Tramway Museum Tour to Reminisce Chermside and Other Northside Tram Routes

Chermside tram terminus
Photo credit: brisbanetramwaymuseum.org

History buffs are in for a treat as the Brisbane Tramway Museum commemorates the closure of the Adelaide Street Tram with a bus tour of tram routes including the Chermside Tram Route.

It will be a nostalgic day on Sunday 2 December 2018, when Leyland Panther buses from Queensland Omnibus & Coach Society (QOCS) travel along some of the old tram routes in Brisbane’s northside.

This year marks the 50th year since the last tram service was completely terminated to make way for bus services.

Brisbane tram
Photo credit: brisbanetramwaymuseum.org

Event Details:

What: Brisbane Tramway Bus Tour
When: Sunday, 2 December 2018
12:15 p.m. departure
Where: Buses depart from Brisbane Police HQ, 200 Roma Street, Brisbane
Fare: $45 per person

The buses will travel along the Rainworth, Bardon, Chermside, Stafford, Grange and the Enoggera tram routes. Throughout the tour, a Tram Museum member will point passengers to interesting spots with historical significance.

Brisbane Tram
Double-deck horse tram on Queen St during the 1893 flood. (Photo credit: brisbanetramwaymuseum.org)

Local Resources

Once the tour bus arrives at the Old Enoggera tram terminus, the bus will continue on to the Brisbane Tramway Museum for some afternoon tea and a tour of the museum. There will also be free tram rides up to 4:50 p.m. before the bus heads back to Roma Street Transit Centre at 5:00 p.m.

Last day of booking will be at 11:00 p.m. 28 November 2018.

Find out more about this nostalgic tour of the old tram at brisbanetramwaymuseum.org.