Cambridge Street Tramways
|Open||28 October 1880|
|Close||18 February 1914|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Depot(s)||Junction of East Road and Dover Street|
|Route length||2.67 miles (4.30 km)|
The tramway was inspected by Major General Charles Scrope Hutchinson from the Board of Trade and opened for public use on 28 October 1880. The system consisted of two routes: Market Hill to East Road (terminating where the Grafton Centre is now) and Cambridge Post Office (then located next to St Andrew the Great's Church in Sidney Street) to Cambridge railway station. The routes crossed at Hyde Park Corner, next to the church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs. Other lines proposed along Newmarket Road, Maid’s Causeway and Emmanuel Road were not constructed. The depot, at the junction of East Road and Dover Street, is now a pub named "The Tram Depot".
In 1907, the Ortona Bus Service was launched and this competition with the tramway service severely affected the profits, and the system struggled on until 18 February 1914 when it closed.
- The Golden Age of Tramways. Taylor and Francis.[not specific enough to verify]
- Cambridgeshire XLVII.2 (includes: Cambridge) (Map). 2,500. Ordnance Survey. 1903.
- Cambridgeshire XLVII.6 (includes: Cambridge) (Map). 2,500. Ordnance Survey. 1903.
- Vintage Carriages Trust, Tram Vehicle Survey.[not specific enough to verify]