Yorkshire (Woollen District) Electric Tramways

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Yorkshire (Woollen District) Electric Tramways
Locale Dewsbury
Open 18 February 1903
Close 31 October 1934
Status Closed
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Propulsion system(s) Electric
Route length 22.92 miles (36.89 km)

The Yorkshire (Woollen District) Electric Tramways operated a tramway service in Dewsbury between 1903 and 1934.[1]


Under the Spen Valley Light Railways Order of 1901 British Electric Traction set up the Yorkshire (Woollen District) Electric Tramways.

The company established a tramway network centred on Dewsbury with branches to Cleckheaton, Birkenshaw, Ravensthorpe, Thornhill and Birstal.

Operations were replaced by the buses of British Electric Traction-owned Yorkshire Woollen District Transport Company.


Services ended on 31 October 1934.


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