The phrase: “Everything old is new again” came to mind when a reminder from the past was recently uncovered at Moore Park. We tracked down the story.
Recent underground works in Moore Park had a welcome find…
But, what is it?
Tracks. Tram tracks, to be more precise.
These are old sections of the extensive tram system that used to run down Moore Park, and service the Royal Easter Show and adjacent sports grounds.
You may not realise…
Many people may not realise that Sydney had one of the largest tram networks in the world – in fact, only London had a larger network in all the Commonwealth countries!
City and eastern network
While we look forward to the introduction of a light rail system in the city and south-east over the next five years, here is a map of what the tram network in the city and eastern suburbs looked like in its heyday…
Don’t just read about it, see it!
This great Seven News Flashback segment gives a sense of the tram network across Sydney:
Everything old is new again?
Love stories – here’s two ways you can learn more stories about Centennial Park:
- Download our free Centennial Park History Walk app
- Buy the official book, Centennial Park – A History
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