Halifax Corporation Tramways

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Halifax Corporation Tramways
Operation
Locale Halifax
Open 9 June 1898
Close 14 February 1939
Status Closed
Infrastructure
Track gauge 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)
Propulsion system(s) Electric
Depot(s) Spring Hall, Pellon, and Skircoat Lane
Statistics
Route length 39.07 miles (62.88 km)

Halifax Corporation Tramways operated a tramway service in Halifax between 1898 and 1939.[1]

History[edit]

Services started on 29 June 1898. Trams ran along three routes from the town centre

Subsequent additions to the network resulted in a route length of over 37 miles by 1905.

The company expanded the tram fleet as services increased in popularity. By 1912, there were 102 tramcars in service. Shortly before closure, the number of tramcars had reached 131.

Closure[edit]

Services ended on 14 February 1939.

References[edit]

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