Paisley District Tramways Company

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Paisley District Tramways Company
Tramcar 68 from 1919 at the National Tramway Museum
Operation
Locale Paisley
Open 17 September 1903
Close 1 August 1924
Status Closed
Infrastructure
Track gauge 4 ft 7 34 in (1,416 mm)
Propulsion system(s) Electric
Statistics
Route length 18.75 miles (30.18 km)

Paisley District Tramways Company operated a tramway service in Paisley between 1903 and 1923.[1]

History[edit]

Paisley District Tramways Company took over the Paisley Tramways Company on 17 September 1903 and undertook a programme of modernisation and electrification.. The first electric tramway services started on 13 June 1904.

There were depots at:

  • Aurs Road, Barrhead
  • Main Road, Elderslie
  • Paisley Road, Renfrew

Takeover[edit]

The company was taken over by Glasgow Corporation Tramways on 1 August 1923, which continued to operate trams in Paisley until the late 1950s.

Paisley District Tramways Company tramcar 68 survived and is preserved in the National Tramway Museum.

References[edit]

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