|Above: YouTubeCA Trams/Light Rail in Sydney, Australia 2017 - Length: 9:47 mins.||Above: YouTubeCA Sydney Metro - First Morning of Revenue Service - Length: 19:23 mins.||Above: YouTubeCA Sydney Light Rail OPENING DAY - Circular Quay To Randwick Tram Ride - CBD & South East Light Rail - Length: 42:58 mins.|
INSET: CENTRAL SYDNEY
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LIGHT RAIL (TRAM) ROUTES
|L1||Dulwich Hill Line||Central Station - Exhibition - Pyrmont - Glebe - Rozelle Bay - Lilyfield - Leichhardt - Lewisham - Dulwich Hill|
|L2||Randwick Line||Circular Quay - Central Station - Moore Park - Randwick|
|L3||Kingsford Line||Circular Quay - Central Station - Moore Park - Kingsford|
METRO (RAPID TRANSIT) ROUTE
Operator: Metro Trains Sydney
|MNW||Metro North West Line||Chatswood - Macquarie University - Epping - Bella Vista - Tallawong|
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM
- Light Rail (Tram) lines: ca. 28 km.
- Metro line: 36 km.
- Horse tramways: 23 Dec. 1861 - 31 Dec. 1866. (Also, short-lived systems in 1879, 1894)
- Steam tramways: 30 Sept. 1879 - 1910 (on the private line Parramatta to Redbank Wharf (Duck River) until 1943).
- Cable tramways: 1894 - 14 Jan. 1905.
- Electric tramways (first generation): 9 Nov. 1890 - 20 Apr. 1892; 8 Dec. 1899 - 25 Feb. 1961.
- Electric tramways (second generation): 11 Aug. 1997 - today.
- Monorail: July 1988 - 30 June 2013.
- Metro: 26 May 2019 - today.
- All tramways: 1435 mm.
- MetrO: 1435 mm.
The Sydney Tramway Museum in Loftus, about 30 km south of the city centre, runs old trams along 3.5 km. of track.
- Keenan, D.R. Tramways of Sydney. Sans Souci (N.S.W.): Transit Press, 1979.
- Pulling, N. "Systems Factfile No.126: Sydney, Australia" Tramways & Urban Transit, Apr. 2018 (81: 964), p.142-148.
- Sydney Tramway Museum: Visit souvenir. Sutherland (N.S.W.): South Pacific Electric Railway Co-operative Society, 2004
- Taplin, M. "Trams return to Sydney". In: Light Rail Review 8. London: Light Rail Transit Association, 2008 [p.34-39].
- Dulwich Hill Line
- Light rail in Sydney
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- Farewell Sydney monorail
- Map of Sydney’s Tram Network (in voomMAPS)
- Remember Sydney monorail
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