Transport

Wham, bam, goodbye Auckland trams

Brent Melville
Fri, 26 Nov 2021

Wham, bam, goodbye Auckland trams
Tram 466, not pulling its weight, will head to Motat next year. (Image: supplied)
Brent Melville
Fri, 26 Nov 2021
Auckland council will dismantle its 1.5 kilometre dockline tram on its waterfront next year after less than 10 years in operation – making way for upmarket apartments at the premium end of town.  To be fair, the vintage trams, sourced in Melbourne, have scarcely been operational during that time as residential and commercial development took over in Wynyard Quarter.Now, city development agency Eke Panuku has pulled the pin altogether, blaming lack of interest and the cost of operating them.It plans to package up the trams, the depot...

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