morris, there was NO tram route down Rocky Lane, I worked at Hercules Cycles Rocky Lane in 1944 (my 1st job on leaving school). There were 3 routes along Lichfield Rd Aston Cross. the No. 2, 78 and 79 ( Erdington, Short Heath and Pype Hayes) plus the 3X from Witton which came down Park Rd, all passing top of Rocky Lane on way to City centre. I lived in Queens Rd and if weather was bad would catch the 3X otherwise I would walk. Eric
G'day, Cookie, Have you any info of this Tram/Bus? I came across it browsing old pics, looks like Stockland green to Short Heathcan any one tell me please if trams ran from nechell green down rocky lane to aston cross its on the number 8 route. I always thought my granddad died on tram in rocky lane,but someone said it could not be a tram because they never run down there only buses.my granddad john bullock died 6 jan 1943. Has anyone any ideas as to find out if it was in local papers.
Many thanks reg morris
This was, as far as I recall, a guided busway, located on the former tramway trackbed. It was not a success.G'day, Cookie, Have you any info of this Tram/Bus? I came across it browsing old pics, looks like Stockland green to Short Heath
We have in Adelaide one simular it's called The O'Bahn but it runs on a guided track system most of the way once out of the city.
Tracline 65 was the experimental guided bus system that was laid in 1984 to take buses on a concrete track of about 600 metres from Stockland Green along Streetly Road to Short Heath. This was the first of these systems in the UK and was used to test how ell the system worked.This was, as far as I recall, a guided busway, located on the former tramway trackbed. It was not a success.
I never saw this experiment and I am sure others on this Forum will have more details; the dates and time scale of the experiment. I believe, but cannot recall in which other city, a similar trial was made.