Liverpool Corporation/City Tramways



Owner Liverpool Corporation
Took over
1st January 1880 (Liverpool United Tramways and Omnibus Company Ltd) - lines within city boundary
Operator (lessee) Liverpool United Tramways and Omnibus Company Ltd (horse)
Took over (assets) 1st January 1897 (Liverpool United Tramways and Omnibus Company Ltd) - remaining lines and assets
Took over (lease) 1st January 1897 (lines owned by Bootle Corporation, and previously leased to the LUT&OCoLtd)
Operator (lessee) Liverpool United Tramways and Omnibus Company Ltd
Took over (operation) 31st August 1897
Operator Liverpool Corporation
First electric route 16th November 1898
Last horse service 6th December 1902
Took over 1st October 1919 (Liverpool and Prescott Light Railway [electric])
Closed 14th September 1957
Length 97.37 miles
Gauge 4ft 8½ins

Button description (Pattern 1) Title (‘City Tramways’) within a garter, surrounding Liver Bird
Materials known Brass; nickel
Button Line reference [113/41]

Button description (Pattern 2) Liver Bird on a torse
Materials known Chrome
Button Line reference [None]

Comment The Pattern 2 button was probably introduced in the early 1930s, more than likely as a consequence of the formation of Liverpool Corporation Passenger Transport Board.