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Sydney-1947 tram map


INSET: DOWNTOWN SYDNEY

Sydney-1947 downtown tram map

ABBREVIATION ON THE MAPS

NRJ Newton Road Junction      

TRAM ROUTES

Operator: Sydney Tramways

Tram routes in Sydney were identified by their termini. The numbers used on the maps and below are strictly for convenience, and were never used by Sydney Tramways itself. Routes ending in A and B (e.g. 12A and 12B) are only distinguished on the maps where they diverge - where they both run, only the number (e.g. 12) is shown.

  1 Circular Quay - Railway Circular Quay - Pitt St. [back: Castlereagh St.] - Central Station
10 Erskine St. City - Watson's Bay Erskine St. - King St. - St Mary's Cathedral - Williams St. - Kings Cross - Double Bay - Rose Bay - Watson's Bay
12A Circular Quay - Bondi Jnctn. - North Bondi Circular Quay - Elizabeth St. - Liverpool St. - Oxford St. - Bondi Jnct. - North Bondi - Bondi Beach
12B Railway - North Bondi Railway Sq. - Central Station - Elizabeth St. - Liverpool St. - Oxford St. - Bondi Jnct. - North Bondi - Bondi Beach
13 Circular Quay - Bellevue - North Bondi Circular Quay - Elizabeth St. - Park St. - Stanley St. - Burton St. - Woollahra - Bellevue Hill - North Bondi - Bondi Beach
14A Circular Quay - Bronte Circular Quay - Elizabeth St. - Liverpool St. - Oxford St. - Bondi Jnct. - Bronte Beach
14B Railway - Bronte Railway Sq. - Central Station - Elizabeth St. - Liverpool St. - Oxford St. - Bondi Jnct. - Bronte Beach
15A Circular Quay - Clovelly Circular Quay - Elizabeth St. - Liverpool St. - Oxford St. - Flinders St. - Anzac Parade - Clovelly Beach
15B Railway - Clovelly Railway Sq. - Central Station - Elizabeth St. - Liverpool St. - Oxford St. - Flinders St. - Anzac Parade - Clovelly Beach
16A Circular Quay - Coogee Circular Quay - Elizabeth St. - Liverpool St. - Oxford St. - Flinders St. - Anzac Parade - Randwick - Coogee Beach
16B Railway - Coogee Railway Sq. - Central Station - Elizabeth St. - Liverpool St. - Oxford St. - Flinders St. - Anzac Parade - Randwick - Coogee Beach
17A Circular Quay - La Perouse Circular Quay - Elizabeth St. - Liverpool St. - Oxford St. - Flinders St. - Anzac Parade - Daceyville Jnct. - Maroubra Jnct. - Malabar - La Perouse
(17B) Railway - Malabar Railway Sq. - Central Station - Elizabeth St. - Liverpool St. - Oxford St. - Flinders St. - Anzac Parade - Daceyville Jnct. - Maroubra Jnct. - Malabar [Peak hours only]
18A Circular Quay - Maroubra Bay Circular Quay - Elizabeth St. - Liverpool St. - Oxford St. - Flinders St. - Anzac Parade - Daceyville Jnct. - Maroubra Jnct. - Maroubra Bay
18B Railway - Maroubra Bay Railway Sq. - Central Station - Elizabeth St. - Liverpool St. - Oxford St. - Flinders St. - Anzac Parade - Daceyville Jnct. - Maroubra Jnct. - Maroubra Bay
19 Bondi Jnct. - Coogey Beach Bondi Jnct. - Randwick - Coogee Beach
20A Circular Quay - West Kensington Circular Quay - Elizabeth St. - Liverpool St. - Oxford St. - Crown St. - West Kensington
(20B) Railway - West Kensington Railway Sq. - Central Station - Elizabeth St. - Liverpool St. - Oxford St. - Crown St. - West Kensington [Peak hours only]
21 Circular Quay - Botany Circular Quay - Pitt St. [back: Castlereagh St.] - Railway Sq. - Botany Rd. - Mascot - Botany
21X Botany - Matraville Botany - Matraville
22 Circular Quay - Alexandria Circular Quay - Pitt St. [back: Castlereagh St.] - Railway Sq. - Alexandria - St Peters
24 Circular Quay - Rosebery Circular Quay - Pitt St. [back: Castlereagh St.] - Elizabeth St. - Zetland - Rosebery
25 Circular Quay - Daceyville Circular Quay - Pitt St. [back: Castlereagh St.] - Railway Sq. - Botany Rd. - Gardeners Rd. - Daceyville Jnct.
26 Newton Rd. Jnct. - Moore Park Newton Rd. Jnct. - Cleveland St. - Anzac Parade - Moore Park
30 Circular Quay - Cook's River Circular Quay - Pitt St. [back: Castlereagh St.] - Railway Sq. - Broadway - King St. - Newtown - St Peters - Tempe - Cook's River
31 Circular Quay - Dulwich Hill Circular Quay - Pitt St. [back: Castlereagh St.] - Railway Sq. - Broadway - King St. - Newtown - Enmore - Marrickville - Dulwich Hill
32 Circular Quay - Canterbury Circular Quay - Pitt St. [back: Castlereagh St.] - Railway Sq. - Broadway - King St. - Newtown - Enmore - Petersham - Dulwich Hill - Canterbury
33 Circular Quay - Earlwood Circular Quay - Pitt St. [back: Castlereagh St.] - Railway Sq. - Broadway - King St. - Newtown - Enmore - Marrickville - Earlwood
34 Cook's River - Dulwich River Cook's River - Tempe - Marrickville - Dulwich Hill
35 Darling St. Wharf - Canterbury Darling St. Wharf - Balmain - Rozelle - Leichhardt - Annadale - Petersham - Dulwich Hill - Canterbury
40 Fort Macquarie - Five Dock Fort Macquarie - Circular Quay - George St. - Railway Sq. - Broadway - Parramatta Rd. - Annandale - Haberfield - Five Dock
41 Fort Macquarie - Abbotsford Fort Macquarie - Circular Quay - George St. - Railway Sq. - Broadway - Parramatta Rd. - Annandale - Haberfield - Five Dock - Abbotsford
42 Fort Macquarie - Leichhardt Fort Macquarie - Circular Quay - George St. - Railway Sq. - Broadway - Parramatta Rd. - Annandale - Leichhardt
43 Fort Macquarie - Lilyfield Fort Macquarie - Circular Quay - George St. - Railway Sq. - Broadway - Lilyfield
44 Fort Macquarie - Birchgrove Fort Macquarie - Circular Quay - George St. - Railway Sq. - Broadway - Forest Lodge - Rozelle - Birchgrove
45 Fort Macquarie - Balmain Fort Macquarie - Circular Quay - George St. - Railway Sq. - Broadway - Forest Lodge - Rozelle - Balmain (Nicholson St.)
46 Fort Macquarie - Glebe Point Fort Macquarie - Circular Quay - George St. - Railway Sq. - Broadway - Glebe Point
47 Fort Macquarie - Drummoyne Fort Macquarie - Circular Quay - George St. - Railway Sq. - Harris St. - Glebe Island Bridge - Rozelle - Drummoyne
48 Fort Macquarie - Ryde Fort Macquarie - Circular Quay - George St. - Railway Sq. - Ultimo Rd. - Harris St. - Glebe Island Bridge - Rozelle - Drummoyne - Huntleys Point - Gladesville - Ryde
(50) Railway - Pyrmont Railway Sq. - Harris St. - Pyrmont [Peak hours only]
51 Millers Point - Glebe Point Millers Point - George St. - Railway Sq. - Broadway - Glebe Point
(52) Railway - Drummoyne Railway Sq. - Broadway - Forest Lodge - Rozelle - Drummoyne [Peak hours only]
(53) Railway - Drummoyne Railway Sq. - Harris St. - Glebe Island Bridge - Rozelle - Balmain (Nicholson St.) [Peak hours only]
60 Wynyard - Lane Cove Wynyard Station - Sydney Harbour Bridge - Noth Sydney Station - Gore Hill - Lane Cove
61 Wynyard - Chatswood Wynyard Station - Sydney Harbour Bridge - Noth Sydney Station - Willoughby - Chatswood
62 Wynyard - Suspension Bridge Wynyard Station - Sydney Harbour Bridge - Noth Sydney Station - Suspension Bridge
63 Wynyard - The Spit Wynyard Station - Sydney Harbour Bridge - Neutral Bay Jnct. - Military Rd. - Spit Rd Jnct. - The Spit
64 Wynyard - Balmoral Wynyard Station - Sydney Harbour Bridge - Neutral Bay Jnct. - Military Rd. - Spit Rd Jnct. - Balmoral Beach
65 Wynyard - Taronga Park Wynyard Station - Sydney Harbour Bridge - Neutral Bay Jnct. - Military Rd. - Spit Rd Jnct. - Taronga Park (Zoo)
70 Military Rd. - Neutral Bay Military Rd. - Neutral Bay
71 Cremorne Wharf - The Spit Cremorne Wharf - Military Rd. - Spit Rd Jnct. - The Spit
72 Cremorne Junction - Mosman Wharf Cremorne Junction - Military Rd. - Spit Rd Jnct. - Mosman Wharf
73 Athol Wharf - Balmoral Athol Wharf - Taronga Park (Zoo) - Balmoral
74 Taronga Zoo - Lane Cove Taronga Park (Zoo) - Spit Rd. Junction - Military Rd. - Neutral Nay Jnct. - Gore Hill - Lane Cove
75 Balmoral - Chatswood Balmoral Beach - Spit Rd. Junction - Military Rd. - Neutral Nay Jnct. - - Willoughby - Chatswood
80 Ashfield - Mortlake Ashfield - Enfield - Burwood - Mortlake
81 Ashfield - Cabarita Ashfield - Enfield - Burwood - Cabarita
90 Rockdale - Brighton-Le-Sands Rockdale - Brighton-Le-Sands


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tram lines: ca. 230 km.


HISTORY

  • 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.

GAUGE

  • All tramways: 1435 mm.

TRAM PRESERVATION

The Sydney Tramway Museum in Loftus, about 30 km south of the city centre, runs old trams along 3.5 km. of track.


SOURCES

PRINT

  • Keenan, D.R. Tramways of Sydney. Sans Souci (N.S.W.): Transit Press, 1979.
  • 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].

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