Crystal Palace tram terminus. South Metropolitan Electric Tramways (SMET), M Class car 40 and tram shelter in shot. Crystal Palace building in background.
Unknown photographer, 01 Jan 1915 - 31 Dec 1925
Location: Sydenham, Bromley SE26
Image no: 25100-35
Inventory no: 1998/19279
20th Century London caption: This is the tram terminus at Crystal Palace, pictured around the time of the First World War. Not long after this was taken, trams began to decline in popularity, loosing out to motor buses. The tram in the picture is an M-class which first came into use in 1910. In the foreground is the South Metropolitan Electric Tramways tram shelter. The company ran trams on behalf of Croydon Corporation. By 1913 it was effectively part of the Underground Group.