Kidderminster and Stourport Electric Tramway Company
|Kidderminster and Stourport Electric Tramway Company|
Map of the Kidderminster and Stourport Electric Tramway
|Open||28 May 1898|
|Close||2 April 1929|
|Track gauge||3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)|
|Route length||4.6 miles (7.4 km)|
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 (equivalent to £2,550,900 in 2018). 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.
- Kinver Light Railway (1901–1930) another contemporary local route operated by British Electric Traction group
- The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.
- Black Country tramways Vol 2 . J.S.Webb, 1976 p168
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