CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3508/2
TitleAberdeen Corporation Tramways/Transport
Date1898 - 1970s
Extent90 volumes;8 files; 616 items
Administrative HistoryAberdeen Corporation first assumed control of public transport in Aberdeen through its operation of the tramways. The Corporation bus fleet expanded from the 1920s onwards and increasingly became part of 'Aberdeen Corporation Transport'.

Aberdeen Corporation Transport Department was run by a General Manager, assisted by a deputy general manager (in charge of traffic), a commercial and administrative officer (in charge of wages and tickets), and a rolling stock engineer (in charge of repairs). The General Manager reported to the Transport Convener who chaired the Transport Committtee, a strategic policy body. Until 1950 the chairmanship of the Transport Committee was a politically influential position, and several conveners went on to the lord provostship. After 1975 local authorities were reorganised and transport became a regional rather than municipal concern.

Beach Tramway opened July 4th, 1901.
Provisional Order for Aberdeen Suburban Tramways - 19th December 1901.
Sunday cars in Aberdeen, 1902.
Ferryhill Tramway opened, 24th June, 1903.
Deeside Suburban Tramway opened 21st June 1904.
First "Pay as you enter" cars in Britain used in Aberdeen. - 28th December, 1912.
DescriptionBye-laws and regulations; general manager's report book; financial report; minutes of inspectors' meetings; traffic control inspectors' diaries; performance records; staff records; plans; maps; timetables; tickets; posters; cartoons; photographs.
Access StatusOpen
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