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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1297/GNCY
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1892-1913
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.3 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Great Northern and City Railway


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Great Northern and City Railway ran between Finsbury Park and Moorgate stations. The line was constructed underground but with wide tunnels which could accommodate overland surface-gauge rolling stock, with the intention of allowing trains from the Great Northern Railway to run through to Moorgate.

The railway came under the control of the Metropolitan Railway in 1913, although plans to build an extension to connect it to the Metropolitan Line did not come to fruition. In 1935 it was taken over by the Northern Line and renamed the 'Northern City Line', becoming a branch of the 'Bank branch' of the Northern Line. In 1976 the line was transferred to British Rail and finally used for its intended purpose, when a commuter service was begun running from Moorgate to Welwyn and Hertford.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Great Northern and City railway, comprising Board meeting minutes and General meeting minutes.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records arranged in one series: ACC/1297/GNCY/01: Minutes.

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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