Yorkshire (West Riding) Electric Tramways

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Yorkshire (West Riding) Electric Tramways
Locale Wakefield, Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford
Open 15 August 1904
Close 25 July 1932
Status Closed
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Propulsion system(s) Electric
Route length 24.69 miles (39.73 km)

The Yorkshire (West Riding) Electric Tramways operated 2 separate tramway services. One in Wakefield between 1904 and 1932,[1] and the other between Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford between 1906 and 1932

Yorkshire (West Riding) Electric Tramways

Operated out of a depot in Castleford, this route ran as follows: Normanton High Street[2] – Whitwood Common – Hightown – Castleford Station[3]Castleford town centre – GlasshoughtonPontefract TanshelfPontefract Market Place.[4] Service started on 29 October 1906.

Wakefield and District Light Railway

The Wakefield and District Light Railway operated a network of three tramway lines in Wakefield, centred on the Bull Ring.[5] Services started 15 August 1904 with tramway cars obtained from Electric Railway and Tramway Carriage Works.


Services ended on 25 July 1932.


  1. ^ The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.
  2. ^ http://maps.nls.uk/view/125644708
  3. ^ http://maps.nls.uk/view/125644690
  4. ^ http://maps.nls.uk/view/125646465
  5. ^ http://maps.nls.uk/view/125646267

External links

  • Yorkshire (West Riding) Electric Tramways Company at British Tramway Company Badges and Buttons
  • Wakefield and District Light Railways at British Tramway Company Badges and Buttons
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