Following a shut down in early June, the Wellington Tramway Museum, operators of the popular Kāpiti Coast Electric Tramway at Queen Elizabeth Park, are pleased to advise that they are “Back in Business”.
The electric overhead wires that the trams use have been upgraded to the latest standards.
Museum President Steve Porter reports that in addition to the installation of new contact wire, the upgrade included the installation of several new wooden poles and the manufacture and installation of many support brackets to hold the overhead in position.
This upgrade will ensure that the trams will be able to operate on the almost 2 kilometre line in Queen Elizabeth Park from the MacKay’s Crossing Entrance to the Beach for many years to come.
The Wellington Tramway Museum is open every weekend and Public Holiday between 11am and 4.30pm, with the last tram leaving for the beach at 4pm. In addition trams run during most School Holidays and daily over the Christmas / January period.