Burton upon Trent Corporation Tramways
Map of the Burton Corporation Tramways and the Burton and Ashby Light Railway
|Locale||Burton upon Trent, England|
|Open||3 August 1903|
|Close||31 December 1929|
|Track gauge||3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)|
|Route length||8.5 miles (13.7 km)|
The tramway opened on 3 August 1903. In 1906 the Burton and Ashby Light Railway was opened and its cars used the Burton Corporation tracks as far as the junction of Bearwood Hill Road and High Bank Road where they moved onto their own tracks.
The system comprised four routes going out from Station Street to Horninglow, Branston Road, Stapenhill, and Winshill. The depot was in Horninglow Road.
The initial 20 tramcars were built by the Electric Railway & Tramway Carriage Works of Preston. A further four cars were obtained in 1919.
The system was closed on 31 December 1929.
- The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.
- The Golden Age of Tramways, Taylor & Francis