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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2398
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1949-1962
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.85 linear metres
Name of creator(s): London Transport
London Passenger Transport Board x London Transport Executive


Administrative/Biographical history:

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. In that year the Transport Act set up the British Transport Commission, which appointed executive bodies to deal with transport throughout the country. One of these took over the whole of road and rail transport in London, while the LPTB became the London Transport Executive in 1948.

Between 1970 and 1984 the Greater London Council (GLC) was responsible for the overall policy and finances of London Transport, while the London Tranport Executive was responsible for the day-to-day management and operation of services. On the abolition of the GLC in 1984, London Regional Transport was formed as a statutory corporation responsible to the government. It set up a number of wholly owned subsidiaries, including London Underground Limited and London Buses Limited. In 1990 London Regional Transport became known again as London Transport for all but legal purposes.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the London Transport Executive [later known as London Transport], 1949-1962, including minutes; reports and memoranda; seal registers and member's attendance books.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

ACC/2398/01 - 37

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Further records of London Regional Transport and its predecessors deposited in the Greater London Record Office, 40 Northampton Road, London EC1R OHB on 23 March 1987.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For other records of London Transport please see ACC/1687, ACC/1435, ACC/1297, ACC/2414 and ACC/3029.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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:
July to October 2009

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