See Adelaide by Tram
July 31, 2018
Ding ding! Coming or going, you’ll see them trundling down Jetty Road – although they don’t rattle as much as they used to! Melbourne might be famous for their trams, but Adelaide has the fabulous City to Glenelg tramline.
The heritage listed H-Class trams made the maiden voyage in December 1929. In 2006 the affectionately nicknamed “red rattlers” (pictured below) were decommissioned and replaced by much newer and – thankfully - more comfortable models. These swift new trams make the journey from Glenelg to the city in about 30 minutes.
Moseley Square is the end of the line in Glenelg, and the middle of all the action. During summer kids play in the fountains, families eat fish and chips under the big palm trees. Seawall Apartments is located just 500m from the Moseley Square stop, so it is easy and convenient to get around Adelaide even if you don’t have a car!
Get off at Stop 3 to visit the Adelaide Showgrounds for very popular Sunday Farmers Market. Or follow the route through town and hop off at Rundle Mall for all your retail therapy needs. Once you’re in town, you can hop on and off as needed. Continue on to The Entertainment Centre to see one of your favourite touring bands play Adelaide. Don’t forget to jump off at the Victoria Square spot and pick up some tasty treats from the Central Markets before you head home!
Trams operate frequently from about 6am seven days a week.
Tickets for the Glenelg to City tram can be purchased from the onboard ticket machine, or re-chargeable Metrocards from newsagencies and Adelaide Metro outlets.