Trams of Australia

Sydney's tram system

Sydney, which once had Australia's largest tram system, lost it completely. But in August/September 1997, a new light rail service, from Central Station to Ultimo and Darling Harbour, has commenced operations. It is operated by low floor articulated trams based on the ASEA-Brown Boveri Variotram design. For more information, have a look at the good collection of Sydney Light Rail pictures, by Matthew Geier.

There are also plans to extend this new service into the city proper, with tracks along Pitt and/or Castlereigh Streets. Sydney will then truly rejoin the world's civilised cities!

[16] Thanks to Ian Stevens and the Sydney Tramway Museum for these pictures.