Halifax Trams

Halifax Trams

Fountain Street was once the starting point for all Halifax Trams services travelling to King Cross Road. This tram traffic was previously dealt with in George Street.

This is a modern view of the previous photograph.

The Tramways Building, built in the early 20th century as offices for Halifax council transport, is now 'Harveys' shop and if you look closely you can still see the 'Tramways Building' sign at its peak. Harveys bought the tramways building in 1988

Halifax Tramways depot was built at Mile Cross/Spring Hall Lane/Highroad Well for the electric tramway which opened on 9th June 1898.

It could only accommodate 18 vehicles. 

 The depot was moved to Skircoat Road in 1905

The Halifax tram system was at its peak in 1929 with 106 trams running on 58 miles of track, and finally closed on February 14th 1939.

The local topography created difficulties for trams.

Buses gradually replaced the trams. 

Tram advertising became popular

North Bridge Tram Disaster


Halifax tram strike started on 22nd August 1906, following the dismissal of Theorore Chadwick,  the driver in the North Bridge Tram accident. On 31st August 1906, 20 drivers were brought from Bristol to help.

On 5th September 1906, a 13,000 signature petition was presented to the Town Council objecting to the Tramways Committee's action.

By the 15th September 1906, 40 drivers had returned to work and the strike ended

(taken from Calderdale Companion)

Another Tram accident. This time at Ambler Thorn, Queensbury


Tram at Skircoat Green

Tram on Union Street

Tram on Wards End 

Tram at Illingworth

Tram outside Old Vic

Trams on Commercial Street

Tram at St.Jude's

Tram at Triangle

Tram at Sowerby Bridge

Tram at Holywell Inn

HALIFAX TRAMWAYS 1935 TT √ tickets 6, 9 & 11 were short workings

Pellon Circular

Waterhouse Street

Raglan Street 

Crossley Terrace

Violet Street

Pellon Station 

Pellon New Road

Pellon (Pellon Barracks)

West End

King Cross

Savile Park

St. Judes Infirmary 

Heath Junction

Fountain Street

Post Office

Waterhouse Street

Halifax - West Vale – Stainland

Halifax (Old Station)

Union Street

Fountain Street

Heath Junction 

Coronation Road 

Dudwell Lane 

Jubilee Road 

Wakefield Road 

Greetland Station 

West Vale (Fountain) 

West Vale

Bradley Hall Lane

Bradley House

Station Hotel


Halifax - Highroad Well

Fountain Street

Post Office

Waterhouse Street

Cow Green 

Rhodes Street

Gladstone Road

Francis Street

Victoria Road

Queen’s Road

Mile Thorn 

Football Ground 

Pellon t (depot) [Spring Hall Lane ]

Highroad Well

Halifax - Brighouse – Bailiff Bridge

Union Street, Halifax

North Bridge [Charlestown Road ]

Beacon Hill Road

St. Thomas’s,

Godley Bridge [St. Thomas’s ]

Stump Cross

Lower Brear 


Country House


South Edge

Broad Oak

Hove Edge

Bute Terrace

Smithy Carr Lane

Garden Road


Thornhill Briggs Road

Belle Vue Mill

Wire Mill

Bailiff Bridge

Halifax - Sowerby Bridge – Triangle

Powell Street, Halifax

Parkinson Lane [Parkinson Lane (King Cross Lane) ]

King Cross

Willow Gardens

Edwards Road

The Farm

Bolton Brow School [Bolton Brow Council School ]

Wharf Street

Sowerby Bridge, Station Road

Jerry Lane [Jerry Mill Lane ]


Halifax - Southowram - Hebden Bridge

Halifax (Old Station)

Union Street

Fountain Street

Bull Green 

Parkinson Lane

King Cross

Cote Hill


Causeway Head 

Tuel Lane

Friendly, Water Hill Lane 

Bar Wood

Daisy Bank

John Naylor Lane 

Cooper House Mills 

Luddenden Foot (Post Office)

Upper Foot


Brier Hey

Mytholmroyd Mytholmroyd (Redacre Lane)

Bank Buildings


Hebden Bridge

formerly from Southowram

Southowram [Bank Top ]

Wiscombe Bank

Bird Cage [Beacon Road ]

Beacon Hill Road

North Bridge

Union Street

Fountain Street (see above)

Halifax - Queensbury

Union Street, Halifax

North Bridge


Chester Road


Punch Bowl

Crow Point

Pleasant View

Crooked Lane

Catherine Slack

Roper Lane

New Dolphin

Fleet Lane


Skircoat Green - Causeway Foot

Skircoat Green

Free School Lane

Heath Junction

Fountain Street

Post Office

Waterhouse Street

Shroggs Road

Nursery Lane

Mason Green

Raw Lane, Illingworth

Pharoah Lane



Rattan Clough

Causeway Foot

Halifax - Shelf

Union Street, Halifax

Stump Cross

Upper Brear

Watering Trough

Quarry House

Church Walk


Cross Roads (Stone Chair)

Clough Mills


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