19 Nov 2017

Alan Curtis: MOTAT's forever tram driver

From Sunday Morning, 7:43 am on 19 November 2017

December 2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of the iconic tramway at Auckland's Museum of Transport and Technology. The trams are a reminder of the times when Auckland City, and other cities around the country, boasted an impressive public transport system using electric trams.  In Auckland they ran from 1902 to 1956. Alan Curtis began volunteering as a tram driver at MOTAT in 1963 and still drive trams there once a month.  On Sunday November 19 Motat is holding a special day celebrating 50 years of trams at the museum. It's called Live Day and part of it will be to recruit volunteers to learn to be tram drivers or conductors.