Liverpool Tramways Company

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Liverpool Tramways Company
Open1 November 1869
Close16 November 1898
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
Propulsion system(s)Horse
Route length60.75 miles (97.77 km)
remains of lines on Tithebarn street

The Liverpool Tramways Company was operated horse-drawn tramway services in Liverpool from 1869 to 1898.


In 1868 the Liverpool Tramway Company obtained permission to construct an Inner Circle line and lines to Walton and Dingle. Services started at 08.00 on 1 November 1869.

By the end of 1875, the network of lines had reached 60.75 miles of tramway. Services were provided through a stable of 2,894 horses and 207 tramcars.

The Liverpool Tramways Company merged with the Liverpool Road and Railway Omnibus Company in 1876 to form the Liverpool United Tramways and Omnibus Company.[1] In 1897, Liverpool Corporation acquired the company and services were continued by Liverpool Corporation Tramways.

Surviving relics[edit]

Horse car 43 is held at Wirral Tramway awaiting restoration.

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  1. ^ The Golden Age of Buses, Charles Klappe