The days when Kirkcaldy’s trams carried 35,000 passengers

Pic: Fife Free Press
Pic: Fife Free Press

There was a time when Kirkcaldy High Street heard the clatter of the trams on a daily basis.

This picture, from 1902, shows work under way to lay the lines along the main shopping street.

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The work cost of £37,000.

Such was the public’s interest that, in the first week operation, the trams carried the 35,000 passengers – the population of Kirkcaldy twice over!

The trams ran until 1931 when, as a result of competition from buses and ever increasing maintenance costs, the service was discontinued.

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