Musselburgh and District Electric Light and Traction Company
|Musselburgh and District Electric Light and Traction Company|
|Map of the route of the Musselburgh and District Electric Light and Traction Company|
|Open||12 December 1904|
|Close||25 February 1928|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Route length||6.53 miles (10.51 km)|
The National Electric Construction Company built a 3-mile tramway in Musselburgh from the terminus of the Edinburgh terminus at Joppa, to Levenhall. This opened for service on 12 December 1904. In August 1905 the NEC set up the Musselburgh and District Electric Light and Traction Company to operate the line, and the system was expanded with an extension to Tranent Road in Cockenzie opening on 5 August 1909, and on 31 December 1909 to Port Seton bringing the total single line route to 6.55 miles.
The line closed on 25 February 1928. Edinburgh Corporation Tramways assumed responsibility for through services as far as Levenhall.
- The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.