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A new streetcar system, the Galt, Preston and Hespeler electric railway (later called the Grand River Railway Company) began to operate in 1894, initially connecting Preston and Galt. In 1911, the line reached Hespeler, Berlin (later called Kitchener) and Waterloo; by 1916 it had been extended to Brantford/Port Dover.   The electric rail system ended passenger services in April, 1955. The light rail transit plan for the Regional Municipality of Waterloo , decades later, would be reminiscent of the original Electric Railway.