During the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, Vancouverites and visitors will have a chance to try a mode of transportation that was commonplace in Vancouver one hundred years ago – the street car.
The following film was made on May 7th, 1907 and shows the route of a street car traveling along Granville Street, Hastings Street, Main Street, Cordova Street, Cambie Street, Robson Street and Davie Street.
Video by: Kabiam
A free street car will operate between Granville Island and the Olympic Village Station at Cambie and 2nd between January 21st and March 21st, 2010. The two street cars are on loan from the City of Brussels and were developed by Bombardier. They are part of a project to demonstrate low floor street car technology. This is a ride you and your children won’t want to miss. As an added bonus, the street car will help families go into the Granville Island area without worrying about parking.
Getting there: The Olympic Village Station is a short walk from the Save on Foods/Home Depot/Winners complex just below Broadway and Cambie. There is an underground parking garage below where you can find pay parking and then walk to the station.
Olympic Line street car on Twitter.
Video by: Transitfan