November 27, 2013
It was a great day for Christchurch with the official opening of the Christchurch Tramway this morning. A delightful event was held in Cathedral Junction in which Mayor Lianne Dalziel cut the yellow ribbon. The Wizard of New Zealand cast, hopefully, kindly spells and set off some fireworks. Then the trams were loaded with VIP guests to take them on a trip through the city. It could not have been a better event.
The mayor was photographed at the controls of the Birney No. 15 and the Boxcar No.11. She looked the natural trammie. No doubt her motor-biking skills were rubbing off.
Despite a grey, drizzly day the trams continued to be popular. Already they are boosting Christchurch’s economy, promising brighter days ahead for struggling Christchurch.