Darwen Corporation Tramways

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

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


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.


Services ended on 5 October 1946.


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