Kingsway tram tunnel holborn london. A trip to a long lost tram station under central london photos urban75 11th october 2009 opened in 1906 kingsway tram subway once ran underneath the length of kingsway taking passengers from holborn to aldwych and emerging below waterloo bridge.
Because of the complexity of the london area rail transportation system there are altogether six maps showing the routes.
Old tram london. London tramways and a review of the service available late 1940s to early 1950 s an amazing record of the trams of l. Notice about london s last trams displayed. 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.
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. 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.
The first generation of trams in london started in 1860 when a horse tramway began operating along victoria street in westminster. Readers of mapping london and londoners in general will be very familiar with the striking straight lines of the tube map but you probably won t have seen this map before which employs the same kind of schematisation to show london s now completely vanished tram and trolleybus network there is a tram in south london now but it wasn t around when this map was created. 1876 on westminster bridge on route 72 to beresford sq.
The london county council tramways first electric line opened in may 1903 between westminster bridge and tooting and by 1914 the london tram operators formed the largest tram network in europe. London trams street scenes landmarks. All tram routes are metropolitan electric tramway met operated routes unless otherwise indicated.
Houses of parliament westminster palace in background. Following the pattern of tramways in new york the murray. The kingsway tramway subway is a cut and cover grade ii listed tunnel in central london built by the london county council and the only one of its kind in britain the decision in 1898 to clear slum districts in the holborn area provided an opportunity to use the new streets for a tramway connecting the lines in the north and south.
The london tram and underground network after the merger of all tramway and underground operations in the london area which took place on 1 july 1933.