Kidderminster and Stourport Electric Tramway Company

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Kidderminster and Stourport Electric Tramway Company
Kidderminster and Stourport Electric Tramway Company.jpg
Map of the Kidderminster and Stourport Electric Tramway
Locale Kidderminster, Stourport-on-Severn
Open 28 May 1898
Close 2 April 1929
Status Closed
Track gauge 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)
Propulsion system(s) Electric
Route length 4.6 miles (7.4 km)

The Kidderminster and Stourport Electric Tramway Company operated an electric tramway service between Kidderminster and Stourport-on-Severn between 1898 and 1929.[1]


The tramway was authorised by the Kidderminster & Stourport Electric Tramway Act of 1896. The company was established as a subsidiary of the British Electric Traction group.

A Kidderminster company George Law was responsible for the construction at a cost of £23,314[2] (equivalent to £2,383,400 in 2016).[3] The depot and generating station were constructed off New Road, Kidderminster; a single track laid along two routes; and four bridges were widened.

The system was notable at the start for having vestibuled cars with windscreens to protect the driver, whereas most other systems, the driver was exposed to the elements.


The system closed on 2 April 1929.

See also[edit]

  • Kinver Light Railway (1901–1930) another contemporary local route operated by British Electric Traction group


  1. ^ The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.
  2. ^ Black Country tramways Vol 2 . J.S.Webb, 1976 p168
  3. ^ UK Retail Price Index inflation figures are based on data from Clark, Gregory (2017). "The Annual RPI and Average Earnings for Britain, 1209 to Present (New Series)". MeasuringWorth. Retrieved 6 November 2017.