Gravesend and Northfleet Electric Tramways

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Gravesend and Northfleet Electric Tramways
Operation
Locale Gravesend, Kent, Northfleet
Open 2 August 1902
Close 1 March 1929
Status Closed
Infrastructure
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Propulsion system(s) Electric
Statistics
Route length 6.47 miles (10.41 km)

Gravesend and Northfleet Electric Tramways operated a tramway service between Gravesend, Kent and Northfleet between 1902 and 1929.[1]

History[edit]

In 1901 the Gravesend, Rosherville and Northfleet Tramways were taken over by the Gravesend and Northfleet Electric Tramways, a subsidiary of British Electric Traction. The tramway was converted from 3 ft 6in gauge to standard gauge and electrified.

Services started on 2 August 1902 with a route from Galley Hill, Swanscombe to Denton. In 1903 New tram routes opened from Pelham Road to Perry Street, Windmill Street to Old Road and a connection to the Leather Bottle, Northfleet.

The depot was located off Dover Road East at TQ 6351 7358.

In 1921 it obtained two second hand cars from the Taunton Tramway.

Closure[edit]

The tramway service closed on 29 February 1929.

References[edit]

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

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