Coventry Tramways Depots

Coventry Trams were housed in two depots. Both were operational as tram depots until 1940.

Foleshill Depot

Foleshill depot was the first to be opened. It was sited near Old Church Road and was opened in 1884. After the end of tram services, the depot was used as a bus garage until 1954 when a new garage was opened at Sandy Lane. However, the building was retained by the City Council and used for other purposes.

Priestley's Bridge Depot

The second depot opened at Priestley's Bridge on the Stoney Stanton Road in 1899. Some of the depot buildings were destroyed by bombing. After the end of tram services, Priestley's Bridge depot was also used in conjunction with bus operations. The site was on land which adjoined the later Harnall Lane bus depot, and the main tram depot building was converted for use as a paintshop. The tramway power station adjacent to the depot building also remained in use as a store. They fulfilled these roles until 1986 when the new garage at Wheatley Street was opened.


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