Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: August 01, 2019
Webpage updated: August 01, 2019

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Commencement (see note A below)

Services along this route did not start on the same date as those on the remainder of the Route Network.  The section in Saint Levan Road between Ford Hill and Swilley Hill was the last to be completed in 1904.

Unfortunately the income from both the sections constructed by Devonport Corporation failed to pay the expenses of running them and the Company withdrew the passenger service as from Saturday January 16th 1909. 

Original Route (see note B below)

Morice Square, New Passage Hill, William Street, South Keyham (Albert Road Gate), Keyham Road, North Keyham (Saint Levan Gate), Saint Levan Road, Milehouse Hill, Milehouse, Tavistock Road, Borough boundary at Tor Lane.

Subsequent development (see note C below)

Under the new route licensing regulations that came into force on Wednesday July 8th 1931, route "K" was officially known as .

Unification of Devonport and Plymouth, 1916

Following the amalgamation of the Three Towns in November 1914, the Devonport and District Tramways Company's network was linked to the Plymouth Corporation Tramways network at Peverell Corner and on and as from Monday October 23rd 1916 a new Route 3 was brought into operation linking Morice Square, Devonport, to Peverell Corner, Mutley Plain and Plymouth's Theatre Royal.  The fare for any distance on any one tramcar on any one route was one penny.

1937 Renumbering Scheme

When the whole network was renumbered on Monday April 5th 1937, the .

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.