Belmont Tramway

Belmont Tramway

Stage Number: MBSH.03.05.03

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Norman Park-Seven-Hills-Camp Hill

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 100 Oateson Skyline Drive, Seven Hills

Latitude & Longitude: -27.48213889,153.07405556

Time Link: 1912

Map Link: 1912

Image Time Point: 1912

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A suburban steam tram line operated by the Belmont Shire Council ran through Seven Hills, following the approximate modern route of Oateson Skyline Drive and Ferguson Road, through a station near Aventine Hill, and on to the Norman Park railway station, where passengers could connect with the railway network. It closed in 1926, the same year that the Lytton Road tram line was extended from Norman Bridge across to Wynnum Road. This was also the time that the Belmont Shire was amalgamated into the recently-formed Greater Brisbane. Note: The location of the Seven Hills station is marked here.


C.C. Singleton, The Belmont Shire Council’s Railway, Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin No.258, April 1959.

Image Citations

Official Opening of the Mayfield Road waiting shed on the Belmont Tramway, ca. 1915. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Record number: 50628.

Map References

MLMS. 2 mile AG1 series 1906–1915—Moreton district. 2 Mile to the inch. Moreton 2 Mile map AG1 series sheet 1. AG1