Trams in Brisbane Queensland 1930

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Where: Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

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When: 01 January 1930

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Location: Brisbane, Queensland.

Description: Tram conductors in full uniform driving tram number 33, followed by another tram.

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    vesna0103

    • 29/Mar/2022 00:46:08

    Some interesting info from the history: " Owing to the increasing costs, fewer working hours, etc., on August 1, 1926, the Council found it necessary to increase the minimum cash fare from 1d. to 2d., but this covered either one or two sections, as had been proposed by the Brisbane Tramways Co. Ltd. The journey is covered by the 3d. the fare was limited to ap- proximately four miles, with an extra charge for greater distances. The growth of traffic and economi-cal working made it possible to make several reductions in charges later, notably the following: February 20, 1928 – City concession tickets were intro-duced at the rate of 12 for 1/-, and on May 31, 1931, these were extended to cover one section on any part of the system. December 11, 1933 – Weekly tickets were introduced for 12 rides to and from the city in one week at a reduction of 25 percent. Family tickets for Sundays and holidays, tourist tickets, evening excursion tickets, and other concessions have been inaugurated from time to time and all proved popular. The average fare per passenger has been reduced from 2.45d. in 1930 to 2.18d. in 1941-2, notwithstanding the extension of so many lines and a heavier issue of the higher-priced tickets. In the same period, the ave- rage fare per mile has fallen from 0.9561 to 0.8159 pence." Source: www.qocs.org.au/brisbane-tramways-their-history-and-devel...