Webpage created: August 07, 2019
Webpage updated: August 07, 2019
TRAMWAY SERVICE "2"
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 Devonport and District Tramway Company's Fore Street to Tor Lane services.
Original Route (see note B below)
Subsequent development (see note C below)
Unification of the Network, Saturday July 1st 1922
Route 2, Theatre Royal, Lockyer Street, Princess Square, Westwell Street, Basket Street, Old Town Street, Tavistock Road, Sherwell Arcade (1d), North Hill, Mutley Plain, Hyde Park (1½d), Hyde Park Road, Peverell Park Road, Peverell Corner (1½d), Tavistock Road, Milehouse (2d), Tavistock Road, Trafalgar Road, Paradise Road, Fore Street (3d), Chapel Street, Cumberland Road, Devonport Hill, Stonehouse Bridge, Edgcumbe Street, Union Street, Bank of England Place, Theatre Royal (4d).
Route 2A, Theatre Royal, Bank of England Place, Union Street, Edgcumbe Street, Stonehouse Bridge, Devonport Hill, Cumberland Road, Saint Aubyn Street, Fore Street, Paradise Road, Trafalgar Road, Tavistock Road, Milehouse, Tavistock Road, Peverell Corner, Peverell Park Road, Hyde Park Road, Mutley Plain, North Hill, Tavistock Road, Sherwell Arcade, Old Town Street, Basket Street, Westwell Street, Princess Square, Lockyer Street, Theatre Royal.
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.