Edinburgh Corporation






Dates

  /  /1893Edinburgh Street Tramways Company
Edinburgh Corporation
11.5 miles of the Edinburgh Street Tramways Companys lines within the Edinburgh boundary are bought by Edinburgh Corporation and then leased to Dick Kerr and Co Ltd.
  /  /1897Edinburgh Corporation
Buys Hanover Street and Comley Bank cable hauled tramways from Edinburgh Northern Tramways Company. Both leased to Dick Kerr.
  /  /1898Edinburgh Street Tramways Company
Edinburgh Corporation
Portobello route bought by Edinburgh Corporation.
  /  /1906Edinburgh Corporation
Act passed to allow extension of Liberton Tramway on to Eskbank, Dalkeith and Bonnyrigg. Act re-newed in 1911 but lapse later.
  /  /1909Colinton Tramways Company
Formed to extend Edinburgh Corporation tramway from Craiglockhart to Colinton on reserved tracks. Company does not build line.
  /  /1913Edinburgh Corporation Gorgie Cattle Market Branch (Caledonian Railway) Gorgie Cattle Market Branch (North British Railway)
Agreement between Edinburgh Corporation with the Caledonian Railway and North British Railway over the Gorgie Slaughter Houses.
  /  /1918Edinburgh Corporation
Plan fails for a tramway from Comley Bank to Port Edgar, South Queensferry.
  /  /1919Edinburgh Corporation
Starts to convert cable hauled tramways to electric.
01/07/1919Edinburgh and District Tramways Co Ltd
Lease of tramways expires and Edinburgh Corporation takes over directly.
  /  /1920Leith Corporation
Tramways subsumed by Edinburgh Corporation on the extension of Edinburghs boundaries to include Leith.
20/06/1922Edinburgh Corporation
Pilrig to Liberton tramway re-opened as electric. Work took 53 weeks.
  /  /1926Edinburgh Corporation
Liberton tramway extended to Colinton.
  /  /1928Musselburgh and District Electric Light and Traction Co Ltd
Levenhall to Port Seton closed, Joppa to Levenhall services taken over by Edinburgh Corporation.
  /  /1931Musselburgh and District Electric Light and Traction Co Ltd
Joppa to Levenhall bought by Edinburgh Corporation. Company continues as electricity supplier and runs buses.
  /  /1934Edinburgh Corporation
Provisional order allows building of further tramways, only Braids to Fairmilehead built.
  /  /1939Edinburgh Corporation
Tramway from Inverleith Gardens to Crewe Toll under contruction, but never completed.
  /  /1950Edinburgh Corporation
Shrubhill workshops ceases building new trams.
  /  /1952Edinburgh Corporation
Tramways start to be closed, being replaced by buses.
  /  /1956Edinburgh Corporation
All tramways closed having been replaced by buses.