THE GS TRAM SITE

AUCKLAND - TĀMAKI-MAKAU-RAU

NEW ZEALAND - AOTEAROA

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NEW ZEALAND - AOTEAROA

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TRAM ROUTES

Operator: Auckland Transport Board

I do not have exact data on the actual routes used by Auckland trams. The table below shows the most likely route outlines, with no exact indication of the downtown streets used by each. Route indications are of an indicative nature only, they were not used by the Auckland Transport Board

  A Queen Street - Eden Terrace - Mount Albert - Avondale
FF Farmer's Trading Co. - Hobson St. - Pitt St.
GH Manukau - Greenlane Hospital [shuttle]
GL Queen St. - Ponsonby - Grey Lynn
GS Queen St. - Symonds St. - Newmarket - Great South Rd.
HB Queen St. - Herne Bay
MB Queen St. - Parnell - Remuera - Meadowbank
MR Queen St. - Eden Terrace - Balmoral - Mount Roskill
OH Queen St. - Newmarket - Manukau - Onehunga
OR Queen St. - Eden Terrace - Owairaka
  P Queen St. - Ponsonby (Three Lamps)
PC Queen St. - Great North Rd. - Point Chevalier
  R Queen St. - Parnell - Remuera
RW Railway Station - Queen St. - Town Hall
TK Queen St. - Mount Eden - Three Kings
  V Queen St. - Symonds St. - Remuera - Victoria Av.
  W Queen St. - Great North Rd. - Westmere
  Z Queen St. - Great North Rd. - Zoo


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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