THE MORNINGTON CABLE CAR

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND

Progress

Reinstatement is planned to follow 4 stages. The first, practically completed, is the building of a temporary Display Shed at Mornington, at which three original cars (two grip cars and one trailer) are being stored.

The second stage is the erection of a permanent Cable Car Building on the same site, which will house up to six cars, the cable driving equipment, a museum, and public facilities.

The third stage will be the installation of tracks and cabling from the Exchange to Mornington, following almost exactly the original route up High Street and alongside Eglinton Road. The fourth stage will be the commissioning of the service.

Newsletters have been produced from time to time in the 2010s, and these document progress in pursuance of the project:

2012Aug 2012.pdf
2015 Aug 2015.pdf, Oct. 2015.pdf
2016April 2016, October 2016, December 2016.pdf
2017 April 2017
2018 January 2018, April 2018, July 2018


Newspaper reports

The arrival in Dunedin of two original cars from their storage and restoration at the Tramway Historical Society at Ferrymead, Christchurch, is reported in these articles, which include videos, from the Otago Daily Times of June 8 and 9 2018:
www.odt.co.nz/news/the-south-today/cable-cars-arrive-mornington
www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/cable-car-arrives-mornington
www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/mornington-cable-car-arrives-spirits-rise

Other reports have appeared in the O.D.T. over the years, including these:

26 Nov 2009  www.odt.co.nz/opinion/editorial/cable-cars-again
13 Sept 2010  www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/cable-cars-plan-popular
30 Aug 2011  www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/support-sought-cable-car
23 Dec 2011 www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/cable-car-plans-shared
3 May 2012  www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/responses-support-cable-car
13 Feb 2013  www.odt.co.nz/opinion/cable-car-project-has-popular-aims
29 Jul 2013  www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/us-support-city-cable-car-bid
2 Jul 2014  www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/restored-dunedin-cable-car-wins-award
13 June 2015  www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/cable-car-society-enthusiastic
28 Jun 2016  www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/cable-car-museum-approved
31 Oct 2016  www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/trust-sets-target-cable-car-project
18 Jul 2018  www.odt.co.nz/opinion/tourist-potential-restored-cable-car-system
4 Sept 2018 www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/concept-plan-stage-two-cable-car-building-released

Updates of progress will be reported here, and documented in detail in future newsletters