Closure of Route
February 13th, 1935.
Northern Daily Telegraph: Febraury 13th, 1935. Page 9, Col. 6.
The Last Shall Be The First. Buses For Trams On Blackburn Route.
The last tram service introduced at Blackburn is the first to be discontinued. At eleven o'clock tonight the last tram will leave for Audley, and tomorrow will see the advent of the bus. The service started on December 4, 1903, two months after the Witton route had been extended to Cherry Tree. As the narrow streets made a double track impossible, long halts on the loops and a comparatively slow service resulted.