INTERURBANS were electric railways connecting communities within two areas: southern VANCOUVER ISLAND and the Lower Mainland. The first Interurban in BC was also the first in N America. It opened in 1891, running between NEW WESTMINSTER and downtown VANCOUVER through then-unsettled BURNABY. Known as the Central Park Line, it became part of the new BC ELECTRIC RWY CO in 1897. In the decade before the outbreak of WWI, the BCER expanded its network of Interurbans, building lines through RICHMOND...

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