Pontypridd and Rhondda Valley Tramway

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Pontypridd and Rhondda Valley Tramway
Operation
LocalePorth, Pontypridd
OpenMarch 1888
Close8 August 1902
StatusClosed
Infrastructure
Track gauge3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)
Propulsion system(s)Horse
Statistics
Route length3.04 miles (4.89 km)

The Pontypridd and Rhondda Valley Tramway operated a tramway service in Pontypridd and Porth between 1888 and 1902.[1]

History[edit]

The Pontypridd and Rhondda Valley Tramway began operating horse-drawn tramway services in Pontypridd in 1888. The tramway was run by Solomon Andrews until 1898 when he sold it to British Electric Traction.

Closure[edit]

The local authorities in Pontypridd and Rhondda purchased the tramway in 1903 and divided it between them to operate Pontypridd Urban District Council Tramways and Rhondda Tramways Company.

References[edit]

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