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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: August 17, 2019
Webpage updated: August 17, 2019

        

TRAMWAY SERVICES IN OLD PLYMOUTH  |  PLYMOUTH CORPORATION

TRAMWAY SERVICE "9" - THEATRE ROYAL via PEVERELL and PENNYCOMEQUICK to THEATRE ROYAL

Commencement (see note A below)

Saturday July 1st 1922, following the opening of Alma Road on Thursday June 1st 1922. 

Original Route (see note B below)

Route 9 (anticlockwise), Theatre Royal, Lockyer Street, Princess Square, Westwell Street, Basket Street, Old Town Street, Tavistock Road Plymouth, Sherwell (fare from Theatre Royal, 1d), North Hill, Mutley Plain, Hyde Park (1d), Hyde Park Road, Peverell Park Road, Peverell Corner (1d), Tavistock Road  Devonport, Milehouse (2d), Alma Road, Pennycomequick, North Road Plymouth Station, Cobourg Street, Pound Street, Tavistock Road Plymouth, Old Town Street, Basket Street, Westwell Street, Princess Square, Lockyer Street, Theatre Royal (3d).

Route 9A (clockwise), Theatre Royal, Lockyer Street, Princess Square, Westwell Street, Basket Street, Old Town Street, Pound Street, Cobourg Street, Pennycomequick, Alma Road, Milehouse, Tavistock Road Devonport, Peverell Corner, Peverell Park Road, Hyde Park Road, Hyde Park, Mutley Plain, North Hill, Sherwell, Tavistock  Road Plymouth, Old Town Street, Basket Street, Westwell Street, Princess Square, Lockyer Street, Theatre Royal (3d).

Subsequent development (see note C below)

It would appear from  reports in the local press that the Corporation did not have enough tramcars to augment the new service so the management suddenly withdrew Routes "9" and "9A" sometime before Tuesday June 5th 1923.  As the Western Morning News reported that day under a heading of "Tramway Grumbles": 'Mr J E Pillar hoped the committee would give the public a little more consideration when altering routes by announcing the matter beforehand'.


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.