Glasgow and Ibrox Tramway

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Glasgow and Ibrox Tramway
Operation
Locale Glasgow
Open 18 July 1879
Close 25 May 1891
Status Closed
Infrastructure
Track gauge 4 ft 7 34 in (1,416 mm)
Propulsion system(s) Horse
Statistics
Route length 1.55 miles (2.49 km)

The Glasgow and Ibrox Tramway operated a horse tramway service in Glasgow between 1879 and 1891.[1]

History[edit]

The Glasgow and Ibrox Tramway Company built this line from Ibrox to the Paisley Toll Road on the Govan boundary with Glasgow where it connected with the Vale of Clyde Tramways.

Closure[edit]

Unable to make a profit, the company went bankrupt on 25 May 1891 and sold the line to the Glasgow Commissioners of Police on 10 July 1893. From 1891 the services were operated by Glasgow Tramway and Omnibus Company. It was taken over by Glasgow Corporation Tramways on 10 November 1896.

References[edit]

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