Tuesday, 7 June 2016

In praise of the tram: how a love of cars killed the workers' transport system | Cities | The Guardian

In praise of the tram: how a love of cars killed the workers' transport system | Cities | The Guardian
... Trams were able to cater for the masses, and since the roads were so bad, laying tracks enabled far more efficient progress. The first horse-drawn trams appeared in London along the Bayswater Road between Marble Arch and Notting Hill Gate in 1861. They were a failure, but by the end of the decade tram systems had been laid in Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh too. London saw its first regular tram service running in south London between Brixton and Kennington in 1870. ...

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