Newport Corporation Tramways

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Newport Corporation Tramways
Newport Bridge 1927.jpg
Trams on Newport Bridge in 1927
Operation
Locale Newport
Open 9 April 1903
Close 5 September 1937
Status Closed
Infrastructure
Track gauge 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)
Propulsion system(s) Electric
Depot(s) Corporation Road
Statistics
Route length 8.55 miles (13.76 km)

Newport Corporation Tramways operated a tramway service in Newport between 1894 and 1937.[1]

History[edit]

Newport Corporation took over the Newport Tramways Company on 30 July 1894. The company was then leased back to Solomon Andrews to continue the service.

The first electric services started on 9 April 1903. The trams sported a livery of Maroon and Cream.

Closure[edit]

The final tram ran on 5 September 1937.

References[edit]

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