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BC Southern Rail Right of Way (Former BCER Interurban Line)

Heritage Area: Bridgeview, South Westminster, Cedar Hills, Kennedy, Newton, Surrey Centre, Kensington Prairie, Cloverdale

Site #: 220

Location: Between the Fraser River and the Surrey-Langley Border

Registered: January 12, 2004

Significance: Historical

Description: Incorporated in 1897, the BC Electric Railway (BCER) operated an Interurban Line with service from Vancouver, through Surrey, and to Chilliwack in the Fraser Valley for nearly 40 years. Since 1950, the line has been a short-line freight railway. The BCER was taken over by the provincial government when BC Hydro was created in 1961. The line is leased by Southern Railway of British Columbia.