Hawthorn Tramways Trust

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The Hawthorn Tramways Trust was a tram operator in Melbourne, Australia. Its assets were transferred to the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board on 2 February 1920.


The Hawthorn Tramways Trust was created under the Melbourne to Burwood Tramways Act, 1914 to construct and manage electric tramways in the City of Melbourne, City of Richmond, City of Hawthorn, and the City of Camberwell; and for the acquisition of a horse tramway from the Melbourne Tramway and Omnibus Company. The trust operated the Hawthorn tram depot and was also responsible for the opening of Wattle Park in the suburb of Burwood in 1915.[1] The Hawthorn Tramways Trust was the only early electric tram operator to open a route into inner city, which was then only served by the Melbourne cable tramway system.[2] The main route operated was from Princes Bridge to Burwood. The trust was dissolved on 20 February 1920, and control passed to the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b "Hawthorn Tramways Trust". Public Record Office Victoria. Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  2. ^ "Melbourne's Tram History". www.railpage.org.au. Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  3. ^ Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Act 1918 (No.2995).

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