The Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority is giving us a first look at the renovation of the historic streetcars that will be returned to service as part of the El Paso Streetcar project.

Six of the classic streetcars that ran on El Paso streets until 1974 were taken to Brookville, Pennsylvania in December of 2015 where they are being restored by a company considered experts at returning vintage streetcars to daily use. The restored cars will be retrofitted to have air conditioning, heat, and wi-fi.

Once operational, they will operate on a 4.8-mile route connecting the international bridges, retail areas, government buildings, convention center and downtown ballpark with the medical center, University of Texas at El Paso and several historic neighborhoods.

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