Preston Corporation Tramways
Map of Preston Corporation Tramways
Open 31 December 1886
Close 15 December 1934
1,435 mm ( 4 ft ) 8 in 1⁄ 2
Propulsion system(s) Electric
Route length 10.53 miles (16.95 km)
Preston Corporation Tramways operated a tramway service in Preston, Lancashire between 1886 and 1934. [1 ]
History [ edit ]
Preston Council bought out the operation of the horse drawn
Preston Tramways Company on 31 December 1886.
Electrification resulted in the first modernised route opening on 7 June 1904. Routes extended to Penwortham Bridge, Ashton-on-Ribble, Ribbleton and Farringdon Park, and there was also a circular route via Fulwood.
Closure [ edit ]
The system closed on 15 December 1934.
References [ edit ]
^ The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.
^ Great British Tramway Networks. Wingate H. Bett and John C. Gillham, Second Edition. 1944.