24 May 1952

The Adelaide tram system at its largest post-war extent, on the last day of operation of the Erindale, Burnside and Linden Park lines


Old trams in Adelaide video
Above: YouTubeCA video - Adelaide Trams from 1965 to 1976. Silent Movie - Length: 17:36 mins.


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Adelaide-1952 tram map

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

Please note that the OSM map used as a template for this map 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.


Operator: Municipal Tramways Trust

    G Glenelg      City Centre - Goodwood - Morphettville Racecourse - Glenelg
    3 Cheltenham 1958/11/22 City Centre - North Adelaide - Croydon - Kilkenny - Cheltenham
    4 Prospect 1958/7/20 City Centre - North Adelaide - Prospect
    5 Enfield 1957/12/8 City Centre - North Adelaide - Enfield
    6 Walkerville North 1955/11/? City Centre - North Adelaide - Gilberton - Walkerville
    7 St. Peters 1958/7/? City Centre - College Park - St. Peters
    8 Paradise 1958/7/? City Centre - College Park - Payneham - Paradise
    9 Morialta 1956/3/17 City Centre - Beulah Park - Morialta
10 Magill 1957/2/? City Centre - Beulah Park - Magill
11 Kensington Gardens 1957/2/3 City Centre - Norwood Oval - Kensington Gardens
12 Erindale 1952/5/24 City Centre - Kensington Rd. - Erindale
12X Burnside 1952/5/24 City Centre - Kensington Rd. - Burnside
13 Linden park 1952/5/24 City Centre - Dulwich - Linden Park
14 Glen Osmond 1953/10/? City Centre - Parkside - Glen Osmond
15 Fullarton / Springfield 1958/7/? City Centre - Parkside - Fullarton - Springfield
16 Kingswood 1955/7/? City Centre - Parkside - Kingswood
17 Mitcham 1958/7/? City Centre - Malvern - Mitcham
18 Hyde Park 1955/11/? City Centre - Hyde Park
19 Colonel Light Gardens 1957/12/8 City Centre - Goodwood - Kings Park - Colonel Light Gardens
20 Wayville West 1957/12/? City Centre - Wayville West
21 Hilton / Richmond 1957/2/? City Centre - Hilton - Richmond
22 Henley North 1957/2/3 City Centre - Lockleys - Henley Beach - Henley North
23 Findon 1953/10/? City Centre - Hindmarsh - Findon

NB (1): The route numbers given above and on the map are for the convenience of readers, and were not used by the operator (who used the route designation given in the second column). I adopted them from the map designed by R.T. Horne (see in the printed sources). The dates in the table above are those of the abandonment of the route in question.

NB (2): All routes terminated in the city centre, but I have no sources as to where the city terminal of any one route was. In any case, many routes were part of through services, with no actual terminal in the city centre, just a change of route designation. For example, the Cheltenham - Wayville West (routes 3 and 20) were part of a through service.






The Tramway Museum, St Kilda, north of Adelaide, has a large collection of preserved trams, often used for tourist rides on city streets.





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