Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

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London Transport

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1935. London Transport Double-decker.
1951. London Transport Coach.
1961. Chiswick Works.

1933 London Passenger Transport Board, otherwise known as London Transport, was established

1948 The board was replaced by the London Transport Executive under the Transport Act 1947 which was responsible for London's buses, trams, coaches and trains.

1970 London Transport's Country (green) bus and Green Line coach services were transferred to London Country Bus Services Ltd., a subsidiary of the National Bus Co.

1981 Decided to place their entire 1982 requirement for 275 buses with Leyland Bus.[1]

1985 London Transport set up a subsidiary known as London Buses Limited (LBL) to run its bus services.

1988 Acquired Victoria Coach Station Limited at the request of the Secretary of State for Transport.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1981/06/04