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Portland Cable Trams numbers up – more friends members join

26th February

Portland Cable Trams experienced a surge in passenger numbers this week with the arrival of two P&O cruise ships at Portland. Each cruise ship carries over 1800 passengers, who are all potential cable trams customers.

335 people took a ride on the tram yesterday alone and Portland Cable Trams Manager, Joy Hocken, said they were expecting today’s numbers to be just as big.

“All of our active volunteers have been enlisted for these cruise ship visits to ensure we can meet the demand,” she said.

“We have been working closely with Glenelg Shire Council and Portland Visitor Information Centre, and the support we’ve received from both has been fantastic.”

Cruise Ship_Portland

“It was such a great day and all our cruise ship passengers enjoyed their ride on the tram and visit to the museum.”

A ride on the cable tram has been promoted as part of P&O’s Panoramic Portland shore tour for cruise ship passengers and, said many more people wandered off the ships and jumped on board the tram.

“There was a fantastic buzz around town and it was great to see all the local businesses come together to ensure we showcase Portland at its best.”

The Portland Cable Tram offered passengers a 7.4km trip along Portland’s spectacular foreshore, travelling past many of the city’s tourist attractions including the Maritime Discovery Centre, the Powerhouse Museum and the Botanic Gardens.

The Portland Cable Tram Depot and Museum also offers historical displays, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest gemstone collection and a café and gift shop.


Media enquiries and photo opportunities:

Joy Hocken
Portland Cable Trams Manager
Phone – 03 5523 2831
Email –