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TRAM / LIGHT RAIL ROUTE
Operator: Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) (from 24 June 2018)
|L1||Line 1||Edgbaston - Library - New Street Station - Snow Hill Station - The Hawthorns - Kenrick Park - West Bromwich - Black Lake - Wednesbury - Bilston - Wolverhampton|
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM
- Tramway: 22 km.
- 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.
- Tramways (First-generation tramways): 1067 mm.
- Midland Metro: 1435 mm.
- Ballinger, M. "Midland Metro: 'One damn thing after another'" Light Rail & Modern Tramway, July 1995 (58: 691), p.208-210.
- 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.
- Hewitt, P. & Moreno, A. "Birmingham's 'Big Bang'" Tramways & Urban Transit, July 2017 (80: 955), p.256-261.
- Hewitt, P. & Moreno, A. "Midland Metro to 2030" Tramways & Urban Transit, Sept. 2017 (80: 957), p.335-340.
- Jaques, P. (ed.) Camwell's Birmingham: One man's transport perspective. Droitwich: Birmingham Transport Historical Group, 2007.
- Birmingham Corporation Tramways
- Transport for West Midlands
- Transport in Birmingham
- West Midlands Metro
Thanks to Urs Mattmann (from London, England) for the information and photos he kindly sent me concerning the Birmingham system.
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