Maidstone Corporation Tramways

Maidstone Corporation Tramways

Tramlines in Barming
Locale Maidstone
Open 14 July 1904
Close 11 February 1930
Status Closed
Track gauge 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)
Propulsion system(s) Electric
Route length 5.25 miles (8.45 km)

Maidstone Corporation Tramways operated a tramway service in Maidstone in England between 1904 and 1930.[1]


Maidstone Corporation began operation on 14 July 1904 with the introduction of a tram service to Barming, supplemented by routes to Loose and Tovil by 1907.[2]

The company depot and offices were located on the north side of Tonbridge Road, about 50 metres east of its junction with Queens Road at TQ 7372 5510, and a tramshed with a capacity of four tramcars was located near Pickering Street in Loose at TQ 7630 5270.[2]


The tramway service closed on 11 February 1930 as part of a programme of conversion to trolleybus operation. Tramcar 18 survives and is in storage in Dover awaiting restoration.[3]


  1. The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.
  2. 1 2 Harley, Robert J. (1994). Maidstone and Chatham Tramways. Middleton Press. ISBN 1-873793-40-5.

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