It appears the Tram Fairy has granted your wish, H-Class tram to return to the Glenelg to Adelaide tramline.
Adelaide Now: H-Class tram to return to the Glenelg to Adelaide tramline
Presumably your 24th should be the 25th. I will be in town for the SA Convention on the 31st - hopefully the early August trips will go so well that the trial will be extended at least another week. It would be pleasant to ride down to the Bay in an H class again - even without the trolley wheel!
You can always ride a H class with a trolley wheel out at the AEM at St Kilda
The return of a heritage red rattler tram attracted hundreds to Glenelg, boosting Jetty Rd trade
HUNDREDS TURNED OUT FOR THE the return of a heritage "red rattler" tram service at Glenelg ON Sunday, boosting weekend trade at the Jetty Rd precinct.
A 1929 H-Class tram ran the Glenelg to Hindmarsh route as part of a State Government trial to gauge its popularity.
The tram will leave each Sunday throughout August from Glenelg at 11am and 1pm, and from the Adelaide Entertainment Centre at noon and 2pm.
The tram's first run attracted 75 passengers, mostly young families and tram and heritage enthusiasts.
Jetty Road development manager Linda Johnson said it was brilliant to see hundreds turn out to ride the tram.
"It would be great to have it year-round so we could keep up that kind interest,'' she said.
"There is a lot of nostalgia associated with the tram, so we are confident people will take a trip down memory lane and use the service, and then spend some time in the precinct."
Mamma Carmela Café owner Rosemarie Basheer labelled the move as a "great tourist drawcard".
"I expect lots of people are going to be interested in coming down here to take a trip, who might not otherwise have done so," Mrs Basheer said in the lead-up to the tram's return.
"Hopefully they will spend some time at the Bay and on Jetty Rd and come and eat and drink, or shop.
"Winter is quiet, so the return of the tram will help boost trade during this traditionally quieter period.
"If people come in droves, we might have to consider putting on extra staff."
A spokesman for Transport Services Minister Chloe Fox said if the trial was successful, the tram could continue beyond August.
He said the tram's first outing would be monitored to determine how to best cater to demand.
"Each trip will be one-way only and there will only be four trips each day," he said.
"Passengers will be able to take the regular tram service back to their destination or reboard on a later heritage tram service.
"If the tram is at capacity, it will run a 'set down only' service, which means it will only stop at stations where people wish to alight.
"However, if there is capacity for additional passengers, the tram will stop at all stations," he said.
The spokesman said the tram had seating for 64 people and standing room for a maximum of 30, but numbers would be limited to 75 "to allow people to better enjoy the journey".
The trip was expected to take about one hour.