THE GS TRAM SITE

AUCKLAND - TĀMAKI-MAKAU-RAU

NEW ZEALAND - AOTEAROA

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23 Sept. 1949

The Auckland tram network on the day the Herne Bay service was withdrawn, to be replaced by trolleybuses.




NEW ZEALAND - AOTEAROA

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TRAM ROUTES

Operator: Auckland Transport Board

  A Chief Post Office - Queen Street - Eden Terrace - Morningside - Mount Albert - Avondale
FP Farmers Trading Co. - Hobson St. - Pitt St. [Free shuttle]
GH Manukau Rd. - Greenlane Hospital [shuttle]
GL Chief Post Office - Hobson St. - Pitt St. - Karangahape Rd. - Ponsonby Rd. - Richmond Rd. - Grey Lynn
GS Chief Post Office - Anzac Av. - Symonds St. - Khyber Pass Rd. - Newmarket - Great South Rd.
HF Chief Post Office - Fanshawe St. - Victoria St. - Three Lamps - Jervois Rd. - Herne Bay
HH Chief Post Office - Hobson St. - Victoria St. - Three Lamps - Jervois Rd. - Herne Bay
MB Chief Post Office - Parnell - Newmarket - Remuera Rd. - Meadowbank
MR Chief Post Office - Queen St. - Wellesley St. - Symonds St. - Eden Terrace - Dominion Rd. - Mount Roskill
OH Chief Post Office - Queen St. - Karangahape Rd. - Khyber Pass Rd. - Newmarket - Manukau Rd. - Royal Oak - Queen St. - Onahunga Wharf
OR Chief Post Office - Queen St. - Wellesley St. - Symonds St. - Eden Terrace - Sandringham Rd. - Owairaka
  P Chief Post Office - Queen St. - Wellesley St. - Hobson St. - Pitt St. - Karangahape Rd. - Ponsonby Rd. - Ponsonby (Three Lamps)
PC Chief Post Office - Hobson St. - Pitt St. - Karangahape Rd. - Great North Rd. - Point Chevalier
  R Chief Post Office - Parnell - Newmarket - Remuera Rd. - Remuera
RW Railway Station - Queen St. - Town Hall
TK Chief Post Office - Queen St. - Wellesley St. - Symonds St. - Mount Eden Rd. - Three Kings
  V QChief Post Office - Queen St. - Wellesley St. - Symonds St. - Khyber Pass Rd. - Newmarket - Remuera Rd. - Victoria Av.
  W Chief Post Office - Queen St. - Wellesley St. - Hobson St. - Pitt St. - Karangahape Rd. - Great North Rd. - Surrey Cresc. - Garnet Rd. - Westmere
  Z Chief Post Office - Queen St. - Wellesley St. - Hobson St. - Pitt St. - Karangahape Rd. - Great North Rd. - Surrey Cresc. - Auckland Zoo

NB: Route indications are of an indicative nature only, they were not used by the Auckland Transport Board.



CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tram lines: 72 km.


HISTORY

  • Horse tramways: 1884 - ?
  • Steam tramways (in Takapuna, on Auckland's North Shore): 22 Dec. 1910 - 26 Apr. 1927
  • Electric tramways: 24 Nov. 1902 - 29 Dec. 1956.

GAUGE

  • All tramways: 1435 mm.

TRAM PRESERVATION

The Museum of Transport & Technology in Western Springs, one of Auckland's western suburbs, runs old trams along 1.7 km. of track.


SOURCES

PRINT

  • Pulling, N. "Auckland's rail future", Tramways & Urban Transit, Dec. 2013 (76:912), p.236-237.
  • Russell, M. "Keeping Auckland's trams and rarities alive", Tramways & Urban Transit, June 2010 (73:870), p.236-237.
  • Stewart, G. Around Auckland by tram in the 1950s. Wellington: Grantham House Publishing, rev.ed., 2002.
  • Stewart, G. The end of the penny section: When trams ruled the streets of New Zealand. Wellington: Grantham House Publishing, rev.ed., 1993.

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