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South Metropolitan Electric Tramways and Lighting Co

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of Donington House, Norfolk Street, Strand, London

1899 The County of Surrey Electrical Power Distribution Co was registered on 19 April.

1904 In March, an agreement was entered into with the British Electric Traction Co, for the acquisition of that company's interest in the authorised tramways and light railways of Croydon and district. The company also supplies the electric light in the parishes of Sutton, Carshalton, Wallington and Cheam. The name was changed to the South Metropolitan Electric Tramways and Lighting Co in August. [1]

1913 the London and Suburban Traction Co (LSTC), jointly owned by Underground Electric Railways Co and British Electric Traction Co, took over the other privately operated tram company in London, South Metropolitan Electric Tramways.

1918 The County of London Electric Lighting Co had demonstrated interconnection of the Sutton station of the South Metropolitan Electric Tramways and Lighting Co with the electricity company's 2 stations[2].

1933 The company was acquired by the London Passenger Transport Board[3]. The operations were brought together with that of other bus, train and tram companies.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. The Times Mar 19, 1918
  3. The Times, May 02, 1931