Brian Moseley, Plymouth
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Commencement (see note A below)

Tuesday June 25th 1901.  One tramcar was provided but because there was insufficient electrical power to run the nineteen tramcars put into service that day, it was withdrawn and after Midday the route had no service at all. 

Original Route (see note B below)

Borough boundary at Pennycomequick, Stuart Road, Wilton Street, Paradise Road, Tamar Terrace, Exmouth Road, Albert Road, South Keyham (Albert Road Gate). 

Services were extended when required via Keyham Road, Saltash Road, Royal Naval Barracks, Camel's Head, Wolseley Road, Saint Budeaux Station LSWR, Wolseley Road, Saltash Passage.

Fares were from Pennycomequick (Stuart Road) to Devonport Station GWR, one penny; and from Pennycomequick to Camel's Head, threepence. 

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 Pennycomequick and on and as from Monday October 23rd 1916 a new Route 7 was brought into operation linking South Keyham (Albert Road Gate) to Plymouth Guildhall.  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.