Pontypridd Urban District Council Tramways

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Pontypridd Urban District Council Tramways
Operation
LocalePontypridd
Open31 October 1904
Close30 August 1931
StatusClosed
Infrastructure
Track gauge3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)
Propulsion system(s)Electric
Statistics
Route length5.34 miles (8.59 km)

Pontypridd Urban District Council Tramway operated a tramway service in Pontypridd between 1904 and 1931.[1]

History[edit]

Pontypridd Urban District Council took over the lines of the Pontypridd and Rhondda Valley Tramways within its area, and undertook a programme of modernisation and electrification. The first electric tramway services started on 5 March 1904.

The route of the line went from Pontypridd town centre to Treforest railway station. There was a branch line connecting to Cilfynydd, which was worked as a single route via Pontypridd.

From July 1919 until December 1927 there was through running onto the neighbouring system of the Rhondda Tramways Company.

Closure[edit]

Services ceased on 30 August 1931.

References[edit]

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