“Official permission has been given for construction of the two Yokohama Town Electric Railways projected by Mr. Hiranuma and twenty two others. The charter runs until the 30th of June of the 85th year of Meiji, a period of 51 years and 9 months from the present time.
“One of the lines starts from Takashima-cho 10-chome, traverses Uchida-machi, crosses Oye-bashi, traverses Onoye-cho and reaches the Recreation Ground. The other line sets out from Nishi-no-hashi, passes along the Ooka-gawa, turns to the right beside Minato-bashi, emerges at Kaigan-dori, passes the front of the Customs House, traverses Satsuma-cho, and reaches Hanazono-bashi.”
– The Japan Daily Mail, Oct. 6, 1900