Keighley Corporation Tramways

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Keighley Corporation Tramways
Operation
Locale Keighley
Open 21 September 1901
Close 17 December 1924
Status Closed
Infrastructure
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Propulsion system(s) Electric
Depot(s) South Street/Arcadia Street
Statistics
Route length 3.44 miles (5.54 km)

Keighley Corporation Tramways operated a tramway service in Keighley between 1901 and 1924.[1]

History[edit]

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.

Closure[edit]

Services ended on 17 December 1924. The corporation was one of the first to abandon tramway operation in favour of motor buses.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.
  2. ^ The Golden Age of Buses, Charles Klapper, Routledge, 1984