The Street Railroad in Halifax

Public transit in Halifax has a rich history, and the street railway is one of the most interesting parts of it's past. Starting with horse-drawn cars running on steel rails and eventually evolving to a system of electric streetcars, the street railway was how most Haligonians got around long before the automobile took over the streets. The articles in this section will give you a glimpse into the past of straphangers in Halifax.

Articles in this Section:
Early Years of Transit and the Horse Drawn Trams
Electric Streetcars
Routes and Maps
Birney Cars in Halifax
The End of Street Railway Service
Street Railway in the News

Future of Rail-based Transit in Halifax

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