THE GS TRAM SITE
NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA
1 July 2013
Sydney after the termination of the Sydney Monorail.
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LIGHT RAIL (TRAM) ROUTE
|Inner West Light Rail
||Central Station - Exhibition - Pyrmont - Glebe - Rozelle Bay - Lilyfield
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM
- Light Rail (Tram) line: 7.2 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.
The Sydney Tramway Museum in Loftus, about 30 km south of the city centre,
runs old trams along 3.5 km. of track.
- Keenan, D.R. Tramways of Sydney. Sans Souci (N.S.W.): Transit Press, 1979.
- 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].
Also, thanks to Rodney Sales from Sydney, Australia, for information concerning the ending of
monorail service in Sydney.
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