Auckland Waterfront Trams Start Rolling


After 50-odd years, the trams have returned to Auckland’s streets.

The new Auckland waterfront tams are out today as the tracks and wire infrastructure get tested and the  drivers get trained.

On Saturday, you’ll be able to ride them as part of the open day to celebrate the official opening of Wynyard Quarter.

More about the trams




  1. Draco T Bastard says:

    Going to be interesting to see how popular these are.

  2. Sam says:

    Hi Jon, you’ve put ’5-odd’ instead of ’50-odd’….


  3. KarlHansen says:

    Nerd fact: Technically, we already have trams on public streets (there’s a crossing over Motions Road).

  4. DanC says:

    So good to see this! I think Wynyard Quarter will be a destination in itself with the various “personalities” it will have.

  5. Ian says:

    Why do we get a old tram?
    What wrong with getting a new modern tram to fit in with the modern development around the Wynyard Quarter?

  6. AO says:

    mean looking container kiosk in the background, those designers must have some mad talent

  7. Luke says:

    @Ian the council plan was to lease a modern tram from Japan for a short term to show off the benefits.
    However the earthquake/tsunami put an end to this.

    new trams cost about $3.5 million each, this is for a 45 metre long vehicle though.

  8. Carl says:

    @ Luke, WOW that link to that site is awesome, how’d you find out about that?

    so fantastic reading on there.

  9. Carl says:

    @ Jon, did any of the stops have shelters yet? be interesting to see if they do and would they also go with an old look?

    I really like the signage on the trams.


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