Chester Corporation Tramways
|Chester Corporation Tramways|
Map of Chester Corporation Tramways
|Open||6 April 1903|
|Close||15 February 1930|
|Track gauge||3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)|
|Route length||3.58 miles (5.76 km)|
Under the Chester Corporation Act of 1901, the council took up its option to purchase the assets of the Chester Tramways Company which had been providing horse drawn tramcar services since 1879. It did this for a cost of £18,000.
The system was rebuilt to the narrow gauge of 3'6", and 12 new tramcars were ordered from G.F. Milnes & Co.
In 1907 the service was enhanced with 5 new tramcars from the United Electric Car Company of Preston.
The system closed on 15 February 1930.
- The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.
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