Gloucester Corporation Tramways
|Gloucester Corporation Tramways|
|Map of the Gloucester Corporation Tramways|
|Open||7 May 1904|
|Close||12 January 1933|
|Track gauge||3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)|
|Route length||9.75 miles (15.69 km)|
Gloucester Council purchased the assets of the horse powered Gloucester Tramways Company in 1902 with the intention of electrifying and extending the service. The horse tramway had been built to the 4' gauge, but the replacement electric service was built to the 3'6" gauge.
The electric service opened on 7 May 1904. Thirty tramcars were delivered in two batches from Brush Electrical Machines of Loughborough. The livery was crimson lake and cream.
The depot was located off Bristol Road at its junction with Lysons Road at SO 8256 1717.
As part of a programme of replacing the tramway services with buses, the final trams ran on 12 January 1933.
- The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.
- The Electrical Engineer, Vol XXXII, 1903
- Great British Tramway Networks, Wingate H. Bett and John C. Gillham, Light Railway Transport League, London, 1944.