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The No2. Woodside Tram, 1900
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The No2. Woodside Tram, 1900

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The No2. Woodside Tram, 1900
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The No2. Woodside Tram, 1900
The No2. Woodside Tram. Anderson Road, Aberdeen 1900.

A group of Aberdeen businessmen formed the Aberdeen District Tramways Company in 1871 and proposed a number of tram routes to run within Aberdeen. This was the beginning of the use of horse drawn trams within the city and a regular tram service started to run from St. Nicholas Street to Woodside.

The Aberdeen Corporation purchased the District Tramways in 1898 and started to electrify the tram routes and the first route to be electrified was the Woodside line in December 1899. The trams were a popular and convenient mode of travel and the tramways competed with the railways by providing a similar suburban service.

By the 1950's plans were afoot to replace all of the trams with buses as Aberdeen Transport Committee decided that a modern fleet of buses could provide quicker and more regular services at cheaper running costs. The last tram to Woodside ran in 1955.
Transport, Buses and Trams
Aberdeen Local Studies
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