Tram 361 was decommissioned in 2006 and since 2012 has been located in Wigley Reserve, Glenelg. A condition assessment determined that it was not viable to keep the tram in its current location due to exposure to coastal weather conditions and unsustainable maintenance programs.
Therefore, Tram 361 was offered to the public via an Expression of Interest (EOI) process in late 2022, providing opportunities for the community to preserve the heritage value of the tram, optimise its tourism potential, and achieve community benefits through its reuse. To guide the EOI process, key principles were:
- To celebrate and recognise the iconic history of the tram
- To enable long term preservation of Tram 361
- Achieve community benefit through repurposing
Council has now assessed all submissions and has found a new home for Tram 361. The tram will be relocated to Mist on Bridgewater in the Adelaide Hills in late April 2023.
Click 'Follow' on this page for updates on the restoration project and details on how you can still visit Tram 361.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Why is the tram being removed?
- What is happening to Tram 361, where is it going?
- When will the tram be removed from Wigley Reserve?
- Will the public be able to access the tram in the future?
- What will happen to the Tram Side Kiosk?
- Who is paying for the removal, relocation & restoration?
- What is happening with the former Buffalo site?