Preston Corporation Tramways

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Preston Corporation Tramways
Preston Corporation Tramways.jpg
Map of Preston Corporation Tramways
Operation
Locale Preston, Lancashire
Open 31 December 1886
Close 15 December 1934
Status Closed
Infrastructure
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Propulsion system(s) Electric
Statistics
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.[2]

Closure[edit]

The system closed on 15 December 1934.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.
  2. ^ Great British Tramway Networks. Wingate H. Bett and John C. Gillham, Second Edition. 1944.