In 1993 the Society were asked by the City Council to supply Cars for the Tourist Tramway Loop in the centre of Christchurch. The Heritage Tramways Trust was set up to undertake the professional restoration of five vehicles to be leased to the City Council then on to the Tourist Tramway Operator – currently Christchurch Tramways Limited.
This has allowed greater progress to be made on restoration of the barn full of former holiday cottages and sheds acquired over the years.
The Dunedin Heritage Light Rail Trust was formed with the aim of reinstating the Mornington cable car line. Currently (2018) four trustees serve, and they have the responsibility of planning the detail of how the service may be re-established, and of seeking the necessary funding.
The High Street Cable Car Society is a body formed to enable enthusiasts to support the project, and is open to public membership. An AGM is held in the latter part of the year.