to the Sydney Vintage Tramway Festival

Sunday 23 February 2020

Each year, the Sydney Tramway Museum marks the anniversary of the closure of Sydney's original tramway system with a gala day held on the Sunday closest to February 25.  


This year, we will be taking our 1937 Leyland TD4 / Waddingtons double decker to Loftus. This wonderfully restored vehicle shows off the glory days of the NSW Department of Road Transport & Tramways, and ran alongside the trams for 24 years. It is resplendent in the red and cream livery of the 1930s DRTT, a pleasing contrast to the green and cream of the trams of the day.


We will start out from Leichhardt 9:30am, picking up at Central Station (Railway Square, Lee St before Stand K) at 9.50am. The bus will then proceed directly to the Tramway Museum with an anticipated arrival of 10.50am. 


There, the Sydney Tramway Museum will be operating a varied array of trams from Sydney's transport history.

Pack a picnic lunch to have in the pleasant surrounds of the Railway Square Waiting Shed before boarding the waiting double decker for a return jaunt back up the Princes Highway to Central Station and the Bus Museum at Leichhardt, setting down at Sydenham (Pacific Hwy and St Peters Station upon request. Departure from Loftus will be at 2:30pm, with an expected arrival at Central of 3.30pm and Leichhardt by 4:00pm. 


Bookings are essential.


The Sydney Bus Museum will not be open on this day. 

Double decker bus travel to & from Loftus and admission to the Sydney Tramway Museum including unlimited tram rides are included in your ticket:


Adults: $30.00
Children (4-16): $15.00. Children under 4 free. 
Concession: $15.00 

Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): $75.00


Times are approximate and will be confirmed closer to the event:

Bus departs Sydney Bus Museum, Leichhardt: 9:30am

Bus departs Railway Square, Lee St, Stand K: 9:50am

Bus arrives Sydney Tramway Museum: approx 10:50am

Bus departs Sydney Tramway Museum: 2:30pm

Bus sets down at Central Station: approx 3.30pm

Bus returns to Sydney Bus Museum, Leichhardt: approx 4pm. 

© 2020 Sydney Bus & Truck Museum Limited


Images courtesy:
David Wilson, Liam Brundle, Greg Travers, John Ward, Steve Burrows, Dean Jones