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South Perth Ferry Tram

Ferry Tram

Experience a glimpse of life in years gone by at the South Perth Ferry Tram. Jump on board the original tram that rattled along Mends Street in 1922, transporting excited passengers to and from the ferry at Mends Street Jetty. Children will love standing at the driver’s controls, where they can have a go at turning the brakes and ringing the bell. There’s also plenty of historical information and displays to discover at Heritage House next door.

The 120 year old Ferry Tram was lovingly restored by Perth Electric Tramways Society, City of South Perth Historical Society and City of South Perth before returning home to Windsor Park, close to the original tram line.

The South Perth and Como tram lines were extremely popular from 1922, particularly on weekends when extra cars were required to service thousands of visitors who flocked to South Perth to visit the zoo and Como Beach. The Ferry Tram operated until 1950, when it was replaced by a bus service.

A visit to this important part of South Perth’s history is a must for those interested in seeing how transport has changed throughout the ages. The Ferry Tram can be viewed anytime and is open to jump on board on Fridays between 10am and 4pm and weekends between 1pm and 4pm.