Series VPRS 8069
Record of Details re Requests for, Construction of, and Opening and Closing of Various Tramways
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Date Range: Series ? 1920 - ? 1940
  Series in Custody 1920 - 1940
  Contents 1885 - 1940
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1920 - 1940 Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board VA 2694
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1989 - cont Public Transport Corporation VA 2984
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    This series consists of a single volume comprising four separate records of details regarding requests for, construction of, and the opening and closing of various tramways. The records were created by the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board (VA 2694) between circa 1920 and 1940. The presence of several records within the volume is indicated by plastic tabs which denote the start of each section. The four records are as follows:

    1. Record of Authority for Construction of New Tramways

    This record was maintained between 15 October 1920 and 22 December 1926 and records for each tramway route various details, including:

    - the date approved by the Board;

    - under what authority construction was to take place and the date of such authority;

    - the date of any relevant reports by the Railways Standing Committee; and

    - the number and date of a relevant Act or date of Order-in-Council

    The nature of various references to sequential file numbers is not clear, except to suggest that the documents to which the details relate were systematically filed.

    2. Record of Requests for Tramways under Municipal Guarantee

    This record was maintained between 18 December 1923 and 14 January 1938 and records for each proposed route various details, including:

    - the municipalities concerned
    - the date of the application for estimates
    - the date estimates were submitted to Council

    It is evident that the requests were made according to sections 15 to 26 of the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Act 1923 (No.3308).

    3. Record of Requests for Tramway Reserves

    This record was maintained between 26 March 1924 and circa 1935 and records for each street in which a reserve was requested by the M.M.T.B. various details, including:

    - the date of the requests to councils to join with the Board
    - the Councils concerned
    - the particulars of the Council's reply
    - the Ministers decision

    It is evident that the requests were made by the M.M.T.B. according to section 4 of Act No.3308.

    4. Record of Opening and Closing Dates of Various Routes within the Cable and Electric Systems

    This record was evidently maintained between circa 1924 and 1940 although it includes details dating back to 1885.

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