Sunderland Corporation Tramways



Owner Sunderland Corporation
Opened 1880-81 (horse)
Operator (lessee) Sunderland Tramways Company
Took over (ownership) 26th March 1900 (Sunderland Tramways [horse] routes not already owned by the corporation)
Took over (operation) 30th March 1900
First electric route 15th August 1900
Last horse service 19th February 1901
Name changed 1937 (to Sunderland Corporation Transport)
Closed 1st October 1954
Length 12.24 miles
Gauge 4ft 8½ins

Button description Title (‘Sunderland Corporation Tramways’) surrounding assumed arms (a sextant within a heavily stylised ovoid shield), adorned with garlands
Materials known Nickel; chrome; brass
Button Line reference [114/65]

Comments
Sunderland was not officially granted arms until 1947, therefore arms which pre-date this are regarded as 'assumed'.