The Manchester Suburban Tramways Company (MSTC) was incorporated in 1877 as the Manchester & Salford Tramway Company, to provide horse-drawn tram services throughout Manchester and Salford, in England. The company’s first tram service, which was also a first for Manchester, ran on 17 May 1877 between Bury New Road and Deansgate. The tramway lines on which the service operated were built by Salford Corporation. The MSTC was merged with the Manchester Carriage CompanyCompany established on 1 March 1865 to provide horse-drawn bus services throughout Manchester and Salford, in England. in 1880 to form the Manchester Carriage and Tramways Company. The initial board of directors was made up of Daniel Busby, William Turton, John Greenwood John Greenwood (1788–1851) was the keeper of a toll-gate in Pendleton on the Manchester to Liverpool turnpike, who In 1824 inaugurated the United Kingdom’s first omnibus service. , and Benjamin Whitworth.