Croydon Corporation Tramways

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Croydon Corporation Tramways
Locale Croydon
Open 22 January 1900
Close 1 July 1933
Status Closed
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Propulsion system(s) Electric
Route length 11.92 miles (19.18 km)

Croydon Corporation Tramways operated a tramway service in Croydon between 1900 and 1933.[1]


Croydon Corporation Tramways took over the Croydon Tramways Company operation on 22 January 1900 and undertook a programme of modernisation and electrification. The tramway operation was leased to British Electric Traction.

The first electric services ran on 26 September 1901.

In 1906 the Corporation took control of the tramway back from British Electric Traction.

The depot was located at TQ 3201 6225 accessed from the junction of Brighton Road and Purley Downs Road.


The services were taken over by London Passenger Transport Board on 1 July 1933. Tramway operation in Croydon continued until final closure on 7 April 1951.


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

External links

  • Croydon's historic trams at the croydononline website
  • Croydon Corporation Tramways at British Tramway Company Badges and Buttons

Coordinates: 51°20′39″N 0°06′21″W / 51.344056°N 0.105944°W / 51.344056; -0.105944

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