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El Paso - May 2017

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El Paso, TX — Streetcar Project Background

May 2017

The fastcompany.com site reports that the west Texas city of El Paso is hoping to boost its cultural and economic ties with Mexico with a heritage PCC streamliner streetcar line that will extend to just north o the international border. El Paso City Lines, a National City Lines subsidiary operated El Paso to Juarez cross border streetcar service until 1973.

A city-operated shortened version only on the U.S. side of the border lasted until 1974. Some ex-San Diego PCCs purchased by NCL for the El Paso line survived and are being rebuilt by Brookville Equipment Corp. of western Pennsylvania for the new 4.8-mile, $97 million heritage streetcar route. The six PCCs being rehabilitated will carry historic liveries.

The article, posted on May 30, 2017 outlines the current project and future plans which could include a new cross border link. Follow this link to the full article:

A Trolley and a Dream


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