Front of an Auckland 1930s-type electric tram No. 235, with 'Onehunga via Town Hall' in the destination window. Drawing by Leyton Chan.

The Epsom Tramline

FreeAccessibleFamily activitiesCentral Auckland

Monday 2 October - Saturday 14 October
See details section for event times.


Humble Villager, India Gate and Stirling’s Garden Centre

Manukau Road, Epsom

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Contact Sally

021 599 191



The event will retrace key stops on the world's first coast-to-coast tramline, which ran through Epsom to Manukau Harbour.

Events including capsule photo and memorabilia exhibitions will take place at three of the old tram stops:

  • Greenwoods Corner
  • Greenlane
  • Ranfurly Road.

Humble Villager Café, 256 Manukau Road, 9.30am-3.30pm

Tramline morning tea on Monday 9 October. Come in for a deliciously nostalgic morning tea themed to complement the cafe's historic tram photos, along with images used by permission from the collection of Ian Stewart. The price is $7.50 and no bookings required. The photo exhibition will be held throughout the festival from 9.30am-3.30pm.

Vinny The Tailor, Level 1, 241 Manukau Road, 2.30pm-7.30pm

Tuesday 3 October, Bespoke Vintage Uniforms, drop in between 2.30pm-7.30pm. Visit the workshop of Epsom's well-known Vinny the Tailor to learn about bespoke tailoring and see the story of the uniforms MOTAT tram conductors still wear today. MOTAT commissioned Vinny and his team to re-create the authentic vintage uniform of the Auckland Transport Board (established 1928 ). The exhibition continues until Thursday 5 October.

India Gate Restaurant, 380 Manukau Road, 11.30am-3.30pm

India Gate dinner at the Old Epsom Tram Barn from 6pm-9pm on Monday 9 October. Arrive to drinks and view of India Gate's collection of Tram Barn photographs and take a short tour of one of Auckland's most notable transport sites accompanied by tramway heritage experts and other local interest groups. Then sit down to authentic Mughlai cuisine and while dining hear about the WWI heritage of the original India Gate monument. This special event is for one night only and costs $35 per perspon. Bookings are essential ph 631 0047 India Gate or email.

Stirling’s Garden Centre, 600 Manukau Road, 10.30am-3.30pm

A photo display of Greenwoods Corner's unique tram stop and the 'TIMO' table created from a ship's cargo hatch.

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