Darwen Corporation Tramways

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Darwen Corporation Tramways
Operation
Locale Darwen
Open 1 January 1899
Close 5 October 1946
Status Closed
Infrastructure
Track gauge 4 ft (1,219 mm)
Propulsion system(s) Electric
Statistics
Route length 4.36 miles (7.02 km)

Darwen Corporation Tramways operated a tramway service in Darwen between 1899 and 1946.[1]

History[edit]

The Corporation took over the services operated by the Blackburn and Over Darwen Tramways Company within its boundary on 1 January 1899. A programme of modernisation and electrification followed and the first electric service ran on 16 October 1900.

Through services were operated into Blackburn under an agreement with Blackburn Corporation Tramways.

Closure[edit]

Services ended on 5 October 1946.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.