Yorkshire (West Riding) Electric Tramways

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Yorkshire (West Riding) Electric Tramways
Locale Wakefield, Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford
Open 15 August 1904
Close 25 July 1932
Status Closed
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Propulsion system(s) Electric
Route length 24.69 miles (39.73 km)

The Yorkshire (West Riding) Electric Tramways operated 2 separate tramway services. One in Wakefield between 1904 and 1932,[1] and the other between Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford between 1906 and 1932

Yorkshire (West Riding) Electric Tramways[edit]

The Yorkshire (West Riding) Electric Tramways operated a single line tramway between Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford. Service started on 29 October 1906, and the depot was based at Castleford.

Wakefield and District Light Railway[edit]

The Wakefield and District Light Railway operated a network of three tramway lines in Wakefield. Services started 15 August 1904 with tramway cars obtained from Electric Railway and Tramway Carriage Works.


Services ended on 25 July 1932.


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

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