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Tramway Opens

November 27, 2013 It was a great day for Christchurch with the official opening of the Christchurch Tramway this morning. A delightful event was held in Cathedral Junction in which Mayor Lianne Dalziel cut the yellow ribbon. The Wizard of New Zealand cast, hopefully, kindly spells and set off some fireworks. Then the trams were… Read More

I Was Thinking…

  … if  I was a visitor to Christchurch what would I want to do? My wish list quickly assembles: • Hear about the effects of the earthquakes. • Visit the Botanic Gardens one hears so much about. The venue attracts 1,000,000 visitors annually. • Have some sort of boating experience on the river. • View Christchurch,… Read More

Trams Boost Morale and Business – Says New Regent Street Ambassador

What a great time we are all having again in our beautiful New Regent street.  Over the weekend the Street was so very busy with many familiar faces of returning local visitors.  Tourists from everywhere and the bus depot travellers as well all contributed to a very successful weekend. Everyone just loved the Trams being back… Read More

Day One

Word had got out and they were eagerly waiting in Cathedral Junction to see the trams towed out ready to resume public services, the first since the devastating earthquake forced the tramway closure on February 22, 2011. November 21, 2013 turned out to be a significant day for our Christchurch Tramway.  The newly-restored Birney No… Read More

Red Letter Day For A Red Tram

Thursday November 14, 2013 Spanking No. 11 ventures into New Regent Street for the first time in almost three years – or 1000 days as our MD Michael Esposito says. The occasion is recording an item for that evening’s  TV-3 Campbell Live. Motorman Ken Henderson is already on first- name terms with camerman JB and … Read More