Story: Canterbury region

Tourist tram, 2006

Tourist tram, 2006

Christchurch had the most extensive tram system in New Zealand, but it became uneconomic to operate and trams were replaced with diesel buses by the mid-1950s. Some historic trams have been restored as tourist attractions, and run on an inner-city circuit. 

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury region - Christchurch', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 August 2022)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015