Trams in Saviso
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|Owner||Government of St Austell|
|Number of lines||28|
|Number of stations||TBD|
|Began operation||17 August 1858 (horsecars)|
20 March 1884 (steam)
2 December 1889 (electric)
5 July 1895 (cable)
|Ended operation||3 April 1898 (horsecars)|
14 December 1915 (steam)
28 November 1916 (cable)
|Saviso Electric Tramways Corporation (1889-1923)|
|Saviso Electric Tramways Authority (1923-1974)|
|Metropolitan Tramways Authority (1974-1998)|
|Savisan Tramways (1998-present)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Electrification||600 V (DC) overhead line|
Trams have operated continuously in Saviso in various forms since 1858, making the Savisan tramway network one of the oldest in the world. The network originally opened with a horse tram line between Asquith Bay and Saviso, with steam trams arriving in 1884, electric trams in 1889, and cable trams in 1895. As the network grew the electric trams gradually replaced the other systems, with the last cable tram operating on 28 November 1916; electric trams have since had the sole operation on Saviso's tracks. Today, trams form a large part of Saviso's identity and feature in tourism and travel advertising.
Saviso's tram routes were initially numbered in the order in which they were opened, which resulted in a confusing route scheme (for example, trams to Meredith could be either routes 9, 22, or 27 - these are now 5, 50, and 16, respectively). The route scheme was overhauled in 1982, when the tramway network was renumbered to group tram lines together based on their destination:
- 1 to the Enfield Peninsula.
- 2 in the city centre and to southern shore suburbs between Signal Bay and Cranks Bay.
- 3 to the Eastern Suburbs, including Pontefract and Sthilldina.
- 4 to Port Saviso, Rosetta, Kendalltown, and Rhodestown.
- 5 to the area between Fearon, Meredith, and Saviso Bradford Airport.
- 6 to Airdrie and southeastern suburbs.
- 7 to Silverwater and southern suburbs.
- 8 to Cowes and western suburbs.
- 9 in North Harbour suburbs.
Night trams were introduced in 2007 as a twelve-month trial, and were put into full operation in 2008. As of March 2017 twelve routes run all-night services on weekends: 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 20, 25, 50, 55, 64, and 70; these are differentiated from normal services by an "N" suffix.
|1||Cockleford - Kilden|| via Strahan, Enfield, Havana Bay, Adelaide Gardens, University, and Wellesley Street|
Also operates as 1N night service at weekends.
|2||Asquith Bay - Pontefract|| via University, Wellesley Street, and Elizabeth Street|
Also operates as 2N night service at weekends.
|3||Pontefract - Port Saviso|| via Kendalltown and St Austell Avenue|
Also operates as 3N night service at weekends.
|4||Port Saviso - Stock Square||via Rhodestown, Limes, St Austell Avenue, and Ventnor Street|
|5||Stock Square - Meredith||via Wellesley Street, Fearon, and Sthilldina|
|6||Brigham - Airdrie|| via University, Wellesley Street, Medbury, and Wayford|
Also operates as 6N night service at weekends.
|7||University - Silverwater||via Wellesley Street and Silverwater Road|
|8||Cowes - Stock Square|| via Cadness, Cunard Bay, Lansdowne, Kendalltown, Aslington, Harborough, and Hepburn Street|
Also operates as 8N night service at weekends.
|9||Arundel - Tobermory|| via Green Hill, Kadetoo, Astley Beach, Sroe, and Coralsea|
Also operates as 9N night service at weekends.
|10||Enfield - Aslington||via Camarama, Cranks Bay, Carrington, Tweed, and Elizabeth Street|
|12||Stock Square - Sussex Cliffs||via University, Wellsford, Cranks Bay, Zynfic, Enfield, Century Hills, Wingate Head, and Gonn Bay|
|15||Domain - Jacksons Bay||via Tweed, Carrington, Harcourt Bay, and Javins Flat|
|16||Enfield - Airdrie||via Favona, Meredith, Sthilldina, Pontefract, Harcourt Bay, Eastlea, and Anchorage|
|20||City Circle|| Free tourist tram encircling the CBD, operates in both directions via Adelaide Quay, Southbank Avenue, Ventnor Street, and St Austell Avenue|
Also operates as 20N night service at weekends.
|23||Aldina Bay - Brigham||via Ross Bay, Durey, and Spencer Street|
|25||Kendalltown - Havana Bay|| via Port Saviso Road, St Austell Avenue, Brigham Road, Ontario Road, and Connaught Road|
Also operates as 25N night service at weekends.
|29||Signal Bay - Stock Square||via Kensington, Kendalltown, Sudbury, Durey, and Harborough|
|34||Harborough - Sthilldina||via Fearon and Sthilldina Roads to Twentieth Avenue|
|35||Limes - Cotherdyne||via St Austell, Pound Road, and Stearns Avenue|
|47||Port Saviso - Silverwater||via Rosetta Road. Designated route 47 as it runs between the hubs of areas 4 (Port Saviso) and 7 (Silverwater).|
|50||Hospital - Meredith|| via Harborough, Hepburn Street, Pontefract, and Beckinsale|
Also operates as 50N night service at weekends.
|55||Southbank - Airport|| via Limes and Silverwater Road|
Also operates as 55N night service at weekends.
|64||Southbank - Point Eceinin|| via Tweed, Saviso Domain (Saviso Cricket Ground), Auchi, Favona, and Wayford|
Also operates as 64N night service at weekends.
|70||Marlborough Street - Silverwater|| via Marlborough Street, Medbury, Rhodestown, Honeycutt, Saviso Bradford Airport, and Fyanstown|
Also operates as 70N night service at weekends; night services terminate at Silverwater.
|77||Southbank - Bannarine Hills||via Rochester Street, Port Saviso Road, Dorset Road, Silverwater Road, and Bannarine Road|
|82||Kings Bay - Stock Square||via Cadness, Waverley, Ledesma, Airport, Silverwater Road, Limes, and Rochester Street|
|86||University - Cowes||via Ledesma, Rosetta Road, Port Saviso Road, St Austell Avenue, and Wellesley Street|
|95||TBC - Stafford Point||via Levene and Tahoce Roads|