THE GS TRAM SITE

CHRISTCHURCH - ŌTAUTAHI

NEW ZEALAND - AOTEAROA

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12 Feb. 2015

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The Christchurch heritage tramway operation on the day of its extension to the corner of High and Lichfield Streets.




NEW ZEALAND - AOTEAROA

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HERITAGE TRAM ROUTE

Operator: Welcome Aboard Christchurch

Heritage tram line Cathedral Jctn. - Cathedral Square - Oxford Terrace - Cashel St. - High St. & Lichfield St. - High St. - Cathedral Square - Worcester Blvd. - Rolleston Av. - Armagh St. - Cathedral Jctn. [Loop route, clockwise only]

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Heritage tram line: 4 km.


HISTORY

  • Horse tramways: 1882 - 6 Aug. 1906
  • Steam tramways : 9 March 1880 - ?.
  • Electric tramways (1st generation): 5 June 1905 - 10 Sept. 1954.
  • Electric (tourist) tramway: 4 Feb. 1995 - 22 Feb. 2011 (suspended because of the Christchurch Earthquake); Nov. 2013 - today.

GAUGE

  • Tramways: 1435 mm.

SOURCES

PRINT

  • Bush, G. "Christchurch - History on the move", Light Rail & Modern Tramway, Aug. 1995 (58:692), p.254-255.
  • Bush, G. "Christchurch - History turns full circle", Light Rail & Modern Tramway, July 1995 (58:691), p.215-218.
  • Price, J.H. "Museum News - Christchurch", Modern Tramway & Light Railway Review, Apr. 1969 (32:376), p.122-125.
  • 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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