London Tram & Trolleybus Maps

Last updated 14 July 2010

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LONDON COUNTY COUNCIL

The LONDON TRAMWAYS GUIDE for 1908 was the first comprehensive listing of tram services and of the places of interest served by LCC trams. The Guide contained 152 pages and was sold for 1d. The first part contained listings and photos of places of interest in London. The second section detailed LCC tram services which were referred to by route number (even though the numbers did not appear on the cars). It was not until 1912 that the familiar notation of even-numbered services south of the Thames and odd-numbered ones north of the River came into use.

From 1913 on, the LCC TRAMWAYS GUIDE & MAP used a standard format of a route map on one side and service and fare details on the other, which was repeated and updated until the end of tram operation by the Council. These maps were distributed in large numbers. By 1927 first and last car times and information on all-night routes was also included, as well as connections to neighbouring systems and through services. The Council’s final TRAMWAYS MAP AND TIMETABLE, issued in May 1933, also contained inserts for Croydon and the Kingsway Subway, as well as authorised extensions. The new London United trolleybus services were also included.

Robert Harley: LCC Electric Tramways

One year before the end: the LCC tramway system map from May 1932.

The London County Council Tramway’s MAP AND GUIDE TO CAR SERVICES. measure 18 × 11½ inches (46 × 29 centimetres) when unfolded. Examples from this era in good condition have been selling in the neighbourhood of £150.

OCTOBER, 1915.
OCTOBER, 1915.
OCTOBER, 1915.
inside
OCTOBER, 1915.
back
▲ Although not all that apparent in the scans, this edition was printed on pink paper.

JANUARY, 1916.
JANUARY, 1916.
JANUARY, 1916.
inside
JANUARY, 1916.
back
APRIL, 1916.
APRIL, 1916.
APRIL, 1916.
inside
APRIL, 1916.
back

Following the Great War, the LCC produced a new style of map. It included details of all routes, plus times of first and last cars, etcetera. The size was changed to 16½ × 13 inches (42 × 33 centimetres).

SPRING, 1918
SPRING, 1918
SPRING, 1918
inside
SPRING, 1918
back

1919
1919
1919
inside
1919
back

The short-lived third style of LCC Tramways MAP AND GUIDE, from 1920 to 1922, was known as the “small-size” series. The maps folds out to 16" × 13" (40cm × 33cm).

1920-21
1920-21
20-21
1920-21
inside
◀ This edition featured a cover picture of a tram on the Embankment.

1921
1921

OCTOBER 1922
October 1922
OCTOBER 1922
inside
◀ The location of County Hall is very prominenetly noted inside this map.


May 1923

inside

back

November 1923

20,752·11·23

inside

back


May 1924

November 1924


May 1926
Ken Wood
Services 3 5 7 11 15

(20266) ED.XVI.26.


May 1927

The Rookery, Streatham Common
Services 16 & 18

(22037) ED. V.27

November 1927
“Horse Guards” Whitehall
Services to Victoria Embankment



May 1928

Ken Wood & Hampstead
Services 3.5.7.11.15.25.

(23897)

November 1928
HORSE GUARDS WHITEHALL
Services to VICTORIA EMBANKMENT



May 1929
The Tower Tramways to Aldgate from North and East London, to Tower Bridge from South London


May 1930

November 1930
The Strand

inside

MAY 1931
MAY 1931
Greenwich Park Served by tramways from Victoria Embankment and New Cross, and from Tower Bridge and Dulwich.
NOV 1931
NOV 1931
VICTORIA EMBANKMENT via Kingsway Blackfriars and Westminster
NOV 1931
inside

MAY, 1932
MAY, 1932
BIG BEN & BOADICEA
MAY, 1932
inside
NOV. 1932
NOV. 1932
Lambeth Bridge
Services 12 14 26 31
◀ The penultimate LCC Tramways map to be issued—in November 1932—with an etching of Lambeth Bridge on the cover. Detailed maps are on one side, and full route and first and last tram times on the other.

MAY 1933
MAY 1933

York Water Gate
(1626) Charing Cross
MAY 1933
inside
MAY 1933
back
◀ The LCC’s tram network was absorbed by the London Transport Passenger Board in July 1933, just two months after this map was issued; indeed later stocks of this map had an LT overprint, but this one does not. The cover shows the York Water Gate (“Now separated from the Thames by the Victoria Embankment & public gardens”) in Embankment Gardens. The reverse lists every tram route and gives times of the first and last cars.

LONDON UNITED
METROPOLITAN ELECTRIC
SOUTH METROPOLITAN ELECTRIC

 TRAMWAYS


The London & Suburban Traction Company Ltd. was the holding company for the “company” tramways in London: the LUT, MET and Southmet (sometimes called the Combine Tramways). The LSTC was a subsidiary of the Underground Group.


1913-14
1915
1915
1919-20
1919-20
◀ This map is undated but was apparently issued about 1919-1920, according to the reference books. It includes a route map, details of routes operated, an index to places served and a list of places of interest.

192x
192?
SUMMER SERVICES 1922
SUMMER SERVICES 1922
WINTER. 1922/23
inside
 

SUMMER 1924
SUMMER 1924
WINTER 1925-26
inside

SUMMER 1926
SUMMER 1926
SUMMER 1926
inside
1927
1927

305
1927
inside
This map dated 1927 has the reference number 305. It is one of several issues produced that year.

1928
1928
1928
inside
1929
1929
1.1.29 S.O.1015
1929
inside
1930
1930

S.O.3357
1931
1931

S.O.4404 2340—500,000

1932
1932
1932
inside
1932
back


LONDON TRANSPORT

November 1933
November 1933
WATERLOO BRIDGE
◀ The first London Transport Tramways Map of Routes, dated November, 1933. It is printed on thick paper, and opens out to approximately 20½ inches by 16 inches. The map is in colour, with routes shown in red. On the rear is a list of routes, with times of the first and last trams on each route, and basic fare information.
3rd OCTOBER, 1934
3rd OCTOBER, 1934

34-3247
◀ This was the “grand tidying up” of route numbers following the creation of the London Passenger Transport Board and the final absorption of the multitude of bus and tram operators. It sought to resolve all the issues of service number duplication—although it missed one or two! It is a 12-page booklet in “folder” format and covers the Central Area, Night Buses, the Country Area (northern and southern) and Trams. ▶ 3rd OCTOBER, 1934
covers
No. 1 WINTER, 1934-5
No. 1 WINTER, 1934-5
No. 1 WINTER, 1934-5
inside


No. 1 1935
No. 2 1935
No. 2 1935
No. 3 1935
No. 3 1935
There were three versions of the No. 3 1935 Tram Map: the first had the trolleybus route numbers listed in their original 1–5 series; the second included an overprint with the new 601–605 numbers (officially changed in August, 1935); and the third had the reference number 35/3343—omitted from the other two—on the front cover.

No. 1 1936
No. 1 1936
No. 2 1936
No. 2 1936
No. 3 WINTER 1936-7
No. 3 WINTER 1936-7
NUMBER 1 • 1937
NUMBER 1 • 1937
NUMBER 2 • 1937
NUMBER 2 • 1937-8

NUMBER 1 • 1938
NUMBER 1 • 1938
NUMBER 2 • 1938
NUMBER 2 • 1938
NUMBER 3 • 1938
NUMBER 3 • 1938
NUMBER 4 • 1938
NUMBER 4 • 1938
Number 1 1939
Number 1 1939
Number 1 1939
inside…
Number 2 1939
Number 2 1939
Number 3 1939
Number 3 1939
▲ The first of the editions with the solid blue cover, this is the No.1 issue of 1939. The reverse lists first and last times for all services, and includes a full set of All-Night services timetables.

Number 1 1940
Number 1 1940
No. 1, 1946
No. 1, 1946
No. 1, 1947
No. 1, 1947
No. 2, 1947
No. 2, 1947
1047/2175E (No.2) 250,000

MAY 1949
MAY 1949
449/885E (90,000)

This was the last issue of the combined TROLLEYBUS & TRAM map. Trams were soon to go and trolleybus routes were then shown on the Central Area bus map—but without the first and last journey times that occupied most of the back of this map. There were two editions, but both said JANUARY 1950 on the cover.

JANUARY 1950
JANUARY 1950
1149/2455D
JANUARY 1950
JANUARY 1950

650/1430D/75M
JANUARY 1950
inside
JANUARY 1950
back

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Note that this is not a comprehensive listing of London tram maps.
Published Dated Reference Title & Description
LONDON COUNTY COUNCIL
1915/10 OCTOBER, 1915. none LONDON COUNTY COUNCIL TRAMWAYS
MAP & GUIDE
TO
CAR SERVICES
1916/1 JANUARY, 1916 none
1916/4 APRIL, 1916 none
1918/xx SPRING, 1918 none L.C.C. TRAMS
MAP AND GUIDE OF THE
——LONDON——
COUNTY COUNCIL TRAMWAYS
1919/xx 1919 none
1920/xx none 20-21 L.C.C. TRAMS
MAP AND GUIDE
1921/xx none none
1922/10 none none L.C.C. TRAMS
MAP and GUIDE
1923/5 none none
1923/11 none none L.C.C. TRAMS
MAP & GUIDE
1924/5 none none
1924/11 none none
1926/5 none (20266) ED.XVI.26. TRAMWAYS MAP
TIMETABLE & GUIDE

L.C.C. TRAMS
1926/11 none ?
1927/5 none (22037) ED. V.27.
1927/11 none ?
1928/5 none (23897)
1928/11 none ?
1929/5 none ?
1929/11 none ?
1930/5 none ?
1930/11 none ?
1931/5 MAY 1931 none Tramways Map
and Timetable

L.C.C. TRAMS
1931/11 NOV 1931 none
1932/5 MAY, 1932 none
1932/11 NOV, 1932 none
1933/5 MAY 1933 none
LONDON TRAMWAYS
1922/xx SUMMER SERVICES none TRAMWAY ROUTES
MAP AND GUIDE

TRAMWAYS
1922/xx WINTER. 1922/23 none
1924/xx SUMMER 1924 none
1925/xx WINTER 1925-26 none
1926/xx SUMMER 1926 none
1927/xx 1927 none
1927/xx 1927 305
1928/xx none none
1929/01 none 1.1.29 S.O.1015
1930/xx 1930 S.O.3357 MAP OF
TRAMWAYS
ROUTES
1931/xx 1931 S.O.4404 2340—500,000
1932/xx 1932 none
LONDON TRANSPORT
1933/11 November 1933 none MAP OF ROUTES
1934/xx No. 1 WINTER, 1934-5 none TRAM
MAP
1935/xx No. 1, 1935 none
1935/xx No. 2, 1935 none
1935/xx No. 3, 1935
no overprint
none
1935/xx No. 3, 1935
trolleybus routes 601–605 overprint
none
1935/xx No. 3, 1935
trolleybus routes 601–605 overprint
35/3343
1936/xx No. 1 1936 none TROLLEYBUS
AND TRAM
MAP
1936/xx No. 2 1936 none
1936/xx No. 3 WINTER 1936-7 none
1937/xx No. 1 · 1937 none
1937/xx No. 2 · 1937-8 none
1938/xx No. 1 · 1938 none
1938/xx No. 2 · 1938 none
1938/xx No. 3 · 1938 none
1938/xx No. 4 · 1938 none
1939/xx Number 1 1939 none TROLLEYBUS
& TRAM MAP
1939/xx Number 2 1939 none
1939/xx Number 3 1939 none
1940/xx Number 1 1940 none
1946/xx No. 1, 1946 none TROLLEYBUS & TRAM
ROUTE MAP
1947/xx No. 1, 1947 none
1947/10 No. 2, 1947 1047/2175E (No.2) 250,000
1949/04 MAY 1949 449/885E (90,000)
1949/11 JANUARY 1950 1149/2455D
1950/06 JANUARY 1950 650/1430D/75M
15.7.2010
AMENDMENTS LEAFLETS
Note that this is not a comprehensive list.
Published Dated Reference This leaflet contains
A M E N D M E N T S
to the Tram and Trolleybus Map
published in …
1951/05 MAY 1951 551/1076 E/12,000 January, 1950
20.5.2011

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