREETCAR ROUTES

Streetcar routes in Edmonton were identified by a colour scheme that appeared both in panels and lights used on the vehicles. In the table below, a letter code is used for the appropriate colour(s) (it also appears on the map). The full route name is also given.

B Blue 112 Av. - 124 St. - Jasper Av. - 97 St. - 95 St. - 118 Av. - 66 St. - North Edmonton (124 Av.)
BW Blue & White 112 Av. - 124 St. - Jasper Av. - 97 St. - 95 St. - 118 Av. (at 82 St.)
RB Red & Blue Whyte Av. - 104 St. - 76 Av. - McKernan’s Lake (at 116 St.)
RG Red & Green Calder - 127 Av. - 124 St. - 107 Av. - 101 St. - Jasper Av. - 109 St. - 97 Av. - Rossdale (near the Low Level Bridge)
RW Red & White 116 Av. (at 80 St.) - 114 Av. - 95 St. - 101 St. - Jasper Av. - 109 St. - High Level Bridge - 109 St. - Whyte Av. - 99 St.
W White Highlands (61 St.) - 112 Av. - 101 St. - Jasper Av. - 109 St. - High Level Bridge - 109 St. - Whyte Av. - 99 St.


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Streetcar lines: 77 km.


HISTORY

  • Streetcars (Old system): 9 Nov. 1908 - 2 Sept. 1951.
  • C-Train (LRT): 23 Apr. 1978 - today.

GAUGE

  • 1435 mm.

TRAM PRESERVATION

The Edmonton Radial Railway Society operates heritage streetcars (from Edmonton and elsewhere) over a dedicated restored right-of-way in downtown Edmonton, using tracks on the High Level Bridge, as well as in historic Fort Edmonton Park.


SOURCES

PRINT

  • Hatcher, C.K. & Schwarzkopf, T. Edmonton's electric transit: The story of Edmonton's streetcars and trolley buses. Toronto: Railfare Enterprises, 1983.
  • Simons, V. "Driving North American 'Urban Style' LRT", Tramways & Urban Transit, March 2015 (78: 927), p.101-104.
  • Taplin, M.R. Tramways of North America including rapid transit. Hassocks (West Sussex), England: Light Rail Transit Association, 2nd ed., [1981].

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