Airdrie and Coatbridge Tramways

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Airdrie and Coatbridge Tramways
Locale Airdrie, Coatbridge
Open 8 February 1904
Close 1 January 1922
Status Closed
Track gauge 4 ft 7 34 in (1,416 mm)
Propulsion system(s) Electric
Depot(s) Main Street
Route length 3.63 miles (5.84 km)

Airdrie and Coatbridge Tramways operated a tramway service in Airdrie and Coatbridge between 1904 and 1922 when it was taken over by Glasgow Corporation Tramways.[1]


British Electric Traction established the Airdrie and Coatbridge Tramways Company to operate this single line tramway between Airdrie and Coatbridge.

Some buses were acquired by the company in October 1911 to run complimentary services.



The tramway was purchased for £77,550 (£2,717,894 as of 2014) [2] by Airdrie and Coatbridge Corporations and a connection was made on 30 December 1920 with the Glasgow Corporation Tramways between Coatbridge and Bailleston.

The tramway was acquired by Glasgow Corporation Tramways on 1 January 1922 for the sum of £82,250[3](£3,918,785 as of 2014).[2]


  1. ^ The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.
  2. ^ a b UK CPI inflation numbers based on data available from Gregory Clark (2014), "What Were the British Earnings and Prices Then? (New Series)" MeasuringWorth.
  3. ^ The Golden Age of Buses, Charles Klapper