INSET: CENTRAL SYDNEY
Operator: Metro Transport Sydney
LIGHT RAIL (TRAM) ROUTE
|Metro Light Rail||Central Station - Chinatown - Darling Harbour - Pyrmont - Glebe - Rozelle Bay - Lilyfield|
|Metro Monorail||City Centre - Darling Harbour - Chinatown - City Centre [Circular route, one way]|
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM
- Light Rail (Tram) line: 7.2 km.
- Monorail: 3.6 km.
- Horse tramways: 23 Dec. 1861 - 31 Dec. 1866. (Also, short-lived systems in 1879, 1894)
- Steam tramways: 30 Sept. 1879 - 1910 (on the private line Parramatta to Redbank Wharf (Duck River) until 1943).
- Cable tramways: 1894 - 14 Jan. 1905.
- Electric tramways (first generation): 9 Nov. 1890 - 20 Apr. 1892; 8 Dec. 1899 - 25 Feb. 1961.
- Electric tramways (second generation): 11 Aug. 1997 - today.
- Monorail: July 1988 - 30 June 2013.
- Metro: 26 May 2019 - today.
- All tramways: 1435 mm.
- MetrO: 1435 mm.
The Sydney Tramway Museum in Loftus, about 30 km south of the city centre, runs old trams along 3.5 km. of track.
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- Pulling, N. "Systems Factfile No.126: Sydney, Australia" Tramways & Urban Transit, Apr. 2018 (81: 964), p.142-148.
- Sydney Tramway Museum: Visit souvenir. Sutherland (N.S.W.): South Pacific Electric Railway Co-operative Society, 2004
- Taplin, M. "Trams return to Sydney". In: Light Rail Review 8. London: Light Rail Transit Association, 2008 [p.34-39].
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