Hi folks. Complete the Papers Past survey to let us know what you’d like added over the next few years. ×
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.





Two tramway stopping places on outward routes from the city, those in Wellesley Street East at Princes Street and in Wellesley Street West at Albert Street, are to be eliminated in the interests of power conservation.

A report from the works committee that it had decided to eliminate these stops, but to retain the Upper Queen Street stop at the Y.W.C.A., was received>at a meeting of the Auckland Transport BoaSi this morning.

The engineer and manager, Me~a; E. Ford, stated that the Upper Queen Street stop had a grade of one in ULB, Wellesley Street West one in 143&. and' Wellesley Street East one m 11.52. To start a loaded tram on. a one in 11 grade required a current of from 470 to 500 amperes, as against about 280 amperes for steady running on such* a grade. In view of the present power shortage, and the overloaded condition of feeder cables during traffic peaks, he recommended the three stops be eliminated.

The Y.W.C.A. and the Auckland Kindergarten Association submitted objections to the removal of the Myers Park stop.

At this morning's meeting of the board the chairman, Mr. W H Nagle, said that the elimination of the two Wellesley Street stops would be given a trial.

In answer-to Mr. A. A. Bodley he said the question of taking some of the lamps out of the tramcars had been considered, but the plan was not as easy to put into effect as it looked. Such a move would mean a reversion practically to black-out conditions, and public safety was involved.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item


Bibliographic details

TWO ELIMINATED, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 166, 16 July 1945

Word Count

TWO ELIMINATED Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 166, 16 July 1945

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.