Wirral Tramway Company



Owner Wirral Tramway Company
Opened 28th March 1877 (horse)
Took over (operation) 19th January 1878 - newly built tracks at Woodside Ferry owned by Birkenhead Commissioners (the local authority)
Taken over (track) 11th March 1895 (Birkenhead Corporation - lines within Birkenhead)
Operator (lessee) WTCo
Taken over (assets) 31st December 1899 (Birkenhead Corporation) - including company-owned track within Lower Bebington
Last WTCo horse service 8th May 1900
Horse service recommenced 22nd January 1901
Operator (lessee) Birkenhead United Tramway, Omnibus and Carriage Company
Last horse service over former WTCo tracks 22nd January 1901
Length
2.99 miles
Gauge 4ft 8½ins

Button description Uniforms not worn

Comments Surviving photographs suggest that conductors were not issued with uniforms, though none are from earlier than the mid-to-late 1890s (see link).