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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1297/LER
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1908-1933
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.7 linear metres
Name of creator(s): London Electric Railway Company


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Underground Electric Railways Company of London Limited was a holding company made up of three separate companies, the Baker Street and Waterloo Railway; Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway and the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway. These railway companies founded sections of the Bakerloo Line, Northern Line and Piccadilly Line respectively. From 1908 they referred to themselves as the Underground Group andintroduced fare agreements. In 1910 the London Electric Railway Amalgamation Act was passed, merging these three companies into the London Electric Railway Company.

The London Electric Railway Company purchased the London General Omnibus Company in 1912, and also had joint ownership of the London and Suburban Traction Company which operated many tramways. In 1933 the Company was liquidated and nationalised, and services came under the control of the London Passenger Transport Board.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the London Electric Railway Company, comprising minutes of Board Meetings; minutes of General Meetings; volumes of monthly reports and operating statistics.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records arranged in two series: ACC/1297/LER/01: Meetings; ACC/1297/LER/04: Monthly reports.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1975 as part of an accession of records from London Transport.

Allied Materials

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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:
November 2009 to February 2010

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