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.[1] 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.[2] The initial board of directors was made up of Daniel Busby, William Turton, John GreenwoodJohn 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.[3]