Ipswich Corporation Tramways
|Ipswich Corporation Tramways|
|Open||1 November 1901|
|Close||26 July 1926|
|Track gauge||3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)|
|Route length||10.82 miles (17.41 km)|
Ipswich's horse tramway (Ipswich Tramway) had been operating since 1880 from a depot located at the junction of Quadling Street and New Cardinal Street (TM 15900 44087), and with a total length of 4.25 miles (6.84 km).
In 1903 the electric tramway replaced the horse tramway. Extensions to the system increased track length to 10.82 miles (17.41 km) producing a network that centred upon Cornhill (TM 16238 44639). From Cornhill the lines ran along:
- Westgate Street, St Matthew Street, Barracks Corner, Mill Street, Portman Road to junction with Princes Street. Spur along Portman's Walk to the depot at Constantine Road.
- Westgate Street, St Matthew Street, Barracks Corner, Norwich Road to a terminus at TM 14098 47501 (Whitton Maypole)
- Westgate Street, St Matthew Street, Barracks Corner, Norwich Road, Bramford Road to a terminus just east of the railway line at TM 14470 45571
- Tavern Street, Carr Street, Major's Corner, St Helen's Street, Spring Road, St John's Road, Cauldwell Hall Road to a terminus at TM 18339 43944 (Derby Road railway station).
- Tavern Street, Carr Street, Major's Corner, St Helen's Street, Spring Road to a terminus at the junction with Woodbridge Road at TM 18977 44987.
- Princes Street to a terminus at TM 15724 43822(Ipswich railway station).
The fleet, in a livery of dark green and cream, consisted of:
- 36 Brush open top double deck tramcars.
- The engine room in Ipswich Tram Depot
- Tramcar No 33 at Ipswich Transport Museum
- Ipswich Corporation Tramways button
- Ipswich Corporation Tramways uniformed staff