Keighley Corporation Tramways
|Keighley Corporation Tramways|
|Open||21 September 1901|
|Close||17 December 1924|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)|
|Depot(s)||South Street/Arcadia Street|
|Route length||3.44 miles (5.54 km)|
Keighley Corporation bought out the bankrupt Keighley Tramways Company in 1901 and undertook a programme of modernisation.
The route from Ingrow to Utley was electrified and a branch was added to Keighley railway station and Victoria Park.
The new system took power from the Corporation Power Station in Coney Lane.
Services ended on 17 December 1924. The corporation was one of the first to abandon tramway operation in favour of motor buses.
- The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.
- The Golden Age of Buses, Charles Klapper, Routledge, 1984
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