Story: Public transport

Electric tram

Electric tram

An electric tram travels along Colombo Street, Christchurch, in the 1920s. By the 1950s tram services had been replaced by buses in every New Zealand city except Wellington.

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Adrian Humphris, 'Public transport - Electric trams', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2024)

Story by Adrian Humphris, published 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 11 Mar 2016