Tram Networks
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There were two passenger tramway networks in Aberdeen. From the GNSR point of view, these were competitors. If things had happened otherwise, there might have been a degree of integration between railway and passenger tramways and/or between passenger tramways and the harbour rail network. The city network, shown at its maximum extent on the left (click on image to enlarge), was initially a private company, but was taken over by Aberdeen Corporation, via the xxxx Act. Because the Corporation believed that it did not have the power to operate trams beyond the then City boundaries, it encouraged the creation of a private company to operate the “District” network. This extended the city network south-westwards, operating two routes - from Woodside to Bankhead and from Mannofield via Cults to Bieldside Church - with depots at Mannofield and Bankhead. For most of its operating life (1904 to 1927), the trams also ran onwards over the Corporation tracks from Mannofield to Castlegate and from Bankhead to St Nicholas Street, although there were occasions when disputes and unpaid bills intervened. [This page has yet to be written].