Balmoral Tram Terminus

Balmoral Tram Terminus

Stage Number: MBSH.03.03.16

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Bulimba-Balmoral-Hawthorne-Morningside

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 369 Riding Road, Balmoral

Latitude & Longitude: -27.45213889,153.06272222

Time Link: 1935

Map Link: 1936

Image Time Point: 1936

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Early suburban development in Balmoral was restricted due to the relative difficulty of obtaining transport. There was originally no tram service to the Bulimba/Balmoral area, although Bulimba was serviced by a river ferry. This changed in 1925 when a tramline from the city was extended from the Norman Creek bridge along Wynnum and Riding Roads to Barton Road, and later to Oxford Street/Riding Road in November 1935. Not only did this greatly stimulate residential settlement in the local area, the naming of this tram terminus as ‘Balmoral’ was another step in the eventual naming of the eponymous suburb. The last tram trip in Brisbane ran from Balmoral to Ascot on 13 April 1969.


Daily Standard, 10 February 1927, 14 November 1935; Luke Keogh and Peter Spearritt, Queensland Historical Atlas, ‘Where Did the Trams Go?’ (, sighted 13 July 2017.

Image Citations

Passengers Boarding Balmoral Tram in Adelaide Street, c.1962. Brisbane City Council. Brisbane Images. BCC-B54-19321.

Map References

Qimagery. Brisbane 1936. Scale: 1:11,000.