Preston Corporation Tramways
|Preston Corporation Tramways|
Map of Preston Corporation Tramways
|Open||31 December 1886|
|Close||15 December 1934|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Route length||10.53 miles (16.95 km)|
Preston Council bought out the operation of the horse drawn Preston Tramways Company on 31 December 1886.
Electrification resulted in the first modernised route opening on 7 June 1904. Routes extended to Penwortham Bridge, Ashton-on-Ribble, Ribbleton and Farringdon Park, and there was also a circular route via Fulwood.
The system closed on 15 December 1934.
In 2010, Preston Trampower proposed to reinstate trams in Preston by building a new tramline from Preston railway station to Redscar Business Park. The schemes , known as the Guild Line, is planned for opening in 2019.
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