Jarrow and District Electric Tramway
|Jarrow and District Electric Tramway|
Map of the route of the Jarrow and District Electric Tramway
|Open||29 Nov 1906|
|Close||30 June 1929|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Route length||2.54 miles (4.09 km)|
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.
The company replaced its tram services with buses in 1929.
- The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.
- Electrical engineer, Volume 42, 1908
- The Commercial motor, Volume 48. Temple Press Ltd., 1929