Trams in Sydney – Mini Doc Week 8

The return of trams to George Street.

This week’s short clip about the return of the Light Rail System (aka trams) to Sydney.

George Street is back in order and the new routes between Circular Quay and Central and  Central out to Randwick are up and running as of the end of January 2020. The line going out to the Inner West suburbs has been operating since 1997, although the final extension to Dulwich Hill was not completed until 2014. This line follows the old goods line route.

The last of Sydney’s old trams ran to Kingsford in February 1961. They were closed down as the popularity of cars increased. In hindsight, not a great decision as traffic has become such a huge problem.

Thankfully, the ugly Monorail which operated from 1988 – 2013 has been pulled down.

 

The next step in Sydney’s transport system is the completion of the now under construction  Metro System. If you’re interested in the old-style trams, visit the  Tram Museum in southern Sydney near the Royal National Park.

The footage was filmed in March 2020, on my iPhone and edited using iMovie on my phone. In the voiceover, I mispronounce Circular Quay but I wasn’t going to do it again!!!!

The music is from Purple Planet.

PS: This may well be the last Mini Doc of the Week for a while! As I have said in previous posts the challenge is becoming too much of a challenge and causing me some unexpected anxiety.  It may become Mini doc of the Month with some other things thrown in in the intervening weeks.

 

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