Hastings Tramway Company

Owner Hastings and District Electric Tramways Company
Opened 3rd July 1905 (overhead electric)
Operator Hastings and District Electric Tramways Company
First stud electric service 12th January 1907 (sea front only, on the Dolter stud system)
First petrol electric service 16th March 1914 (sea front only)
Last stud electric service 26th March 1914
Last petrol electric service circa March 1921
Closed 15th May 1929
Length 19.57 miles
Gauge 3ft 6ins

Button description Title ('HASTINGS TRAMWAY COMPANY') within a garter, surrounding a monogram of interwoven initials, 'HTC'.
Materials known Brass
Button Line reference [113/34A]

Comments The Hastings Tramway Company continued to use the name long after it had converted the system to trolleybus operation; the second button depicted (chrome) certainly post-dates the tramway era.