THE GS TRAM SITE

WELLINGTON - TE WHANGANUI-A-TARA

NEW ZEALAND - AOTEAROA

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ca. 1960




NEW ZEALAND - AOTEAROA

AUCKLAND

CHRISTCHURCH

WELLINGTON


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ABBREVIATION ON THE MAP

LQ Lambton Quay      


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TRAM ROUTES

Operator: Wellington City Council

  1 Railway Stn. - Wellington Centre - Cuba St.- Wallace St. - Berhampore - Island Bay
  2 Railway Stn. - Wellington Centre - Hataitai
  4 Thorndon - Railway Stn. - Wellington Centre - Cuba St. - Vivian St. - Newtown Zoo
11 Thorndon - Railway Stn. - Wellington Centre - Cuba St. - Wallace St. - Newtown Zoo

FUNICULAR (CABLE CAR)

Operator: Wellington City Council

  1 Lambton Quay - Botanical Garden


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tram lines: ? km.
  • Funicular: 628 m.


HISTORY

  • Horse tramways: 1882 - 1904.
  • Steam tramways : 24 Aug. 1878 - 1882.
  • Electric tramways: 30 June 1904 - 2 May 1964.
  • Funicular: 22 February 1902 - today.

GAUGE

  • Tramways: 1219 mm.
  • Funicular: 1000 mm.

TRAM PRESERVATION

The Wellington Tram Museum in Queen Elizabeth Park (Paekakariki) has a collection of old Wellington trams, which it runs on its own tracks.


SOURCES

PRINT

  • Price, J.H. "The Wellington tramways", The Modern Tramway, Oct. 1961 (24:286), p.292-295.
  • Stewart, G. Around Wellington by tram in the 20th century. Wellington: Grantham House Publishing, 1999.
  • 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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