THE GS TRAM SITE

BIRMINGHAM

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30 May 2016

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The Birmingham LRT/tram network after its prolongation to Birmingham New Street railway station.




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TRAM / LIGHT RAIL ROUTE

Operator: National Express Midland Metro

   Midland Metro New Street Station - Snow Hill Station - The Hawthorns - Kenrick Park - West Bromwich - Black Lake - Wednesbury - Bilston - Wolverhampton


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tramway: 21 km.


HISTORY

Tramways

  • Horse tramways: 20 May 1872 - 1907.
  • Steam tramways: 1882 - 31 Dec. 1906.
  • Cable tramways: 1888 - 1911.
  • First-generation electric tramway: 4 Jan. 1904 - 4 July 1953.
  • Revived tramway (Midland Metro): 31 May 1999 - today.

GAUGE

  • Tramways (First-generation tramways): 1067 mm.
  • Midland Metro: 1435 mm.

SOURCES

PRINT

  • Bett, W.H. & Gillham, J.C. Great British tramway networks. London: Light Railway Transport League, 1962.
  • "Birmingham City transport tramway services" The Modern Tramway, Feb. 1946 (9: 97), p.15.
  • Gilbert, C. "Memories of Birmingham's steam trams" Modern Tramway, Apr.-May 1965 (28: 328-329), p.117-127 and 162-170.
  • Jaques, P. (ed.) Camwell's Birmingham: One man's transport perspective. Droitwich: Birmingham Transport Historical Group, 2007.

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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