Poole and District Electric Tramways

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Poole and District Electric Tramways
Locale Poole
Open 6 April 1901
Close 16 June 1905
Status Closed
Track gauge 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)
Propulsion system(s) Electric
Depot(s) Ashley Road, Upper Parkstone
Route length 3.76 miles (6.05 km)

The Poole and District Electric Tramways operated an electric tramway service in Poole between 1901 and 1905.[1]


The Poole and District Electric Traction Company was a subsidiary of British Electric Traction. A single line was built from Poole railway station through Upper Parkstone to County Gates. The fare for the journey was 3d.

The company operated a fleet of 17 tramcars from a depot at Ashley Road in Upper Parkstone.


The system was bought by Poole Corporation in 1905 and leased for thirty years to Bournemouth Corporation Tramways from June 1905, and this line was subsumed into their system.


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

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