Wednesday, December 3, 2008

ABC Wednesday - T for Trams

This is a tram travelling along King William Street in the City.

In the past Adelaide had an extensive tram network, but only the City to Glenelg line was retained and it terminated in the centre of the city in Victoria Square. Last year the line was extended along King William Street and along North Terrace, past the Railway Station.

So we have gone the full circle; here we have horse drawn trams travelling along King William Street in the 1900's.

It is now planned to extend the tram network next year another 2.8 km north-west of the City to the Entertainment Centre.

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9 comments:

photowannabe said...

Love the now and then shots. Nice to have your public transportation being constructed more.

Tash said...

Your before & after is just grand! It's amazing how well some of the buildings have fared - 100+ years can be pretty rough. Nice trams. Are they fun to ride?

Gordon said...

Tash - our new trams are certainly more comfortable than the old ones, but fortunately they still run the old ones for tourist value. Yes, I take the tram occasionally for the 'fun' of it.

Miss_Yves said...

A clever "twin set "of photos !
In France, many towns have choosen trams to avoid the problems of traffic and energy.

antigoni said...

Excellent post!

babooshka said...

A lot of cities are opting to bring back trams. Great way to get a round a city. We were in Nice when they were doing the tramway there and now it's a dream.

RuneE said...

That is the way to go. Excellent combination of old and new pictures. And , BTW - they are reintroducing trams here too.

Donna said...

I love this picture Gordon!! And the old shot! Wonderful!hughugs

Bear Naked said...

Those new TRAMS look TERRIFIC.
Probably much more comfortable than the old horse drawn TRAMS also.

Bear((( )))