Prahran and Malvern Tramways Trust


Prahran and Malvern Tramways Trust

The Prahran and Malvern Tramways Trust was a former tram operator in Melbourne, Australia. It was later acquired by the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board.

History

The Tramways Trust was formed under the "Prahran & Malvern Tramways Trust Act 1907" to construct and operating electric tramways in the municipalities of City of Prahran and City of Malvern. In 1910 it was reconstituted to include representatives of the City of St Kilda and the City of Caulfield. The Trust consisted of five members, one each from the four constituent councils and the Chairman. In 1913 the City of Kew and City of Hawthorn were included, and with further route extensions in 1915 the City of Camberwell was included.cite web
url=http://www.access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewAgency&entityId=2977
title=Prahran and Malvern Tramways Trust
publisher=Public Record Office Victoria
accessdate=2008-08-30
]

The first lines were opened on May 30, 1910: from Charles Street Prahran to Tooronga Road via High Street and the other from High Street to Burke Road via Glenferrie and Wattletree Roads. Malvern tram depot was also opened. [cite web
url=http://www.100yearstrams.com.au/tram_history/milestones_sub/1900-1910.html
title=100 Years of Electric Trams in Melbourne: 1900-1910
publisher=www.100yearstrams.com.au
accessdate=2008-08-30
] The Trust was dissolved on February 20, 1920 and control passed to the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board. By this time it was 90 trams on convert|35|mi|km of tramway route, [cite web
url=http://home.vicnet.net.au/~malvern/more_faq.htm
title=Malvern Historical Society
publisher=home.vicnet.net.au
accessdate=2008-08-30
] which were mainly located in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

References

Further reading

* [http://www.access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewAgency&entityId=2977 PROV: Route extension timeline]


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