Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1297/LTB
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: LONDON TRANSPORT BOARD
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.08 linear metres
Name of creator(s): London Transport Board | 1963-1970
In 1929 the London County Council tramways, the Underground railways and the London General Omnibus Company proposed to coordinate their services. It was not until 1933, however, that the London Passenger Transport Board (LPTB) was established by law. During the Second World War the government assumed control of the LPTB, and remained in charge until 1947. The LPTB became the London Transport Executive in 1948.
In 1963, under the 1962 Transport Act, the London Transport Executive became the London Transport Board, reporting to the Minister of Transport. The company continued to use the name "London Transport" in public, as it had done since 1933. The London Transport Board had responsibility for the London Underground and bus services in London, which was roughly defined as the area controlled by the Greater London Council (GLC). In 1970 responsibility for transport was transferred to the Greater London Council.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the London Transport Board, comprising reports and financial accounts.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
These records are arranged in one series: ACC/1297/LTB/10/001-007: Reports.
Conditions governing access:
Available for general access.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
Received in 1975 as part of an accession of records from London Transport.
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: November 2009 to February 2010