Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: August 07, 2019
Webpage updated: August 07, 2019




Commencement (see note A below)

When through running was introduced on Monday October 23rd 1916, this route was a combination of Plymouth Corporation's Theatre Royal to Peverell Corner and the Devonport and District Tramway Company's Morice Square to Tor Lane services. 

Original Route (see note B below)

Theatre Royal, Lockyer Street, Princess Square, Westwell Street, Basket  Street, Old Town Street, Drake Circus, Tavistock Road, North Hill, Mutley Plain, Hyde Park Road,Peverell Park Road, Peverell Corner, Tavistock Road, Milehouse, Saint Levan Road, Keyham Road, William Street, New Passage Hill, Morice Square.

Fare was one penny for any distance on any one car.  'Children 2 years of age and over must be paid for'.

Subsequent development (see note C below)


Unification of the Network, Saturday July 1st 1922

Became Route 3, Theatre Royal, Mutley Plain, Peverell Corner, Milehouse, Saint Levan Road, North Keyham Gate, South Keyham Gate, Morice Square.

Note A:  Wherever possible an exact date of commencement of a service is shown.  However, in a lot of cases no precise date has been recorded so reference will be made to official returns to the Council or other documentary evidence to narrow the date down as much as possible.

Note B:  This gives the roads and streets the service passed through.  A road or street name in brackets indicates that it has not been confirmed beyond doubt that the road or street was used by buses on this route but it is a "best guess" based on the author's knowledge of the practice at the time.  If it is subsequently confirmed by either documentary or photographic evidence that the road or street was traversed by this service then the brackets will be deleted.

Note C:  Where deviations to the original route are shown they will be from and to a road or street named in the "Original Route" section so that the alteration in route can be easily followed.