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

Henry Grissell

Henry Grissell

Active in 1864.  Prompted by London Details we think this school committee man might be "Iron Henry".  Born in London he set up an iron foundry with his brother at Regent's Canal Ironworks, Eagle W...

Person, Industry, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Mark Tibbs

Mark Tibbs

Professional boxer from Canning Town who worked in the Royal Docks.

Person, Industry, Sport / Games

1 memorial
Matchgirls' strike

Matchgirls' strike

A strike of the women and teenage girls working at the Bryant and May Factory. Annie Besant had published an article about the poor working conditions at the factory, 'White Slavery in London'. Thi...

Event, Gender Issues, Industry, Social Welfare

5 memorials
Richard Cobden

Richard Cobden

Political economist and Liberal MP. Born near Midhurst, Sussex, into a large and very poor family. One of the Commissioners for the Great Exhibition. Spoke repeatedly to Parliament against war with...

Person, Industry, Politics & Administration, France

5 memorials
Albert Grant

Albert Grant

Born Dublin, Ireland as Abraham Gottheimer. The King of Italy conferred the title of Baron Grant - for improvement schemes in Milan. He was also MP for Kidderminster. His financial dealings were...

Person, Industry, Philanthropy, Ireland, Italy

1 memorial