Webpage created: August 05, 2019
Webpage updated: March 23, 2020
TRAMWAY SERVICE "1" - THEATRE ROYAL to COMPTON LANE END
Plymouth Corporation tramcar number 9 at
Compton Lane End terminus.
Commencement (see note A below)
Opened with horse-trams on Easter Monday April 3rd 1893. Electrified on April 3rd 1901. Became Route 1 on Monday October 23rd 1916.
Original Route (see note B below)
Subsequent development (see note C below)
Unification of the Network, Saturday July 1st 1922
When the unification of the Plymouth tramway network took place on Saturday July 1st 1922, this service became Route 1, Theatre, Lockyer Street, Princess Square, Westwell Street, Basket Street, Old Town Street, Tavistock Road, Sherwell Arcade, North Hill, Mutley Plain, Hyde Park, Townsend Hill, Tavistock Road, Compton Lane End.
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.