Llanelly and District Electric Tramways

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Llanelly and District Electric Tramways
Operation
Locale Llanelli
Open April 1908
Close 6 February 1933
Status Closed
Infrastructure
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Propulsion system(s) Electric
Statistics
Route length 6.23 miles (10.03 km)

Llanelly and District Electric Tramways operated a tramway service in Llanelli between 1908 and 1933.[1]

History[edit]

Under the Llanelly and District Light Railway Order of 1907, the horse-drawn tramways operated by the Llanelly Tramways were taken over by the Llanelly and District Electric Tramways which undertook a programme of modernisation and electrification.

In 1910 the North Dock Power Station was completed, and this and the tramway system was estimated to cost about £68,000.

The first electric services started in 1911.

The company name changed in 1924 to the Llanelly Electric Lighting and Traction Company.

Closure[edit]

Services ceased on 16 February 1933.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.