Feb 24, 1873
First Tram runs in Kolkata (Horse drawn) from Sealdah -Armenian Ghat 3.9 km.
Nov 20, 1873
Tram Service restarts with metre Gauge Tram in the route Sealdah-Bowbazar- Dalhousie- Armenian Ghat with Horse drawn Trams.
Dec 20 1880
The company CTC formed and registered in London.
Steam Engine driven Trams introduced.
Electricity powered trams introduced in Kolkata taking power from own power station at Nonapukur.
Electricity powered trams introduced in Howrah.
Bus operation started. Discontinued later.
Own Power station at Nonapukur closed down. Power taken from CESC then onwards.
Linked with Howrah on 10.02.43.Total track length spreading over Kolkata & Howrah at that time was 68 km.
State Govt. formed an act giving 15 yrs time to take over the management
CTC had a fleet of 450 tram cars.
CTC British management flees without paying salaries. Govt. takes over the responsibility.
Total track length was 70.74 km (excluding depot & termini)
Howrah section closed (Bandhaghat-25.10.1970 & Shibpur 05.12.1971)
Nimtala Ghat route closed on 07.05.1973. The route length was 62.09 km
Behala Loop was added on 08.8.1971) & Ballygunj loop was added on 23.11.74
Ordinance passed taking over all assets of CTC Howrah loop was added on 03.01.1976.
Act passed and Govt took over Tram tracks from Bhowanipur to Birla Planetorium was removed on 01.12.1978.
A loop at Birla Planetorium was added on 04.7.1979.
Bowbazar- Sealdah route was closed on 31.3.1981. Armherst St & Mirzapur St. routes were added on 01.4.1981 Tram routes along Bentinck St from Esplanade to Lalbazar were discontinued on 13.9.1981.
World Bank Loan 80 Tram Cars inducted. Steel body Tram introduced.
Manicktala to Ultadanga route was added on 17.4.1985
Behala to Joka route was added on 31.12.1986
Esplanade to Birla Planetorium loop was closed on 03.5.1992
Bus service re-introduced with 40 Buses
Howrah Bridge & HWH Station loop was closed on 20.3.1994
Subtraction of tram lines from Gariahat depot to Gariahat Jn. 15.07.2003 Subtraction of Behala to Mominpur Subtraction of tram lines encircling BBD Bag Laldighi
New look polycarbonate sheet fixed tram introduced.
Behala – Joka route closed. Total route length was 57.17 km.
Introduction of AC Tram.
Inauguration of Exhibition Tram- “ Smaranika”