Monday, February 29, 2016

Official Route Map Released for El Paso Streetcar Line

The El Paso Streetcar project has released the "Official Route" map showing the previously announced route and now showing the expected stops along the line. Construction began last year on the $97 million project and is ongoing in Downtown El Paso.

The Official Route map for the El Paso Streetcar project follows previously disclosed routes. It shows 27 total stops along the line. (

The 4.8 miles of track will include two routes, according to previously released information. A Downtown circulator will loop through the city's center, traversing business, government, cultural, and shopping districts, in what is labeled as a "Downtown Loop" on the new map.

An "Uptown Loop" will connect Downtown to the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), with part of the route passing through the Rio Grande campus of El Paso Community College.

This portion of the line will travel north on Stanton Street, turn left on Baltimore Ave/Glory Road, and turn south on Oregon Street in the area of the Don Haskins Center at UTEP.

There will be 27 total stops along both loops, with a maintenance and storage facility located at the Downtown Transfer Center facility on Santa Fe Street south of Paisano Drive.

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