THE GS TRAM SITE

VANCOUVER

BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

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ABOUT 1940


Vancouver tram map

INSET: DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER

Vancouver downtown tram map


ROUTES

Operator: British Columbia Electric Railway Company (BCER)

URBAN STREETCAR ROUTES (VANCOUVER)

  1 Granville - Broadway - Main - Hastings - Granville (circular route; both directions)
  2 Denman - Robson (back: Davie) - Granville - Cordova - Main - 33rd Ave. & Main
  3 Denman - Robson (back: Davie) - Granville - Cordova - Main - Fraser River (North Arm)
  4 18th & Commercial - Commercial - Venables - Clark - Hastings - Richards - Granville Bridge - 4th Ave. - 4th. & Alma
  5 Denman - Davie (back: Robson) - Granville - Hastings - Main - Broadway - Broadway & Findlay (just past Commercial)
  6 49th & Fraser - Fraser - Kingsway - Main - Cordova - Granville - 41st Ave. - Kerrisdale (West Boulevard)
  7 Marine Drive & Fraser - Fraser - Kingsway - Main - Cordova - Granville - 41st Ave. - 41st & Dunbar
  9 44th & Victoria - Victoria Dr. - Kingsway - Main - Powell - Cordova - Main Post Office (Hastings & Granville)
10 54th & Victoria - Victoria Dr. - Kingsway - Main - Powell - Cordova - Granville - Pender - Georgia - Stanley Park
11 Joyce Loop - Kingsway - Main - Powell - Cordova - Granville - Pender - Georgia - Stanley Park
12 Downtown (Hastings) - Granville (back: Robson - Richards) - Granville - BCER Bridge - Kitsilano Loop
13 (10th & Sasamat - 10th Ave. [this direction only]) / (41st & Dunbar - Dunbar) - Alma - Broadway - Granville - Davie - Richards - Hastings - Renfrew - Dundas & Renfrew (Exhibition Park)
14 (4th & Drummond - 4th Ave. - Sasamat - 10th Ave. [this direction only]) / (41st & Dunbar - Dunbar) - Alma - Broadway - Granville - Davie - Richards - Hastings - Boundary & Hastings
15 Boundary & Hastings - Hastings - Richards - Davie - Granville - Broadway - Alma - 10th Ave. - 10th & Sasamat [this direction only]
16 Boundary & Hastings - Hastings - Richards - Davie - Granville - Broadway - Alma - 10th Ave. - Sasamat - 4th Ave. - 4th & Drummond [this direction only]
17 Cambie & Hastings - Cambie - Broadway - Oak - Marine Drive & Oak
18 Nanaimo & Hastings - Nanaimo - Broadway - Broadway & Findlay
19 Downtown (Granville & Hastings) - Cordova (back: Hastings) - Cordova - Powell - Powell & Commercial
20 Downtown (Granville & Hastings) - Cordova (back: Hastings) - Cordova - Powell - Dundas - Eton (back: McGill) - Kaslo
  ? Francis & Victoria Dr. - Francis - Georgia - Main - Hastings - Cordova - Granville - Pender - Georgia - Stanley Park
  ? Broadway & Oak - Oak - 16th Ave. - 16th & Main
  ? 25th & Granville - 25th Ave. (King Edward Ave.) - 25th & Oak
  ? Hastings & Boundary - Hastings - Ellesmere (in Burnaby)

NB: The last four routes have unknown route numbers.

URBAN STREETCAR ROUTES (NORTH VANCOUVER)

  1 North Vancouver Ferry Terminal - Lonsdale - Windsor Rd. & Lonsdale
  2 North Vancouver Ferry Terminal - 1st Str. E.- Grand Blvd. - Lynn Valley Rd. - Dempsey Rd.
  3 North Vancouver Ferry Terminal - 1st Str. W - Mahon - Marine Dr. - Fell Ave. - 20th. Str. - 22nd Str. - Capilano River

The last day of operation of street cars in North Vancouver was: 23 April 1947

INTERURBAN ROUTES

A1 Hastings & Carrall - Central Park (Burnaby) - New Westminster
A2 Hastings & Carrall - Burnaby Lake - New Westminster
A3 Vancouver (Pacific & Richards) - Granville - Arbutus - Marpole
A4 Vancouver (Pacific & Richards) - Granville - Arbutus - Marpole - Richmond - Steveston
A5 Vancouver (Pacific & Richards) - Granville - Arbutus - Marpole - New Westminster

NB: The route numbers given above are those used in a later source. It is possible that in 1940 the interurban routes had only names, not numbers.


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH



HISTORY

GAUGE

TRAM PRESERVATION

The Transit Museum Society runs vintage interurban streetcars between Granville Island and Science World on weekends and holidays during the summer months. A demonstration service by modern trams from Europe was run on the same line during the 2010 Winter Olympics held in Vancouver.


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