Ipswich Road Tram Depot

Stage Number: MBSH.02.01.21

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Dutton Park-South Woolloongabba-Buranda

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba

Latitude & Longitude: -27.50047222,153.03566667

Time Link: 1927

Map Link: 1929

Image Time Point: 1929

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The Ipswich Road Tram Depot opened in 1927. By the time the construction had been completed the ownership of the tramway system had passed ownership from the Brisbane Tramway Trust to the Brisbane City Council. A bus depot was added in 1949. The 1962 Paddington fire made the Ipswich Road site the main depot point for Brisbane trams. The depot closed, along with the whole of the Brisbane tram service in April 1969.


Kowald, Margaret. with Val Donovan, Ruth Kerr, Kay Cohen, Lyndsay Smith, and Jean Stewart. Lost Brisbane and Surrounding Areas: The Later Years. Volume 2. RHSQ. 2016 page 120

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QSA. QSA Series 1690 Civic Survey of the City of Brisbane – AIAG2 Series. 4 chains to the inch. City of Brisbane, civic survey maps. Sheet 5, 4 chains to an inch. Parish of North Brisbane. 618930