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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 "14" - THEATRE ROYAL to NORTH KEYHAM and SALTASH PASSAGE

Commencement (see note A below)

Monday November 20th 1922, following the opening of Alma Road on Thursday June 1st 1922. 

Original Route (see note B below)

Route 14, Theatre Royal, Lockyer Street, Princess Square, Westwell Street, Basket Street, Old Town Street, Pound Street, Cobourg Street, Pennycomequick, Alma Road, Milehouse (fare from Theatre Royal, 1d), Tavistock Road, Stoke, Albert Road, South Keyham Gate (2d), Keyham Road, North Keyham Gate, Saltash Road, Royal Naval Barracks, Wolseley Road (2d), Camel's Head, Wolseley Road, Saint Budeaux Square (3d), Wolseley Road, Saltash Passage (4d)

Route 14A, Theatre Royal, Lockyer Street, Princess Square, Westwell Street, Basket Street, Old Town Street, Drake Circus, Pound Street, Cobourg Street, Pennycomequick, Alma Road, Milehouse (fare from Theatre Royal, 1d), Tavistock Road, Stoke, Albert Road, South Keyham Gate (2d).

Both routes were extended from the Theatre Royal via George Street, Millbay Road, West Hoe Road, Radford Road, and Grand Parade to the Promenade Pier as required.

Subsequent development, 1922 to 1931 (see note C below)

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Route Licensing Regulations, Wednesday July 8th 1931

Under the new route licensing regulations that came into force on Wednesday July 8th 1931, tramway service "14" was allocated number H.1325.

Provision was made for the Dockyard Specials from the Theatre Royal to South Keyham Gate with the allocation of Route number "14A" and license number H.1326.

Subsequent development, 1931 onwards (see note C below)

Tram Route "14" cut back to terminate at North Keyham Gate on and as from Monday July 9th 1934.  As there was no mention of the "14A" this was probably no longer required.


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.