THE GS TRAM SITE

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3 Oct. 1934

The London tram and underground network after the merger of all tramway and underground operations in the London area, which took place on 1 July 1933.




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Because of the complexity of the London-area rail transportation system, there are altogether six maps showing the routes:

It is possible to by-pass the maps:


CENTRAL LONDON

London 1934 downtown tram map


NORTH LONDON

North London 1934 tram map


EAST LONDON

East London 1934 tram map


SOUTHEAST LONDON

Southeast London 1934 tram map


SOUTH LONDON

South London 1934 tram map


WEST LONDON

West London 1934 tram map


ABBREVIATIONS ON THE MAPS

AB Albert Bridge LBS London Bridge Station
AG Aldersgate LR Latimer Road
AP Alexandra Palace LS Leicester Square
AT Acton Town LSS Liverpool Street Station
Aw Aldwych MaH Mansion House
AWT Archway Tavern (Highgate) ME Mile End
BA Bakers Arms MH Manor House
BB Blackfriars Bridge MLB Marylebone
BF Blackfriars MP Manor Park
BG Bethnal Green MwH Muswell Hill
BGr Bruce Grove (in Tottenham) OC Oxford Circus
Br Brockley OS Old Street
BS Baker Street PB Putney Bridge
BSB Battersea Bridge PC Piccadilly Circus
BSS Broad Street Station PG Palmers Green
BT Blackwall Tunnel PHF Parliament Hill Fields
CB Chelsea Bridge PR Peckham Rye
Ch Church PW Purley Way (in Croydon)
CJ Clapham Junction RAD Royal Albert Dock
CR Commercial Road SA South Acton
CSS Cannon Street Station SB Shepherd's Bush
CT Canning Town Sd Shoreditch
CW Camberwell Sf Smithfield
CX Charing Cross SH Stamford Hill
DR Dulwich Road SN Stoke Newington
E&C Elephant & Castle SS Savoy Street
EIDR East India Dock Road SSC Seven Sisters Corner
ER Edgware Road SW Stockwell
FL Ferry Lane (in Tottenham) SWB Southwark Bridge
FP Finsbury Park TB Tower Bridge
FS Fenchurch Street Station TCR Tottenham Court Road
FSS Farringdon Street Station TG Turnham Green
GG Greengate TH Town Hall
GL Green Lanes TJ Tooting Junction
GR Gloucester Road UP Upton Park
HB Highbury Station V&AD Victoria & Albert Docks
HE Hop Exchange VB Vauxhall Bridge
HR Harrow Road VE Victoria Embankment
HV Holborn Viaduct Station WB Westminster Bridge
HW Hounslow West WCh Whitechapel
KB Kew Bridge WF Wanstead Flats
KR King's Road WG Wood Green
KS Kingsway Subway WH West Ham
KT Kentish Town WlB Waterloo Bridge
LaB Lambeth Bridge WP Wanstead Park
LB London Bridge WS Waterloo Station

ROUTES

TRAM ROUTES

Operator: London Passenger Transport Board

Note: Some route numbers are duplicated and even triplicated. In such cases, the second occurrence of a route number has an asterisk (*) after it, while the third has a cross (+). These symbols were not used by London Transport, however.

  1 Stratford – East Ham Town Hall
  1A Stratford – East Ham Upton Park
  2 Victoria Embankment – [Blackfriars Bridge – Elephant & Castle] [back: Westminster Bridge] – Kennington – Stockwell – Clapham – Balham – Tooting – Merton – Wimbledon Station
  3 Holborn – King's Cross – Kentish Town – Hampstead
  4 Victoria Embankment – [ Westminster Bridge] [back: Elephant & Castle – Blackfriars Bridge ] – Kennington – Stockwell – Clapham – Balham – Tooting – Merton – Wimbledon Station
  5 Moorgate – Old Street – Angel – Finsbury – King's Cross – Camden Town – Hampstead
  5* West Croydon – South Norwood – Crystal Palace
  6 City – Southwark Bridge – Southwark – Elephant & Castle – Kennington – Stockwell – Clapham – Balham – Tooting – Tooting Junction
  7 Holborn – King's Cross – Kentish Town – Parliament Hill Fields
  7* Shepherd's Bush – Acton – Ealing – Southall – Hayes – Uxbridge
  7+ West Croydon – Croydon – Wallington – Sutton
  8 Victoria Station – Vauxhall Bridge – Vauxhall – Stockwell – [Clapham – Balham] [back: Streatham – Brixton] – Tooting
  9 Moorgate – Old Street – Angel – Islington – Holloway – Highgate – East Finchley – North Finchley
10 City – Southwark Bridge – Southwark – Elephant & Castle – Kennington – Brixton – Streatham – Tooting
10* Stratford – Plaistow – Greengate – East Ham Upton Park – West Ham – Stratford [Circular route, both directions] [Weekdays only]
11 Moorgate – Old Street – Shoreditch Park – Holloway – Highgate Village
12 Hop Exchange – Southwark – Lambeth – Vauxhall – Battersea – Wandsworth – Tooting – Tooting Junction
14 Hop Exchange – Southwark – Blackfriars Bridge – Victoria Embankment – Westminster Bridge – Vauxhall – Battersea – Wandsworth [Weekdays only]
15 Moorgate – Old Street – Angel – Finsbury – King's Cross – Kentish Town – Parliament Hill Fields
16 Victoria Embankment – [Blackfriars Bridge – Elephant & Castle] [back: Westminster Bridge] – Kennington – Brixton – Streatham – Norbury – Croydon – Purley
17 Farringdon Street Station – King's Cross – Holloway – Highgate (Archway Tavern)
18 Victoria Embankment – [ Westminster Bridge] [back: Elephant & Castle – Blackfriars Bridge ] – Kennington – Brixton – Streatham – Norbury – Croydon – Purley
19 Euston Road – Camden Town – Kentish Town – Highgate – Highgate – East Finchley – North Finchley – Barnet
20 Victoria Station – Vauxhall Bridge – Vauxhall – Stockwell – [Brixton – Streatham] [back: Balham – Clapham] – Tooting
21 Holborn – King's Cross – Holloway – Finsbury Park – Manor House – Wood Green – New Southgate – North Finchley
23 Tottenham (Ferry Lane) – Walthamstow – Woodford
26 Hop Exchange – Southwark – Blackfriars Bridge – Victoria Embankment – Westminster Bridge – Vauxhall – Clapham Junction – Wandsworth – Putney – Putney Bridge - Hammersmith – Chiswick – Kew Bridge
27 Euston Road – Camden Town – Kentish Town – Holloway – Finsbury Park – Manor House – Seven Sisters Corner – Tottenham – Edmonton Town Hall [Weekdays only]
28 Victoria Station – Vauxhall Bridge – Vauxhall – Clapham Junction – Wandsworth – Putney – Putney Bridge - Hammersmith – Shepherd's Bush – Harlesden
29 Euston Road – Camden Town – Kentish Town – Holloway – Finsbury Park – Manor House – Wood Green – Palmers Green – Enfield
30 West Croydon – Mitcham – Tooting Junction – Tooting – Wandsworth – Putney – Putney Bridge - Hammersmith – Shepherd's Bush – Harrow Road
31 Hackney – Bethnal Green – Shoreditch – Old Street – Bloomsbury – Kingsway Subway – Victoria Embankment – Westminster Bridge – Vauxhall – Battersea – Wandsworth
32 Chelsea Bridge – Clapham
33 Manor House – Green Lanes – Islington – Angel – Bloomsbury – Kingsway Subway – Victoria Embankment – Westminster Bridge – Kennington – Brixton – Dulwich Road – West Norwood
34 Chelsea (King's Road) – Battersea Bridge – Battersea – Clapham Junction – Clapham – Stockwell – Brixton – Camberwell – Elephant & Castle – Blackfriars Bridge – Blackfriars
35 Highgate (Archway Tavern) – Holloway – Islington – Angel – Bloomsbury – Kingsway Subway – Victoria Embankment – Westminster Bridge – Elephant & Castle – Camberwell – Peckham – New Cross – Brockley – Forest Hill
35A Highbury Station – Islington – Angel – Bloomsbury – Kingsway Subway – Victoria Embankment – Westminster Bridge – Elephant & Castle
36 Victoria Embankment – Westminster Bridge [back: Blackfriars Bridge ] – Elephant & Castle – Bricklayers Arms – New Cross – Greenwich – Woolwich – Plumstead – Abbey Wood
37 Wood Green – Alexandra Palace
38 Victoria Embankment – Blackfriars Bridge [back: Westminster Bridge] – Elephant & Castle – Bricklayers Arms – New Cross – Greenwich – Woolwich – Plumstead – Abbey Wood
39 Tottenham (Bruce Grove) – Wood Green – Muswell Hill [in the afternoon/evening: – Alexandra Palace]
39A Tottenham (Bruce Grove) – Wood Green
40 Victoria Embankment (Savoy Street) – Westminster Bridge – Kennington – Camberwell – Peckham – New Cross – Greenwich – Woolwich – Plumstead – Abbey Wood
41 Moorgate – Old Street – Shoreditch Park – Green Lanes – Manor House
42 South Croydon – Croydon – Thornton Heath
43 Holborn – Old Street – Shoreditch – Dalston – Stoke Newington – Stamford Hill
44 Woolwich – Eltham Church [Weekdays only]
45 Cricklewood – Golders Green – Finchley – North Finchley
46 City – Southwark Bridge – Southwark – New Cross – Lewisham – Eltham Church – Woolwich
47 London Docks – Aldgate – Spitalfields – Shoreditch – Dalston – Stoke Newington – Stamford Hill
48 City – Southwark Bridge – Southwark – Elephant & Castle – Camberwell – West Norwood
49 Liverpool Street Station – Shoreditch – Dalston – Stoke Newington – Stamford Hill – Seven Sisters Corner – Tottenham – Edmonton Town Hall [Weekdays only]
49A Ponders End – Enfield [Weekdays only]
51 Aldersgate – Angel – Islington – Green Lanes – Manor House – Muswell Hill
53 Euston Road – Camden Town – Kentish Town – Holloway – Finsbury Park – Manor House – Stamford Hill – Hackney – Bethnal Green – Whitechapel – Aldgate
54 Victoria Station – Vauxhall Bridge – Vauxhall – Kennington – Camberwell – Peckham – New Cross – Lewisham – Catford – Downham – Grove Park
55 Bloomsbury – Old Street – Shoreditch – Bethnal Green – Hackney – Bakers Arms – Leyton [Weekdays only]
55* Brentford – Hanwell
56 Victoria Embankment – Blackfriars Bridge [back: Westminster Bridge] – Elephant & Castle – Camberwell – Peckham Rye
57 Liverpool Street Station – Shoreditch – Bethnal Green – Hackney – Bakers Arms – Walthamstow – Chingford Mount
57* Shepherd's Bush – Hammersmith – Chiswick – Brentford – Hounslow
58 Victoria Station – Vauxhall Bridge – Vauxhall – Kennington – Camberwell – Dulwich – Forest Hill – Catford – Lewisham – Greenwich – Blackwall Tunnel
59 Holborn – King's Cross – Holloway – Finsbury Park – Manor House – Seven Sisters Corner – Tottenham – Edmonton Town Hall
60 Paddington – Harrow Road – Harlesden – Cricklewood – Golders Green – Finchley – North Finchley
61 Aldgate – Whitechapel – Mile End – Bow – Stratford – Whipps Cross – Bakers Arms
62 Victoria Embankment (Savoy Street) – Westminster Bridge – Elephant & Castle – Camberwell – Dulwich – Forest Hill – Catford – Lewisham – Greenwich – Blackwall Tunnel [Weekdays only]
62* Paddington – Harrow Road – Harlesden – Wembley – Sudbury
63 Aldgate – Whitechapel – Mile End – Bow – Stratford – West Ham – Manor Park – Ilford
63* Shepherd's Bush – Hammersmith – Chiswick – Kew Bridge
64 Cricklewood – Hendon – Edgware [Weekdays only]
65 Bloomsbury – Old Street – Spitalfields – Commercial Road – East India Dock Road – Poplar (Blackwall Tunnel)
66 Victoria Embankment (Savoy Street) – Blackfriars Bridge – Elephant & Castle – Camberwell – Peckham – New Cross – Brockley – Forest Hill [Weekdays only]
66* Acton – Harlesden – Cricklewood – Hendon – Edgware – Canons Park
67 Aldgate – Commercial Road – East India Dock Road – Poplar – Canning Town – East Ham – Barking
67* Hammersmith – Chiswick – Brentford – Isleworth – Twickenham – Hampton – Hampton Court
68 Waterloo Station – Elephant & Castle – Bricklayers Arms – Bermondsey – Surrey Docks – Greenwich Church
68* Acton – Harlesden [Weekdays only]
69 Canning Town – Plaistow – Stratford
70 London Bridge – Bermondsey – Surrey Docks – Greenwich Church
71 [Weekdays: Aldersgate – Angel – Islington – Holloway – Finsbury Park] [Sundays: Wood Green] – Manor House – Stamford Hill – Hackney – Bethnal Green – Whitechapel – Aldgate
72 Victoria Embankment (Savoy Street) – Westminster Bridge – Kennington – Camberwell – Peckham – New Cross – Lewisham – Eltham – Woolwich
73 Wanstead Park – Manor Park – East Ham – Royal Albert Dock
74 Blackfriars – Blackfriars Bridge – Elephant & Castle – Bricklayers Arms – New Cross – Brockley – Catford – Downham
75 Holborn – Angel – Islington – Dalston – Stoke Newington – Stamford Hill [Weekdays only]
77 Aldersgate – Angel – Islington – Dalston – Hackney – Mile End – West India Docks
78 Victoria Station – Vauxhall Bridge – Vauxhall – Stockwell – Brixton – Dulwich Road – West Norwood
79 Smithfield – Angel – Holloway – Finsbury Park – Manor House – Seven Sisters Corner – Tottenham – Edmonton Town Hall – Ponders End – Waltham Cross
81 Bloomsbury – Angel – Islington – Dalston – Hackney – Bakers Arms – Whipps Cross – Woodford
83 Moorgate – Old Street – Shoreditch Park – Dalston – Stoke Newington – Stamford Hill [Weekdays only]
84 Victoria Embankment – Westminster Bridge [back: Blackfriars Bridge] – Elephant & Castle – Camberwell – Peckham Rye
85 Leyton – Higham Hill
87 Bakers Arms – Leyton – Stratford – Plaistow – Victoria & Albert Docks
89 Hammersmith – Acton
91 Barking – Ilford – Barkingside
93 Barking – Ilford – Chadwell Heath
95 Canning Town – Upton Park – West Ham – Wanstead Flats
96 Woolwich – Plumstead – Bexleyheath – Horns Cross
97 Chingford Mount – Walthamstow – Bakers Arms – Leyton – West Ham – Victoria & Albert Docks
98 Abbey Wood – Erith – Bexleyheath
99 Stratford – Plaistow – Greengate – Victoria & Albert Docks

UNDERGROUND ROUTES

Operator: London Passenger Transport Board

Note: The one- or two-letter route designations are strictly local to this site, and have never been used by the operating companies. Branches of individual lines are listed separately.

B Bakerloo Line Elephant & Castle – Waterloo – Charing Cross – Piccadilly Circus – Oxford Circus – Marylebone – Paddington – Maida Vale – Harlesden – Wembley – Harrow & Wealdstone – Watford Junction
Ce Central Line Liverpool Street Station – Bank – Holborn – Tottenham Court Road – Oxford Circus – Marble Arch – Notting Hill – Shepherd's Bush – Ealing Broadway
D District Line [Ealing Broadway – Acton Town] / [Richmond] – Turnham Green – Hammersmith – Earl's Court – Gloucester Road – South Kensington – Victoria Station – Embankment – Blackfriars – Aldgate – Whitechapel – Mile End – Barking – Dagenham – Upminster
D District Line [Branch:] Edgware Road – Paddington Station – Notting Hill – High Street Kensington – Earl's Court – Putney – Wimbledon
D District Line [Branch:] Hounslow West – Acton Town
D District Line [Branch:] Acton Town – South Acton
M Metropolitan Line Hammersmith – Shepherd's Bush – Paddington – Edgware – Baker Street – Euston – King's Cross St Pancras – Farringdon Street Station – Moorgate – Liverpool Street Station – Whitechapel / Mansion House
M Metropolitan Line [Branch:] Kensington (Addison Road) – Latimer Road
M Metropolitan Line [Branch:] Baker Street – South Hampstead – Wembley Park – Harrow – Ruislip – Uxbridge
M Metropolitan Line [Branch:] Wembley Park – Stanmore
M Metropolitan Line [Branch:] Harrow – Moor Park – Watford / Chesham / Brill / Verney Junction
M Metropolitan Line [Branch:] Shoreditch – Whitechapel – Surrey Docks – New Cross Gate / New Cross
N Northern Line Edgware – Hendon – Golders Green – Hamstead – Camden Town – Euston – Tottenham Court Road – Leicester Square – Charing Cross – Waterloo – Kennington – Stockwell – Clapham – Tooting – Morden
N Northern Line [Branch:] Archway – Kentish Town – Camden Town
N Northern Line [Branch:] Camden Town – Euston – King's Cross St.Pancras – Angel – Old Street – Moorgate – Bank – Elephant & Castle – Kennington
N Northern Line [Branch:] Moorgate – Finsbury Park
P Piccadilly Line Uxbridge – Ruislip – Sudbury – North Ealing – Acton Town – Turnham Green – Hammersmith – Earl's Court – Gloucester Road – South Kensington – Knightsbridge – Piccadilly Circus – Leicester Square – Holborn – King's Cross St.Pancras – Finsbury Park – Manor House – Wood Green – Southgate – Cockfosters
P Piccadilly Line [Branch:] Hounslow West – Acton Town
P Piccadilly Line [Branch]: Holborn – Aldwych
W&C Waterloo & City Line Waterloo – Bank


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tramway: 523 km.
  • Underground: ? km.


HISTORY

Tramways

  • Horse–powered:1860 – (First World War.)
  • First-generation electric tramway (conduit and overhead electric supply): 1901 - 6 July 1952.
  • Revived tramway (electric overhead): May 2000 – today.

Rapid transit

  • Dockland Light Railway (electric, 3rd rail): 31 Aug. 1987 - today.
  • Underground: 10 Jan. 1863 - today (steam: 1863 - 1961; electric: 18 Dec. 1890 - today)

GAUGE

  • Tramway (1st generation): 1435 mm.
  • Dockland Light Railway: 1435 mm.
  • Underground: 1435 mm. (also 2140 mm., 1863-1869)

SOURCES

PRINT

  • Bett, W.H. & Gillham, J.C. Great British tramway networks. London: Light Railway Transport League, 1962.
  • British Railways pre-grouping Atlas and Gazetteer. London: Ian Allan, 5th ed., 1980.
  • "London Tramlink", Tramways & Urban Transit, May 2012 (75: 893), Supplement, 16p.
  • "London Underground: 150 years and moving forward", Tramways & Urban Transit, Feb. 2014 (77: 914), p.61-79.
  • Oakley, E.R. & Holland, C.E. London Transport Tramways, 1933-1952. Bexleyheath (Kent): London Tramways History Group, 1998.
  • Owen, N. "Croydon: A successful first half-year", Tramways & Urban Transit, Dec. 2000 (63: 756), p.448-450.
  • Pulling, N. "System Factfile No. 34: London Docklands, UK", Tramways & Urban Transit, July 2010 (73: 871), p.259-262.
  • Rose, D. The London Underground: A diagrammatic history (sheet map). London: Douglas Rose, 2nd ed., 1983.
  • Streeter; T. "DLR: BIM Innovations", Tramways & Urban Transit, March 2016 (79: 939), p.100-102.
  • Trolleybus & tram route map (sheet map). London: London Transport, 1950.
  • Wyse, J. & Bayman, B. "Light rail comes to London: The DLR opens". In: Light Rail '87. London: Light Rail Transit Association, 1987 [p.13-24].

WIKIS

WEB SITES

Also, thanks to Geoffrey Tribe (from Leighton Buzzard, England) for information obtained through personal communication.