Jarrow and District Electric Tramway

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Jarrow and District Electric Tramway
Jarrow and District Electric Tramways.jpg
Map of the route of the Jarrow and District Electric Tramway
Operation
Locale Jarrow
Open 29 Nov 1906
Close 30 June 1929
Status Closed
Infrastructure
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Propulsion system(s) Electric
Statistics
Route length 2.54 miles (4.09 km)

The Jarrow and District Electric Tramway operated an electric tramway service in Jarrow between 1906 and 1929.[1]

History[edit]

The Jarrow and District Electric Traction Company was a subsidiary of British Electric Traction. It operated tramway services in Jarrow and the line through Tyne Dock connected with the tracks of the South Shields Corporation Tramways and through services were offered to South Shields. A reciprocal agreement allowed South Shields Corporation Tramways cars to operate over Jarrow company tracks. The Jarrow company received 3s 6d per mile from the South Shields Corporation Tramways to cover working expenses including electrical power and track maintenance.[2]

Closure[edit]

The company replaced its tram services with buses in 1929.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.
  2. ^ Electrical engineer, Volume 42, 1908
  3. ^ The Commercial motor, Volume 48. Temple Press Ltd., 1929