The Glasgow trams were the last network of its kind in the country.

The long, teary goodbye for the Glasgow trams

Around a quarter of a million people gathered to wave goodbye to the Glasgow trams in September 1962.

Tears were shed and emotions ran high as the last trams, which had served the city for 90 years, rolled through the streets for the final time.

Glasgow was the last city in the UK to retain its tram system, apart from Blackpool which kept a tram rolling on the seafront.

5. Last trams in the UK

Glasgow was the last city in the UK to retain its tram system, apart from Blackpool which kept a tram rolling on the seafront.
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By 1947, there were more than 1,200 trams criss-crossing the city with the Glasgow pioneering the design of new, modern vehicles.

6. Criss-crossing the city

By 1947, there were more than 1,200 trams criss-crossing the city with the Glasgow pioneering the design of new, modern vehicles.
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In 1953, the decision was taken not to replace part of the ageing fleet with this regarded as the beginning of the end for the service.

7. Beginning of the end

In 1953, the decision was taken not to replace part of the ageing fleet with this regarded as the beginning of the end for the service.
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In 1953, the decision was taken not to replace part of the ageing fleet with this regarded as the beginning of the end for the service.
In 1953, the decision was taken not to replace part of the ageing fleet with this regarded as the beginning of the end for the service.
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