International - Sydney Australia

Jul. 28, 2019

theguardian.com

Jul. 28, 2019

... now the site of the Sydney Opera House, in 1956 - Photograph: State Library of NSW

Jul. 28, 2019
theguardian.com


The city’s original tram network, once one of the largest in the world, was closed between 1955 and 1961. Contemporary pictures show how different the city’s streetscape might have looked today, but for the ruthless decision to prioritise motor transport

Erased from history: how Sydney destroyed its tram network

Main image: A tram at Watsons Bay in 1960. Photograph: Peter Sage/Lindsay Bridge Collection
Sat 27 Jul 2019 23.00 BST

May. 26, 2019

The New South Wales premier, Gladys Berejiklian, and the transport minister, Andrew Constance, at the official opening of Sydney’s new driverless northwest Metro - Photograph: Joel Carrett/AAP