Group    From 1933 

Transport for London / London Transport

Categories: Industry, Transport

This organisation has been a bit of a political football, often having its name changed, as follows:
1902 - 1933 Underground Electric Railways Company of London
1933 - 1948 London Passenger Transport Board
then a variety of Executives and Boards, then:
1984 - 2000 London Regional Transport
2000 - Transport for London, which includes London Underground Ltd (LUL).

But, keeping it simple, 1933 -2000 it was popularly known as London Transport, and now as TfL.

The early underground lines were developed separately by private companies. The American Charles Yerkes was the force that began bringing them together into an integrated system. Another man with strong American roots, Lord Ashfield, was Chair from 1910 - 1947.

LUL, set up in 1985, is the managing company of the rail transit system serving Greater London and its inner suburbs. It incorporates the oldest section of underground railway in the world and carries more than one billion passengers a year. The company's trains serve some 270 stations through a network of about 250 miles of track.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Transport for London / London Transport

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Frank Pick at Piccadilly Circus

Unveiled 7 November 2016 to mark the 75th anniversary of Pick’s death and the...

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Fulham Railway Bridge

Fulham Railway Bridge Constructed 1887 to 1889 by London South Western Railwa...

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Lord Ashfield - SW1

{Inscribed in the stone below the medallion:} The Rt Hon Lord Ashfield PC, 18...

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The Drum

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This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
Transport for London / London Transport

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Arnos Grove Station

Arnos Grove is a London Underground station on the Piccadilly line.

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Baker Street and Waterloo Railway Centenary - Elephant and Castle

Bakerloo Line Centenary of the Baker Street & Waterloo Railway, 1906 - 2006

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Baker Street and Waterloo Railway Centenary - Piccadilly Circus

Bakerloo Line Centenary of the Baker Street & Waterloo Railway, 1906 - 2006

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Baker Street Station Restoration

The walls of both platforms are adorned with information boards giving the hi...

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Balham Station bombing - 2

{Beneath the London Transport logo:} In remembrance of the civilians and Lond...

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Other Subjects

Thames Tunnel Mill

Thames Tunnel Mill

London's docks were badly damaged by bombing during WW2, but managed a resurgence during the 1950s. The 1970s however, saw the introduction of container ships which were too large to be handled in ...

Building, Industry

1 memorial
William Edward Forster

William Edward Forster

Born Dorset. Member of Parliament for Bradford, 1861- 1886, where there is another statue of him. Educational reformer. Died at 80 Eccleston Square.

Person, Education, Industry, Philanthropy, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Edwin Thomas Knott

Edwin Thomas Knott

Edwin Thomas Knott was born on 3 December 1894 in Greenwich, London, the eldest of the twelve children of Edwin Thomas Knott (1873-1938) and Elizabeth Mary Knott née Barlow (1875-1941). His birth w...

Person, Armed Forces, Industry

War dead non-military, WW2
1 memorial
Samuel Palmer

Samuel Palmer

1857 joined his brother, George, in the family biscuit firm, Huntley and Palmers, based in Reading. Ran the London office and lived with his family in Hampstead in a house close to the site of the ...

Person, Commerce, Food & Drink, Industry

1 memorial
Electricity sub station - Hackney

Electricity sub station - Hackney

Built for the tramway, 1905 - 07.

Building, Industry

1 memorial