A little piece of Bondi Beach has arrived in Auckland and it will soon be making tracks near Western Springs.
Auckland’s Museum of Transport and Technology, Motat, has just received an historic tram from Bondi in Sydney and it should be up and running by the end of the month.
“We’re lucky to get a vehicle like this,” says Motat tramway manager Colin eff.
“Not many are around. A Sydney tram is an interesting addition to the fleet.
“It’s an original Bondi Beach tram. We keep the original destination blinds.”
He says in contrast, Melbourne trams are readily available because the city continually renews its fleet.
The 7 -year-old tram is one of 120 built and is thought to be the first electric Sydney tram in New ealand.
It operated along Circular uay in Sydney in the early 19 0s, with 8 seats and standing room.
Before being restored in the 1980s, the tram was used during the 19 0s for accommodation at a tobacco farm in