London Transport Board


London Transport Board

The London Transport Board, commonly known as "London Transport", was the organisation responsible for public transport in London, UK, and its environs from 1963-1970.

The organisation was created in 1963 by the Transport Act 1962 and replaced the London Transport Executive. It reported directly to the Minister of Transport. There was a severe lack of investment during this period caused by policy favouring the primacy of the motor car. Despite the lack of investment services were not cut as elsewhere in the country, under the Beeching Axe.

By 1970 the roads in London had become so congested that the Greater London Development Plan included in its scope policy to reduce dependence on the car. In 1970 responsibility for public transport was passed to the Greater London Council under the Transport (London) Act 1969, with the "London Transport" brand retained by the GLC.

ee also

*Anthony Bull - Chairman, 1965 to 1970
*History of transport in London (1933-2003)


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