|Above: YouTubeCA video - Johannesburg And South African Gold Mining, 1950s (includes trams) - Length: 1:35 mins.|
INSET: CENTRAL JOHANNESBURG
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Operator: Johannesburg Transport Department
|A1||Twist St.||City Hall - Market St. - Eloff St. - Plein St. - Twist St. - Hillbrow|
|B1||Yeoville||City Hall - Market St. - Eloff St. - Plein St. - Twist St. - Kotze St. - Raleigh St. - Yeoville|
|B2||Observatory||City Hall - Market St. - Eloff St. - Plein St. - Twist St. - Kotze St. - Raleigh St. - Observatory|
|C1||Judith's Paarl||City Hall - Market St. - Eloff St. - Plein St. - Twist St. - Beit St. - Judith's Paarl|
|D1||Marlborough House||City Hall - Market St. - Seimert Rd. - Doornfontein|
|D2||Bertrams||City Hall - Market St. - Seimert Rd. - Beit St. - Bertrams|
|F1||Kensington||City Hall - Main St. - Roberts Ave. - Langerman Dr. - Kensington|
|G1||Malvern||City Hall - Main St. - Jules St. - Malvern East|
|H1||Turffontein||Library Gardens - Market St. - Sauer St. - Booysens Rd. - Ophirton - Booysens - Turffontein - Rosettenville - La Rochelle - Springfield - Eloff St. - Market St. - Library Gardens [Circular route, both directions]|
|O1||Bezuidenhout Valley||City Hall - Main St. - Kitchener Ave. - Bezuidenhoutsvallei|
|I1||Mayfair||Library Gardens - Market St. - Central Ave. - Mayfair|
|I3||Crown Mines||Library Gardens - Market St. - Hanover St. - Crown Mines|
|J1||Malvern||City Hall - Harrison St. - Bree St. - Caroline St. - Main Rd. - Newlands (Shortmarket St.)|
|K1||Melville||City Hall - Harrison St. - Braamfontein - Vrededorp - Auckland Park - Melville|
|L1||Parktown North||City Hall - Harrison St. - Braamfontein - Parktown - Forest Town - Jan Smuts Ave. - Zoo Lake - Parktown North - Rosebank|
|L2||Zoo Lake||City Hall - Harrison St. - Braamfontein - Parktown - Forest Town - Jan Smuts Ave. - Zoo Lake|
|X1||Rosettenville||City Hall - Market St. - Eloff St. - Springfield - La Rochelle - Rosettenville - Townsview|
|X2||Regents Park||City Hall - Market St. - Eloff St. - Springfield - La Rochelle - Rosettenville - Regents Park|
|X3||Forest Hill||City Hall - Market St. - Eloff St. - Springfield - Turffontein Rd. - Turffontein - Forest Hill|
Note: The line designations X1, X2 and X3 are for the convenience of readers of this site only. I have not been able to determine the actual line designations used by the Johannesburg Transport Department for these routes.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM
- Tram lines: ? km.
- Horse tramways: 2 Feb. 1891 - 14 July 1906
- Electric tramways: 14 Feb. 1906 - 18 March 1961.
- All tramways: 1435 mm.
The James Hall Museum of Transport has one preserved double-decker tram in its collection.
- Spit, T. (with additional material by Patton, B.) Johannesburg tramways. London: Light Railway Transport League, 1976.
- Williams, D.E. "Johannesburg Municipal Tramways", The Modern Tramway, Feb. 1954 (17:194), p.27-37.
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