Northampton's Trams and Buses: A Journey Through Time (Pen & Sword)

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Northampton, the county town of Northamptonshire, is rich in transport history. 1880 saw several tram routes commence operation within the Northampton Borough, being operated by the Northampton Street Tramway Company. After this, public transport in the town began to develop. The tram network was electrified in 1901, and in the 1910s a number of independent bus operators begin to link Northampton with surrounding villages, introducing motor bus operation into the town. Over the years, Northampton has been home to numerous independent bus and coach operators. Two major operators also served the town, Northampton Corporation Transport (later Northampton Transport and First Northampton) and United Counties / Stagecoach Midlands.

In Northampton’s Trams and Buses: A Journey Through Time the author, David Beddall, examines a time line from the formation of the Northampton Street Tramways Company in 1880, through to the many bus changes which took place in 2021. He explores the development of the tram network within Northampton, as well as reviewing how bus services in the Northampton, Wootton, Hardingstone and Moulton areas of Northamptonshire have developed from the early 1900s to 2021.

54 black & white and 142 colour photographs. Hardback. 200 pages.

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