Croydon Corporation Tramways



Owner Croydon Corporation
Opened 6th June 1897 (horse) - short connecting line between two Croydon Tramways Company lines
Operator (lessee) Croydon Tramways Company
Took over
22nd January 1900 (Croydon Tramways Company [horse])
Operator (lessee) British Electric Traction Company Limited (BET)
First electric route 26th September 1901
Took over (operation) 1st June 1906 (lines previously leased to the BET)
Taken over 1st July 1933 (London Transport)
Length 11.92 miles
Gauge 4ft 8½ins


Button description (Pattern 1)
Wheel, magnet and electrical flashes
Materials known Brass (issued to staff 1901 to 1906)
Button Line reference [113/16]


Button description (Pattern 2)
Title ('Croydon Corporation Tramways') surrounding arms (quartered shield with three Cornish choughs, three crosses, a single cross and a wall)
Materials known Brass
Button Line reference [113/21]


Comment Support for brass Pattern 1 buttons being issued to BET staff working on the Croydon Corporation Tramways system can be found in 'The Tramways of Croydon', G E Baddeley; Light Rail Transport Association (1983), ISBN: 0 900433 90 6.