THE GS TRAM SITE

SYDNEY

NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA

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1 Jan. 1958




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INSET: DOWNTOWN SYDNEY

Sydney-1958 downtown tram map

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.

10 Queen St. - Watson's Bay Queen Sq. - 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 - Woollahra Circular Quay - Elizabeth St. - Park St. - Stanley St. - Burton St. - Woollahra (Ocean St.)
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
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. - Cleveland 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 - La Perouse Railway Sq. - Central Station - Elizabeth St. - Cleveland St. - Anzac Parade - Daceyville Jnct. - Maroubra Jnct. - Malabar- La Perouse [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. - Cleveland St. - Anzac Parade - Daceyville Jnct. - Maroubra Jnct. - Maroubra Bay
(20) Railway - West Kensington Railway Sq. - Central Station - Elizabeth St. - Cleveland St. - Crown St. - West Kensington [Peak hours only]
21 Circular Quay - Botany Circular Quay - Elizabeth St. - Central Station - Railway Sq. - Botany Rd. - Mascot - Botany (Chelmsford Ave.)
22 Circular Quay - Alexandria Circular Quay - Elizabeth St. - Central Station - Railway Sq. - Alexandria - St Peters
(40) Fort Macquarie - Haberfield Fort Macquarie - Circular Quay - George St. - Railway Sq. - Broadway - Parramatta Rd. - Annandale - Haberfield [Peak hours only]
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
45 Fort Macquarie - Balmain Fort Macquarie - Circular Quay - George St. - Railway Sq. - Broadway - Forest Lodge - Rozelle - Balmain (Town Hall)
46 Fort Macquarie - Glebe Point Fort Macquarie - Circular Quay - George St. - Railway Sq. - Broadway - Glebe Point
51 Millers Point - Glebe Point Millers Point - George St. - Railway Sq. - Broadway - Glebe Point
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
63 Wynyard - The Spit Wynyard Station - Sydney Harbour Bridge - Neutral Bay Jnct. - Military Rd. - Spit Rd Jnct. - The Spit
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


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tram lines: ? 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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