THE GS TRAM SITE

LONDON

UNITED KINGDOM

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9 June 1940

The London tram and underground network after virtually all tram routes in North, East and West London were eliminated.




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Because of the complexity of the London-area rail transportation system, there are altogether six maps showing the routes:

It is possible to by-pass the maps:


CENTRAL LONDON

London 1940 downtown tram map


NORTH LONDON

North London 1940 tram map


EAST LONDON

East London 1940 tram map


SOUTHEAST LONDON

Southeast London 1940 tram map


SOUTH LONDON

South London 1940 tram map


WEST LONDON

West London 1940 tram map


ABBREVIATIONS ON THE MAPS

AB Albert Bridge LaB Lambeth Bridge
AG Aldersgate LB London Bridge
AT Acton Town LBS London Bridge Station
Aw Aldwych LS Leicester Square
BB Blackfriars Bridge LSS Liverpool Street Station
BF Blackfriars MaH Mansion House
Br Brockley MLB Marylebone
BSB Battersea Bridge OC Oxford Circus
BSS Broad Street Station PC Piccadilly Circus
CB Chelsea Bridge PR Peckham Rye
Ch Church SA South Acton
CSS Cannon Street Station SB Shepherd's Bush
CX Charing Cross Sd Shoreditch
DR Dulwich Road Sf Smithfield
E&C Elephant & Castle SS Savoy Street
ER Edgware Road SW Stockwell
FS Fenchurch Street Station SWB Southwark Bridge
FSS Farringdon Street Station TB Tower Bridge
GR Gloucester Road TCR Tottenham Court Road
HB Highbury Station TG Turnham Green
HE Hop Exchange VB Vauxhall Bridge
HV Holborn Viaduct Station VE Victoria Embankment
KB Kew Bridge WB Westminster Bridge
KR King's Road WlB Waterloo Bridge
KS Kingsway Subway WS Waterloo Station

ROUTES

TRAM ROUTES

Operator: London Passenger Transport Board

  2 Victoria Embankment – [Blackfriars Bridge – Elephant & Castle] [back: Westminster Bridge] – Kennington – Stockwell – Clapham – Balham – Tooting – Merton – Wimbledon Station
  4 Victoria Embankment – [ Westminster Bridge] [back: Elephant & Castle – Blackfriars Bridge ] – Kennington – Stockwell – Clapham – Balham – Tooting – Merton – Wimbledon Station
  6 City – Southwark Bridge – Southwark – Elephant & Castle – Kennington – Stockwell – Clapham – Balham – Tooting, Amen Corner
  8 Victoria Station – Vauxhall Bridge – Vauxhall – Stockwell – [Clapham – Balham] [back: Streatham – Brixton] – Tooting
10 City – Southwark Bridge – Southwark – Elephant & Castle – Kennington – Brixton – Streatham – Tooting
12 Hop Exchange – Southwark – Lambeth – Vauxhall – Battersea – Wandsworth
16 Victoria Embankment – [Blackfriars Bridge – Elephant & Castle] [back: Westminster Bridge] – Kennington – Brixton – Streatham – Norbury – Croydon – Purley
18 Victoria Embankment – [ Westminster Bridge] [back: Elephant & Castle – Blackfriars Bridge ] – Kennington – Brixton – Streatham – Norbury – Croydon – Purley
20 Victoria Station – Vauxhall Bridge – Vauxhall – Stockwell – [Brixton – Streatham] [back: Balham – Clapham] – Tooting
26 Hop Exchange – Southwark – Blackfriars Bridge – Victoria Embankment – Westminster Bridge – Vauxhall – Clapham Junction
28 Victoria Station – Vauxhall Bridge – Vauxhall – Clapham Junction
31 Islington Green - Angel – Bloomsbury – Kingsway Subway – Victoria Embankment – Westminster Bridge – Vauxhall – Battersea
33 Manor House – Green Lanes – Islington – Angel – Bloomsbury – Kingsway Subway – Victoria Embankment – Westminster Bridge – Kennington – Brixton – Dulwich Road – West Norwood
34 Chelsea (King's Road) – Battersea Bridge – Battersea – Clapham Junction – Clapham – Stockwell – Brixton – Camberwell – Elephant & Castle – Blackfriars Bridge – Blackfriars
35 Highgate (Archway Tavern) – Holloway – Islington – Angel – Bloomsbury – Kingsway Subway – Victoria Embankment – Westminster Bridge – Elephant & Castle – Camberwell – Peckham – New Cross – Brockley – Forest Hill
36 Victoria Embankment – Westminster Bridge [back: Blackfriars Bridge ] – Elephant & Castle – Bricklayers Arms – New Cross – Greenwich – Woolwich – Plumstead – Abbey Wood
38 Victoria Embankment – Blackfriars Bridge [back: Westminster Bridge] – Elephant & Castle – Bricklayers Arms – New Cross – Greenwich – Woolwich – Plumstead – Abbey Wood
40 Victoria Embankment (Savoy Street) – Westminster Bridge – Kennington – Camberwell – Peckham – New Cross – Greenwich – Woolwich
42 South Croydon – Croydon – Thornton Heath
44 Woolwich – Eltham Church [Weekdays only]
46 City – Southwark Bridge – Southwark – New Cross – Lewisham – Eltham Church – Woolwich
48 City – Southwark Bridge – Southwark – Elephant & Castle – Camberwell – West Norwood
54 Victoria Station – Vauxhall Bridge – Vauxhall – Kennington – Camberwell – Peckham – New Cross – Lewisham – Catford – Downham – Grove Park
56 Victoria Embankment – Blackfriars Bridge [back: Westminster Bridge] – Elephant & Castle – Camberwell – Peckham Rye
58 Victoria Station – Vauxhall Bridge – Vauxhall – Kennington – Camberwell – Dulwich – Forest Hill – Catford – Lewisham – Greenwich – Blackwall Tunnel
62 Victoria Embankment (Savoy Street) – Westminster Bridge – Elephant & Castle – Camberwell – Dulwich – Forest Hill [Mondays-Saturdays] [Rush hours and Saturdays: - Catford – Lewisham – Greenwich – Blackwall Tunnel]
66 Victoria Station – Vauxhall Bridge – Vauxhall – Kennington – Camberwell – Peckham – New Cross – Brockley – Forest Hill
68 Waterloo Station – Elephant & Castle – Bricklayers Arms – Bermondsey – Surrey Docks – Greenwich Church
70 London Bridge – Bermondsey – Surrey Docks – Greenwich Church
72 Victoria Embankment (Savoy Street) – Westminster Bridge – Kennington – Camberwell – Peckham – New Cross – Lewisham – Eltham – Woolwich
74 Blackfriars – Blackfriars Bridge – Elephant & Castle – Bricklayers Arms – New Cross – Brockley – Catford – Downham
78 Victoria Station – Vauxhall Bridge – Vauxhall – Stockwell – Brixton – Dulwich Road – West Norwood [Monday to Saturday]
84 Victoria Embankment – Westminster Bridge [back: Blackfriars Bridge] – Elephant & Castle – Camberwell – Peckham Rye

UNDERGROUND ROUTES

Operator: London Passenger Transport Board

Note: The one- or two-letter route designations are strictly local to this site, and have never been used by the operating companies. Branches of individual lines are listed separately.

B Bakerloo Line Elephant & Castle – Waterloo – Charing Cross – Piccadilly Circus – Oxford Circus – Marylebone – Paddington – Maida Vale – Harlesden – Wembley – Harrow & Wealdstone – Watford Junction
B Bakerloo Line [Branch:] Baker Street – South Hampstead – Wembley Park – Stanmore
Ce Central Line Liverpool Street Station – Bank – Holborn – Tottenham Court Road – Oxford Circus – Marble Arch – Notting Hill – Shepherd's Bush – Ealing Broadway
D District Line [Ealing Broadway – Acton Town] / [Richmond] – Turnham Green – Hammersmith – Earl's Court – Gloucester Road – South Kensington – Victoria Station – Embankment – Blackfriars – Aldgate – Whitechapel – Mile End – Barking – Dagenham – Upminster
D District Line [Branch:] Edgware Road – Paddington Station – Notting Hill – High Street Kensington – Earl's Court – Putney – Wimbledon
D District Line [Branch:] Hounslow West – Acton Town
D District Line [Branch:] Acton Town – South Acton
M Metropolitan Line Hammersmith – Shepherd's Bush – Paddington – Edgware – Baker Street – Euston – King's Cross St Pancras – Farringdon Street Station – Moorgate – Liverpool Street Station – Aldgate - Whitechapel – Mile End – Barking
M Metropolitan Line [Branch:] Kensington (Addison Road) – Latimer Road
M Metropolitan Line [Branch:] Baker Street – South Hampstead – Wembley Park – Harrow – Ruislip – Uxbridge
M Metropolitan Line [Branch:] Harrow – Moor Park – Watford / Chesham / Brill / Verney Junction
M Metropolitan Line [Branch:] Shoreditch – Whitechapel – Surrey Docks – New Cross Gate / New Cross
M Metropolitan Line [Branch:] Aldgate - Mansion House
N Northern Line Edgware – Hendon – Golders Green – Hamstead – Camden Town – Euston – Tottenham Court Road – Leicester Square – Charing Cross – Waterloo – Kennington – Stockwell – Clapham – Tooting – Morden
N Northern Line [Branch:] High Barnet - Finchley - Highgate - Archway – Kentish Town – Camden Town
N Northern Line [Branch:] Camden Town – Euston – King's Cross St.Pancras – Angel – Old Street – Moorgate – Bank – Elephant & Castle – Kennington
N Northern Line [Branch:] Moorgate – Finsbury Park
P Piccadilly Line Uxbridge – Ruislip – Sudbury – North Ealing – Acton Town – Turnham Green – Hammersmith – Earl's Court – Gloucester Road – South Kensington – Knightsbridge – Piccadilly Circus – Leicester Square – Holborn – King's Cross St.Pancras – Finsbury Park – Manor House – Wood Green – Southgate – Cockfosters
P Piccadilly Line [Branch:] Hounslow West – Acton Town
P Piccadilly Line [Branch]: Holborn – Aldwych
W&C Waterloo & City Line Waterloo – Bank


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tramway: 164 km.
  • Underground: ? km.


HISTORY

Tramways

  • Horse–powered:1860 – (First World War.)
  • First-generation electric tramway (conduit and overhead electric supply): 1901 - 6 July 1952.
  • Revived tramway (electric overhead): May 2000 – today.

Rapid transit

  • Dockland Light Railway (electric, 3rd rail): 31 Aug. 1987 - today.
  • Underground: 10 Jan. 1863 - today (steam: 1863 - 1961; electric: 18 Dec. 1890 - today)

GAUGE

  • Tramway (1st generation): 1435 mm.
  • Dockland Light Railway: 1435 mm.
  • Underground: 1435 mm. (also 2140 mm., 1863-1869)

SOURCES

PRINT

  • Bett, W.H. & Gillham, J.C. Great British tramway networks. London: Light Railway Transport League, 1962.
  • British Railways pre-grouping Atlas and Gazetteer. London: Ian Allan, 5th ed., 1980.
  • "London Tramlink", Tramways & Urban Transit, May 2012 (75: 893), Supplement, 16p.
  • "London Underground: 150 years and moving forward", Tramways & Urban Transit, Feb. 2014 (77: 914), p.61-79.
  • Oakley, E.R. & Holland, C.E. London Transport Tramways, 1933-1952. Bexleyheath (Kent): London Tramways History Group, 1998.
  • Owen, N. "Croydon: A successful first half-year", Tramways & Urban Transit, Dec. 2000 (63: 756), p.448-450.
  • Pulling, N. "System Factfile No. 34: London Docklands, UK", Tramways & Urban Transit, July 2010 (73: 871), p.259-262.
  • Rose, D. The London Underground: A diagrammatic history (sheet map). London: Douglas Rose, 2nd ed., 1983.
  • Trolleybus & tram route map (sheet map). London: London Transport, 1950.
  • Wyse, J. & Bayman, B. "Light rail comes to London: The DLR opens". In: Light Rail '87. London: Light Rail Transit Association, 1987 [p.13-24].

WIKIS

WEB SITES

Also, thanks to Geoffrey Tribe (from Leighton Buzzard, England) for information obtained through personal communication.


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