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West Metropolitan Tramways

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1876 Tramway Acts implemented

1882 Company dissolved and reincorporated[1]

1883 A battery-powered tram was tested by the company between Acton and Kew[2]

1888 Court case decided the company should raise its tracks to the level of the highway.

1895 London United Tramways Co Ltd had acquired the West Metropolitan Tramways Co and proposed to electrify the tramway in the Uxbridge Road[3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Nov 06, 1888
  2. [1] Wikipedia
  3. The Times Jan 30, 1895