Hawthorn Tramways Trust


Hawthorn Tramways Trust

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

History

The Hawthorn Tramways Trust was created under the "Melbourne to Burwood Tramways Act, 1914" to construct and manage electric tramways in the City of Melbourne, City of Richmond, City of Hawthorn, and the City of Camberwell; and for the acquisition of a horse tramway from the Melbourne Tramway and Omnibus Company. The trust operated the Hawthorn tram depot and was also responsible for the opening of Wattle Park in the suburb of Burwood in 1915.cite web
url=http://www.access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewAgency&entityId=2978
title=Hawthorn Tramways Trust
publisher=Public Record Office Victoria
accessdate=2008-08-30
] The Hawthorn Tramways Trust was the only early electric tram operator to open a route into inner city, which was then only served by the Melbourne cable tramway system. [cite web
url=http://www.railpage.org.au/tram/melbhist.html
title=Melbourne's Tram History
publisher=www.railpage.org.au
accessdate=2008-08-30
] The main route operated was from Princes Bridge to Burwood, until the trust was dissolved on February 20, 1920 and control passed to the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board.

References

Further reading

* [http://www.access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewAgency&entityId=2978 PROV: Route extension timeline]


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