THE GS TRAM SITE
CHRISTCHURCH - ŌTAUTAHI
NEW ZEALAND - AOTEAROA
12 Feb. 2015
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
- Heritage tram line: 4 km.
- 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.
- 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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