Auckland is bringing back trams to its heritage quarter after an absence of more than half a century.
The proposed tram stops will be integrated with future bus stops.
The city’s original trams ran from 1902 to 1956. Their removal in 1956 has now been described as a “terrible mistake”. See this report in the Auckland Trains website.
The heritage network could be the first step towards a larger modern light rail network if required. Christchurch has already embraced heritage trams and is now extending its network, as reported on the Tram Christchurch website.
If Auckland can do it, why not Penang, asks retired tram engineer Ric Francis.
Ric is also proposing an LRT system from Penang Airport to George Town.