THE GS TRAM SITE

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7 Jan. 1952

The London tram and underground network a few months before the tram system was shut down




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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 1952 downtown tram map


NORTH LONDON

North London 1952 tram map


EAST LONDON

East London 1952 tram map


SOUTHEAST LONDON

Southeast London 1952 tram map


SOUTH LONDON

South London 1952 tram map


WEST LONDON

West London 1952 tram map


ABBREVIATIONS ON THE MAPS

AB Albert Bridge LB London Bridge
AT Acton Town LBS London Bridge Station
Aw Aldwych LS Leicester Square
BB Blackfriars Bridge LSS Liverpool Street Station
BF Blackfriars MaH Mansion House
BSB Battersea Bridge MLB Marylebone
BSS Broad Street Station OC Oxford Circus
CB Chelsea Bridge PC Piccadilly Circus
CSS Cannon Street Station SA South Acton
CX Charing Cross SB Shepherd's Bush
DR Dulwich Road Sd Shoreditch
E&C Elephant & Castle SS Savoy Street
ER Edgware Road SWB Southwark Bridge
FS Fenchurch Street Station TB Tower Bridge
FSS Farringdon Street Station TCR Tottenham Court Road
GR Gloucester Road TG Turnham Green
HB Highbury Station VB Vauxhall Bridge
HV Holborn Viaduct Station VE Victoria Embankment
KS Kingsway Subway WB Westminster Bridge
LaB Lambeth Bridge WlB Waterloo Bridge

ROUTES

Operator: London Transport Executive

TRAM ROUTES

33 Manor House – Green Lanes – Islington – Angel – Bloomsbury – Kingsway Subway – Victoria Embankment – Westminster Bridge – Kennington – Brixton – Dulwich Road – West Norwood
35 Highgate (Archway Tavern) – Holloway – Islington – Angel – Bloomsbury – Kingsway Subway – Victoria Embankment – Westminster Bridge – Elephant & Castle – Camberwell – Peckham – New Cross – Brockley – Forest Hill
36 Victoria Embankment – Westminster Bridge [back: Blackfriars Bridge ] – Elephant & Castle – Bricklayers Arms – New Cross – Greenwich – Woolwich – Plumstead – Abbey Wood
38 Victoria Embankment – Blackfriars Bridge [back: Westminster Bridge] – Elephant & Castle – Bricklayers Arms – New Cross – Greenwich – Woolwich – Plumstead – Abbey Wood
40 Victoria Embankment (Savoy Street) – Westminster Bridge – Kennington – Camberwell – Peckham – New Cross – Greenwich – Woolwich
44 Woolwich – Eltham Church - Eltham Green [Weekdays only]
46 City – Southwark Bridge – Southwark – New Cross – Lewisham – Eltham Green - Eltham Church – Woolwich
72 Victoria Embankment (Savoy Street) – Westminster Bridge – Kennington – Camberwell – Peckham – New Cross – Lewisham – Eltham Green – Woolwich

UNDERGROUND ROUTES

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
B Bakerloo Line [Branch:] Baker Street – South Hampstead – Wembley Park – Stanmore
C Circle Line Gloucester Road – South Kensington – Victoria Station – Embankment – Blackfriars – Aldgate – Liverpool Street Station – Moorgate - Farringdon Street Station – King's Cross St Pancras – Euston - Baker Street - Edgware - Paddington - Notting Hill - High Street Kensington - Gloucester Road [Circular route, both directions]
Ce Central Line Epping - Loughton - Woodford - Leytonstone - Leyton - Startford - Mile End - Liverpool Street Station – Bank – Holborn – Tottenham Court Road – Oxford Circus – Marble Arch – Notting Hill – Shepherd's Bush – North Acton - Ealing Broadway
Ce Central Line [Branch; stem traction]: Ongar - Epping
Ce Central Line [Branch]: Woodford - Chigwell - Hainault - Barkingside - Wanstead - Leytonstone
Ce Central Line [Branch]: North Acton - Greenford - West Ruislip
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
D District Line [Branch:] Earl's Court - Kensington (Olympia)
M Metropolitan Line Hammersmith – Shepherd's Bush – Paddington – Edgware – Baker Street – Euston – King's Cross St Pancras – Farringdon Street Station – Moorgate – Liverpool Street Station – Aldgate - Whitechapel – Mile End – Barking
M Metropolitan Line [Branch:] Baker Street – South Hampstead – Wembley Park – Harrow – Ruislip – Uxbridge
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
M Metropolitan Line [Branch:] Aldgate - Mansion House
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:] High Barnet - Finchley - Highgate - Archway – Kentish Town – Camden Town
N Northern Line [Branch:] Mill Hill East - Finchley
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: 75 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.


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