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

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
Chelsea china

Chelsea china

Manufactured in a house at the north end of Lawrence Street SW3, 1745-1784. The factory was founded by two Frenchmen, Charles Gouyn, a goldsmith and Nicholas Sprimont, a silversmith. It was the fir...

Concept, Food & Drink, Industry

1 memorial
Brunner Mond Chemical Works

Brunner Mond Chemical Works

Formed as a partnership in 1873 (becoming a limited company in 1881) by John Brunner and Ludwig Mond. The first factory was in Cheshire. The company was bought by Tata Chemicals in 2006. At the sou...

Place, Industry, Tragedy

1 memorial
Herbert Ashcombe Walker

Herbert Ashcombe Walker

Railway manager. Born Talbot Road, Paddington. London & South Western Railway General Manager 1911 - 1923. Southern Railway General Manager 1923 - 1937. Director 1937 - 1947. In charge of the d...

Person, Industry, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Bernhard Baron

Bernhard Baron

Tobacco manufacturer and philanthropist. Born in what is now Belarus. His father took him to the United States when young; and there, after working at a tobacco factory, he began making the newly p...

Person, Industry, Philanthropy

1 memorial