Mount Gravatt Tramline Terminus

Mount Gravatt Tramline Terminus

Stage Number: MBSH.03.09.07

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Mount Gravatt-Mount Gravatt East

Epoch: Late 20th Century

Street Address: 1391 Logan Rd, Mount Gravatt 

Latitude & Longitude: -27.53769444,153.07869444

Time Link: 1951

Map Link: 1951

Image Time Point: 1951

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The electric tram line was extended to this point in 1951. Before that time, Mount Gravatt had not been very well connected to public transport systems. Local residents had to be taken to the Woolloongabba tram terminus (1887) by horse bus, and Logan Road traffic reduced when the Beenleigh railway opened in 1885. Even an extension of the tram line from Greenslopes to Holland Park in 1926 left Mount Gravatt too far from the terminus. This kind of disconnection helped the Mount Gravatt area to retain a rural aspect for much of the 20th century. The last day of tram operations in Brisbane was 13 April 1969.


Courier-Mail, 17 February 1951; Queensland Places, ‘Mount Gravatt and Mount Gravatt East’ (, sighted 25 July 2017.

Image Citations

Crowd observing the first tram in Mount Gravatt, 1951. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Record number: 299565.

Map References

Qimagery. Greater Brisbane Area 1951. Scale: 1:16,000.