Chester Corporation Tramways

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Chester Corporation Tramways
Chester Corporation Tramways.jpg
Map of Chester Corporation Tramways
Operation
Locale Chester
Open 6 April 1903
Close 15 February 1930
Status Closed
Infrastructure
Track gauge 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)
Propulsion system(s) Electric
Depot(s) Car Street
Statistics
Route length 3.58 miles (5.76 km)

Chester Corporation Tramways operated a tramway service in Chester between 1903 and 1930.[1]

History[edit]

Depot on Car Street
Remains of track just off Crewe Street

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.

Closure[edit]

The system closed on 15 February 1930.

References[edit]

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