TICKET INFORMATION

July 9 – COVID-19 news update

The Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society (FVHRS) Board of Directors met on July 8th to review our own Restart plans. The Board approved a gradual restart to a modified schedule for the remainder of the 2021 season:

Opening on Saturdays only All tickets to be purchased online and include social contact information for your group. There will be NO walk-up tickets available until further notice.

Speeder rides start on Sat. Aug 14th and run until October 9.  Tickets online for a half-carriage section: The carriages are divided with Plexiglas; each ticket allows one person, or small group, to sit in their own social bubble. Bench seat is six feet/ 2 meters long holds 4 people.

Interurban spur rides start Sat. Aug 21st. until September 4th. These rides are on our own spur line – this is not a ride to Sullivan. Multiple trips on our half-mile track.

September 4th we will start the Sullivan Excursion journeys until October 9th. Board at Cloverdale Station, ride on our spur to join the SRY mainline (original BCER Fraser Valley Line) to Sullivan, and return*.

We, too, are happy to get back after the long break. We will be inspecting all our equipment and re-certifying our Volunteers to ensure you have a safe ride on Surrey’s Heritage Rail Experience.

Please check back for schedules and prices.

Our priority throughout this challenging time is to create a safe environment for our Volunteers and the Public. The Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society will continue to provide a rich and entertaining heritage experience.

This year, the FVHRS celebrates its 20th anniversary, a milestone for our heritage railway society. Celebratory events, are being planned throughout the year. We look forward to welcoming you back to continue with us on the heritage railway Journey Through Time.

Much has been accomplished since 2001 when we started. There is a great deal more to look forward to as we move forward and complete the vision.

*  Subject to approvals and access to SRY mainline

When our full season does start (2022)

We are a volunteer group; we operate the Interurban on weekends only (Saturday and Sunday)  subject to track availability.

We DO NOT operate on STAT HOLIDAY Mondays.

Our train schedule for all Saturdays and Sundays ONLY will be reviewed when we commence operating and may be revised according to what is allowed.

The usual operation is that trains start boarding 10 minutes prior to departure and passengers are encouraged to be at the station at least  15 minutes before departure.

The schedule that we ran last time was as follows but that may be revised when start up again.

• First Train: 10:00 am

• Second Train: 11:15 am

• Third Train: 12:30 pm

• Fourth Train: 1:45 pm

• Last Train: 3:00 pm

THE ROUTE

All trains depart from the Cloverdale Station (Hwy 10 & 176A St); round trip is 55 minutes duration. The route goes from Cloverdale to Sullivan Station (64 Ave. & 152 St.) and immediately returns to Cloverdale.

STATION HOURS

Cloverdale station opens @ 9:30 am – closes after the passengers return on the last train – usually about 4pm.

Operational dates and times are subject to track availability and equipment operation: Please check this page and our Facebook page for any schedule changes.

As with any railway, motive power, schedules and fares are subject to change without notice. Adverse weather conditions or technical/safety problems may prevent operations.

Fares

Tickets are not available for booking yet but keep an eye up for when we start operating.

BCER 1225 TRAIN RIDES

• Adults = $20.00

• Seniors 65+/Students  12+ = $15

• Children 2-11 = $10.00

• Children under 2  = FREE

SPEEDER & VELOCIPEDE RIDES, & DISCOVERY CENTRE TOURS (Total 1 hour duration)

Velocipede rides and Discovery Centre tours may not be available this year.

Available on return from the Interurban ride,  except the 3.00pm train.

• Adults/Seniors = $5

• Children 12 and under = FREE accompanied by an adult.

This year Tickets will be available online only through Eventbrite up to 24 hrs before the train time.  This guarantees that you get a seat. For 2021 seating capacity will be a maximum 25 people to meet COVID !9 requirements.Interurbans.  Please note that tickets are sold for available seats; if you have a ticket, you will have a seat.

Groups of 10 or more, when booking online, are advised to make arrangements by calling the station 604-574-9056 at least three days before the date of travel, to ensure that your requirements are accommodated.

Accessibility

Station and train are accessible for those with disabilities. Wheel chair passengers must be able to transfer to  the FVHRS transit wheel chair for access through the narrow train doorways. All wheel chair passengers must be able to transfer to the fixed seating on the train.

Accessible washrooms are available at the station.

Parking

Passenger parking is available at the East side of the Cloverdale station.

Please do not park in the Clydesdale Inn or Country Diner parking lots adjacent to the station when riding the interurban.

PARKING MAP