THE GS TRAM SITE

BIRMINGHAM

UNITED KINGDOM

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1 Jan. 1950

The route system some time before final closure on 4 July 1953.


Birmingham1950 tram map

INSET: CENTRAL BIRMINGHAM

Birmingham 1950 downtown tram map

ABBREVIATIONS ON THE MAPS

AC Aston Cross NS Navigation St.
ASW Aston Six Ways NSS New Street Station
GH Gravelly Hill PMR Pebble Mill Rd.
MS Martineau St. SL Steelhouse Lane

Chronology of major track abandonments 1940-1949 (with affected routes in parentheses)


Chronology of major track abandonments 1950-1953 (closure of the system) (with affected routes in parentheses)


TRAM ROUTES

Operator: Birmingham Corporation Tramways

  1 Steelhouse Lane - Aston Cross - Gravelly Hill - Stockland Green
  2 Steelhouse Lane - Aston Cross - Gravelly Hill - Erdington (Chester Rd.)
  5 Lozells - Aston Six Ways - Gravelly Hill
  8 Martineau St. - Coleshill St. - Saltley - Alum Rock
  9 Martineau St. - Coleshill St. - Saltley - Ward End
10 Martineau St. - Coleshill St. - Saltley - Ward End - Washwood Heat Rd.
35 Navigation St. - Bristol St. - Bristol Rd. - Selly Oak
36 Navigation St. - Bristol St. - Bristol Rd. - Pershore Rd. - Cotteridge
46 Navigation St. - Bristol St. - Bristol Rd. - Pershore Rd. - Stirchley
53 Navigation St. - Bristol St. - Bristol Rd. - Pershore Rd. - Ten Acres
54 Navigation St. - Bristol St. - Bristol Rd. - Pebble Mill Rd.
63 Steelhouse Lane - Aston Cross - Gravelly Hill - Tyburn Rd. - Fort Dunlop
64 Steelhouse Lane - Aston Cross - Gravelly Hill - Erdington (High St.)
69 Navigation St. - Bristol St. - Bristol Rd. - North Field
70 Navigation St. - Bristol St. - Bristol Rd. - North Field - Longbridge - Rednal
71 Navigation St. - Bristol St. - Bristol Rd. - North Field - Longbridge - Rubery
72 Navigation St. - Bristol St. - Bristol Rd. - North Field - Longbridge
78 Steelhouse Lane - Aston Cross - Gravelly Hill - Stockland Green - Short Heath
79 Steelhouse Lane - Aston Cross - Gravelly Hill - Tyburn Rd. - Chester Rd.


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH



HISTORY

Tramways

GAUGE


SOURCES

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WIKIS

WEB SITES

Thanks to Urs Mattmann (from London, England) for the information and photos he kindly sent me concerning the Birmingham system.



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