THE GS TRAM SITE

JOHANNESBURG

SOUTH AFRICA

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The flag is as it was in 1935.

1 Feb. 1935

The system after the reintroduction of the route to Crown Mines (during Jan. 1935) and just before the abandonment of the route to Regents Park (on 2 Feb. 1935).




SOUTH AFRICA

JOHANNESBURG


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Johannesburg tram photo

Johannesburg tram map


INSET: CENTRAL JOHANNESBURG

Johannesburg downtown tram map




I created the above maps by overlaying OpenStreetMap (OSM) maps with my own data. Copyright on the OSM maps is © OpenStreetMap contributors, licensed under a CC-BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 licence).

Please note that the OSM maps used as a template for these maps corresponds to the situation at the time the map was downloaded and may show features that did not exist at the time the GS Tram Site is supposed to show. In particular, it may show bridges and highways that were built later.

TRAM ROUTES

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

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tram lines: ? km.


HISTORY

  • Horse tramways: 2 Feb. 1891 - 14 July 1906
  • Electric tramways: 14 Feb. 1906 - 18 March 1961.

GAUGE

  • All tramways: 1435 mm.

TRAM PRESERVATION

The James Hall Museum of Transport has one preserved double-decker tram in its collection.


SOURCES

PRINT

  • 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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