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Original Text (Annotation: EAW011184 / 2055731)

' Tram about to dive down the 1 in 10 gradient into the Kingsway Subway which ran from here at Theobolds Road under Aldwych to come out under Waterloo bridge onto the Victoria Embankment. Three routes ran through the tunnel - 31 Islington green to Wandsworth; 33 Manor House to West Norwood; 35 Highgate (Archway Tavern) to Forest Hill. A specially built trolleybus, with offside entrance, was tried in anticipation of replacing the trams, but the clearances were too tight. Therefore under stage 7 of Operation Tramaway the Subway was closed after 05th April 1952. '