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SHEFFIELD

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June 1948




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Sheffield 1948 tram map


ROUTES

Operator: Sheffield Corporation Tramways

ROUTES

Route numbers are indicative only, and were not used.

  1a Firth Park - Barnsley Rd. - City - Station - Queens Rd. - Woodseats - Abbey Lane (continues as 1b)
  1b Tinsley - Aftercliffe - City - Millhouses - Abbey Lane (continues as 1a)
  2 City - Brightside
  3 Crookes - West St. - City - Darnall - Handsworth
  4 Middlewood - Hillsborough - City - Ecclesall Rd. - Ecclesall
  5 City - Aftercliffe - Upwell St. - Firth Park
  6 Sheffield Lane Top - Firth Park - Barnsley Rd. - City - Station - Queens Rd. - Woodseats - Meadowhead
  7 Malin Bridge - Hillsborough - City - Ecclesall Rd. - Fulwood
  8 Walkley - West St. - City - Elm Tree - Intake
  9 Walkley - West St. - City - Station
10 City - Elm Tree - Prince of Wales Rd. - Darnall - City [Circular route, both directions]
11 Wadsley Bridge - City - Queens Rd. - Woodseats
12 Wadsley Bridge - City - Shoreham St. - Woodseats
13 Rotherham - Tinsley - Aftercliffe - City [Operated jointly with Rotherham Corporation]


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tramway: 77 km.


HISTORY

Tramways

  • Horse–powered tramway: Oct. 1873 - Nov. 1902.
  • First-generation electric tramway: 5 Sept. 1899 - 8 Oct. 1960.
  • Revived tramway (electric overhead): 21 March 1994 – today.

GAUGE

  • Tramway: 1435 mm.

SOURCES

PRINT

  • Bett, W.H. & Gillham, J.C. Great British tramway networks. London: Light Railway Transport League, 1962.
  • Bower, R. "Sheffield Corporation Tramways", The Modern Tramway, June 1948 (11: 126), p.49; 52-54.
  • Fox, P. "Tram operation in Sheffield: Progress, problems and a crisis". In: Light Rail Review 7. London: Light Rail Transit Association, 1995 [p.63-71].
  • Pulling, N. "Systems Factfile No.40 - Sheffield Supertram, UK", Tramways & Urban Transit, Jan. 2011 (74:877), p.19-22.
  • Jones, B. "Sheffield: South Yorkshire's quiet success story", Tramways & Urban Transit, June-July 2007 (70:834-835), p.212-216; 253-256.
  • Read, G.. "Sheffield: Double the distance?", Tramways & Urban Transit, Aug. 2003 (66: 788), p.288-291.

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