Aberdeen Suburban Tramways

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Aberdeen Suburban Tramways
Operation
Locale Aberdeen
Open 23 June 1904
Close 9 June 1927
Status Closed
Infrastructure
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Propulsion system(s) Electric
Statistics
Route length 4.59 miles (7.39 km)

The Aberdeen Suburban Tramways operated two electric tramway services in Aberdeen between 1904 and 1927.[1]

History[edit]

The Aberdeen Suburban Tramways operated two separate tramway services in Aberdeen, which were essentially extensions from the terminus of Aberdeen Corporation Tramways routes.

The first was from the Great Western Road terminus to Bieldside church. The second was from the Great Northern Road terminus to Stoneywood church.

The company had a fleet of 11 trams for these two services, from Brush Electrical Engineering Company and United Electric Car Company.

Closure[edit]

The services stopped running on 2 June 1927, a year after the corporation had terminated the through running arrangements.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.