Bath Electric Tramways Company
|Bath Electric Tramways|
A tram heading towards Bathford
|Close||6 May 1939|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Route length||14.78 miles (23.79 km)|
The company was a subsidiary of British Electric Traction, and it took over the Bath Tramways Company in July 1902. A programme of electrification followed and the first electric service ran on 2 January 1904.
The depot was located in Beehive Yard off Walcot Street at ST 7512 6523.
The company fleet was blue and yellow. There were 55 tramcars all purchased in 1903 and 1904 from G.F. Milnes & Co.
The company was taken over by the Bristol Tramways and Carriage Company in December 1936.
Some sections of the tramway were abandoned starting in 1938 with the final closures on 6 May 1939.
proposal to re-introduce
in 2006 a private group proposed their re-introduction: http://www.bathtram.org/ A further iniiative is currently under discussion: http://www.claverton-energy.com/why-trams-are-a-modern-and-convenient-solution-to-baths-choking-transport-issues.html http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/Ready-hop-board-push-city-tram/story-26268808-detail/story.html#comments
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