London tram is a transit system serving the city of london united kingdom with the tube the urban suburban commuter train the bus the nigth bus or the river bus. The map s title features at top right with an explanatory note and scale bar at bottom right.
In 1930 the london united tramways act was passed.
London tram map 1930. All tram routes are metropolitan electric tramway met operated routes unless otherwise indicated. The first generation of trams in london started in 1860 when a horse tramway began operating along victoria street in westminster. It contains the maps which mrs pearsall first published including bus trolleybus and tram routes plus the streets of london as they were just before the world.
This gave it powers to replace loss making tram routes with trolleybuses. This mapping which includes bus trolleybus and tram routes shows the streets of london as they were just before the second world war. Geographers map company was founded in 1936 by phyllis pearsall mbe 1906 1996 who encouraged by her father alexander gross took on the ambitious task of publishing up to date street mapping of london.
From 1913 onwards a number of met tramway routes were linked in through services with london county council lcc tramway routes and they then took the lcc route numbers. The busy pictorial design with numerous colours gives a post war london a wonderfully medieval look even if the bombed areas of london were subsequently built to designs that were anything but old. 1876 on westminster bridge on route 72 to beresford sq.
An exception is the highgate hill cable tramway which was independent. Sayer s book clouds of witness a taxi with its front tyre shot out spins out of control into a tram parked at this very spot. The tram network has 4 lines and 38 stations forming a rail network of 16 miles 27 km.
London s first trolleybus service started on lut s twickenham to teddington section on 16 may 1931 and then to wimbledon working from fulwell garage. So pearsall founded the geographers map company to print them herself and began selling them in 1936. Map of the country 15 miles round london shewing by a yellow circle of 3 miles the limits of the twopenny post delivery this map was commissioned by the house of commons for the ninth report of the post office management.
Notice about london s last trams displayed. This is the tramway map and timetable from may 1930. This first line was operated by a somewhat eccentric american george francis train initially there was strong opposition as although it was popular with its passengers the first designs had rails that stood proud of the road surface and created an obstruction.
So the book i have in my hand is a replica of the first london a z. Map stretches from norbury south barking east kew west and. You can find on this page the map of london tram.
Houses of parliament westminster palace in background. 12 panels opens out to 20 x 15 5 inches and printed by waterlow amp. The map map approximately shows the modern day zone 1 of central london and is surrounded by vignettes of attractions in london and further afield.