Manly Tram Depot
LocationCnr Balgowlah & Pittwater Roads, Manly
Coordinates33°47′13″S 151°16′53″E / 33.7870391°S 151.2813574°E / -33.7870391; 151.2813574
Operator(s)New South Wales Tramways
Closed30 September 1939

Manly Tram Depot was part of the Sydney tram network.


Tram crossing The Spit on a punt
Tram crossing The Spit on a punt

Manly Depot served the isolated Manly lines. It opened in 1903, being rebuilt in 1911 for electric trams. It closed as a tram depot, along with the network on 30 September 1939.[1] The shed continued to be used as a bus depot, and in 1947 the remaining steam tram sheds were demolished, while the electric tram sheds were modified for use as a bus depot and subsequently adapted for commercial use being a car dealership and later retail markets.


The depot had a steel frame with a saw tooth roof covering five roads with the tramcars having to enter the new shed through the old steam tram sheds, which were timber framed and clad in corrugated iron. Design included:[2]


The depot served the isolated Manly lines with services to Harbord, Narrabeen and The Spit.[3][page needed]



  1. ^ Keenan, David (1979). Tramways of Sydney. Sans Souci: Transit Press. p. 18. ISBN 0 909338 02 7.
  2. ^ "Comparative Analysis" (PDF). City of Sydney. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2013.
  3. ^ MacGowan, Ian (1990). The Tramways of New South Wales. Oakleigh: Ian MacGowan. ISBN 0 949600 25 3.