THE GS TRAM SITE

BRISBANE

QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

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May 1961




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INSET: CENTRAL BRISBANE

Brisbane-1961 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 map 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: City of Brisbane

06 [During shopping and peak hours: Valley Junction - ] [At other times: Wharf Street - ] Queen Street - Victoria Bridge - South Brisbane Stn. - Stanley/Grey St. - Woolloongabba Jct. - Logan Rd. - Cleveland Rd. - Belmont
07 St. Pauls Terrace (from Brunswick St.) - Wharf St. - Adelaide St. - George St. - Roma St. Stn.
08 St. Pauls Terrace (from Brunswick St.) - Wharf St. - Adelaide St. - Victoria Bridge - South Brisbane Stn.
60 Ascot Doomben - Kingsford Smith Drive - Wickham Street - Queen Street - Victoria Bridge - South Brisbane Stn. - Stanley/Grey St. - Woolloongabba Jct. - Lytton Rd. - Wynnum Rd. - Riding Rd. - Balmoral
70 Ascot Oriel Park - Kingsford Smith Drive - Wickham Street - Queen Street - Victoria Bridge - South Brisbane Stn. - Stanley/Grey St. - Woolloongabba Jct. - Lytton Rd. - Wynnum Rd. - Riding Rd. - Balmoral
71 Clayfield - Sandgate Rd. - Wickham Street - Queen Street - Victoria Bridge - South Brisbane Stn. - Stanley/Grey St. - Ipswich Rd. - Moorooka - Salisbury
72 Chermside - Gympie Rd. - Lutwyche Rd. - Brunswick St. - Adelaide St. - George St. - Roma St. Stn. - Kelvin Grove - Newmarket - Enoggera
73 Kalinga - Lutwyche Rd. - Brunswick St. - Adelaide St. - George St. - Roma St. Stn. - Milton Rd. - Rainworth
74 Stafford - Thistle St. - Lutwyche Rd. - Brunswick St. - Adelaide St. - George St. - Roma St. Stn. - Given Terrace - Latrobe Terrace - Bardon
75 Grange - Maygar St. - Lutwyche Rd. - Brunswick St. - Adelaide St. - George St. - Roma St. Stn. - Milton Rd. - Toowong
76 Bulimba Ferry - Commercial Rd. - Ann St. - Adelaide St. - George St. - Roma St. Stn. - Musgrave Rd. - Waterworks Rd. - Ashgrove
77 New Farm Park - Brunswick St. - Ann Street - Queen Street - Victoria Bridge - South Brisbane Stn. - Hardgrave Rd. - West End
78 New Farm Wharf - Merthyr Rd. - Brunswick St. - Ann Street - Queen Street - Victoria Bridge - South Brisbane Stn. - Gladstone Rd. - Dutton Park
79 [During shopping and peak hours: Valley Junction - ] [At other times: Wharf Street - ] Queen Street - Victoria Bridge - South Brisbane Stn. - Stanley/Grey St. - Woolloongabba Jct. - Logan Rd. - Mt. Gravatt

NB: Various short-turn routes operated with route numbers that were variations of the designation of the full-length route. For example, within route 71 (Clayfield - Salisbury) there was 21 (to Juliette Street), 31 (to Ipswich Road), 41 (to Beaudesert Road), 51 (to Moorooka) and 61 (Oriel Road - Campo Road). None of these short-turn routes are shown on the map or in the route list.



CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tram lines: ca. 70 km.


HISTORY

  • Horse tramways: 10 Aug. 1885 - 1899
  • Electric tramways: 21 June 1897 - 12 Apr. 1969.

GAUGE

  • All tramways: 1435 mm.

TRAM PRESERVATION

The Brisbane Tramway Museum in Ferny Grove, about 10 km northwest of the city centre, operates old trams along 250 m. of demonstration track.


SOURCES

PRINT

  • Clark, H.R. & Keenan, D.R. Brisbane Tramways: The last decade. Sans Souci (N.S.W.): Transit Press, 1977.

WIKIS

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Special thanks to Rodney and Jenny Sales in Brisbane, Queensland, for their help in preparing this page.


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