Edinburgh Northern Tramways

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Edinburgh Northern Tramways
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Map of the routes of the Edinburgh Northern Tramways
Locale Edinburgh
Open 28 January 1888
Close 1 January 1897
Status Closed
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Propulsion system(s) Cable
Route length 2.61 miles (4.20 km)

Edinburgh Northern Tramways operated a cable hauled tramway service in Edinburgh between 1888 and 1897.[1]


Tram cable pulley unit at the Henderson Row depot in Stockbridge (now an insurance company office)

The service started on 28 January 1888 with a line along Hanover Street and Dundas Street to Ferry Road, Goldenacre. The depot and power station were located on Henderson Row. A second line opened on 17 February 1890 from George Street along Frederick Street and Howe Street through Stockbridge to Comely Bank.


On 1 January 1897 it was taken over by the Edinburgh and District Tramways.


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