THE GS TRAM SITE

DUBLIN - BAILE ÁTHA CLIATH

IRELAND - ÉIRE

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1 Jan. 1938




IRELAND - ÉIRE

DUBLIN - BAILE ÁTHA CLIATH


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Dublin 1938 tram map


INSET: CENTRAL DUBLIN

Dublin 1938 downtown tram map



Note: Names of streets, squares etc. used below are those used at the time of the map - when different, today's names are added in square brackets. The maps use today's names only.

ABBREVIATIONS ON THE MAPS

Fw Fitzwilliam St. SGGS South Great George's Street
HS Harcourt St. WR Westland Row
NP Nelson Pillar      


I created the above maps by overlaying OpenStreetMap (OSM) maps with my own data. Copyright on the OSM maps is © OpenStreetMap & Contributors, licensed under a CC-BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 licence).

Please note that the OSM map used as a template for these maps corresponds to the situation at the time the map was downloaded and may show features that did not exist at the time the GS Tram Site is supposed to show. In particular, it may show bridges and highways that were built later.

ROUTES

Dublin tramways

Operator: Dublin United Transport Company (DUTC)

  1 Nelson Pillar - Pearse St. - Ringsend
  2 Nelson Pillar - Pearse St. - Ringsend - Sandymount Green
  3 Nelson Pillar - Pearse St. - Ringsend - Sandymount Green - Sandymount Tower
  6 Nelson Pillar - Merrion Sq. - Ballsbridge - Blackrock
  7 Nelson Pillar - Merrion Sq. - Ballsbridge - Blackrock - Dún Laoghaire
  8 Nelson Pillar - Merrion Sq. - Ballsbridge - Blackrock - Dún Laoghaire - Dalkey
  9 Phoenix Park - North Circular Road - Nelson Pillar - Merrion Sq. - Fitzwilliam St. - Baggot St. - Waterloo Rd. - Donnybrook
10 Phoenix Park - North Circular Road - Nelson Pillar - Dawson St. - Baggot St. - Waterloo Rd. - Donnybrook
11 Whitehall - Drumcondra - Capel St. - Dame St. - Merrion Sq. - Leeson St. - Ranelagh - Clonskeagh
12 Nelson Pillar - Dame St. - South Great George's St. - Ranelagh - Palmerston Park
14 Nelson Pillar - Dame St. - South Great George's St. - Rathmines - Dartry Rd.
15 Nelson Pillar - Dame St. - South Great George's St. - Rathmines - Terenure
16 Whitehall - Drumcondra - Nelson Pillar - Dawson St. - Harcourt St. - Harolds Cross - Terenure - Rathfarnham
17 Whitehall - Drumcondra - Nelson Pillar - Dawson St. - Harcourt St. - Harolds Cross - Terenure
18 Lansdowne Rd. - Waterloo Rd. - Ranelagh - Rathmines - Kenilworth Rd.
19 Glasnevin - Nelson Pillar - Dame St. - South Great George's St. - Harolds Cross - Rialto
20 Glasnevin - Nelson Pillar - Dawson St. - Harcourt St. - Harolds Cross - Rialto
21 Westland Row - Dame St. - James St. - Inchicore
23 Ballybough - Parnell St. - Capel St. - North Quays - Parkgate St.
24 O'Connell Bridge - North Quays - Parkgate St.
25 O'Connell Bridge - North Quays - Chapelizod Rd. - Chapelizod - Palmerstown - Lucan
26 O'Connell Bridge - North Quays - Chapelizod Rd. - Chapelizod
30 Nelson Pillar - North Strand Rd. - Clontarf - Dollymount
31 Nelson Pillar - North Strand Rd. - Clontarf - Dollymount - Sutton - Howth

Hill of Howth Tramway

Operator: Great Northern Railway (Ireland) (GNR(I))

   Sutton - Howth


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Dublin Tramways: ca. 95 km.
  • Hill of Howth Tramway: 9 km.


HISTORY

Tramways

  • Horse tramways: 1 Feb. 1872 - 13 Jan. 1901
  • Steam tramways: June 1881 - 1905.
  • First-generation electric tramway: 16 May 1896 - 9 July 1949.
  • Second-generation light rail (Luas): 30 June 2004 - today.
  • Hill of Howth Tramway: 7 June 1901 - 31 May 1959.

GAUGE

  • Horse tramways: 1220 mm / 1600 mm.
  • Steam tramways: 915 mm / 1067 mm. / 1580 mm.
  • Dublin tramways (1st generation): 1580 mm.
  • Dublin light rail (Luas): 1435 mm.
  • Lucan tramways: 1067 mm. (until 29 Jan. 1925); reopened as part of the general Dublin system: 1580 mm. (14 May 1928 - 12 Apr. 1940)
  • Hill of Howth Tramway: 1580 mm.

SOURCES

PRINT

  • Corcoran, M. Through the streets broad and narrow: A history of Dublin trams. Hersham (England): Ian Allan, 2000, rev.ed. 2008.
  • Fayle, H. "The electric tramways of Ireland (4): The Dublin tramways" The Modern Tramway, Nov. 1940 (3: 35), p.129-130, 132.

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