The End of the Tramway Service in Worcester

  • 26 May 2023
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In 1926, the Corporation of Worcester obtained an Act of Parliament authorising it to purchase the tramways as a going concern, and leased the undertaking to the Birmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus Co. Ltd. (the Midland Red), for 21 years. Negotiations then commenced with the Worcester Electric Traction Co. for the purchase of the tramways, the purchase price being agreed at £58,000, plus the stock at the time of the valuation. The entire tramway system ceased operation on May 31, 1928, and the Midland Red Bus Service began on the following day.