THE GS TRAM SITE

SYDNEY

NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA

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27 March 2014

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Sydney after the extension of the light rail line to Dulwich Hill.




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ROUTE

Operator: Transdev

LIGHT RAIL (TRAM) ROUTE

L1 Dulwich Hill Line Central Station - Exhibition - Pyrmont - Glebe - Rozelle Bay - Lilyfield - Leichhardt - Lewisham - Dulwich Hill


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Light Rail (Tram) line: 12.8 km.


HISTORY

  • 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.

GAUGE

  • All tramways: 1435 mm.

TRAM PRESERVATION

The Sydney Tramway Museum in Loftus, about 30 km south of the city centre, runs old trams along 3.5 km. of track.


SOURCES

PRINT

  • 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].

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