London Transport was created in 1933 to coordinate the shambolic, overlapping transport systems of the capital, and for decades has striven to meet the challenges of organising London travel. Now operating as Transport for London (TfL), it continues this demanding work. In this fully illustrated volume, Michael H. C. Baker presents the complete story of the organisation from its origins, through the upheavals of the Second World War, to TfL's biggest modern project - Crossrail. Covering modes of transport including trams, trolleybuses, the iconic RT and Routemaster buses and the trains of the Underground, this is an essential guide to London's world-famous transport operator.
Michael H. C. Baker has written more than fifty books and a hundred articles about buses, trains, people and places, and is Editor of the Magazine of the London Bus Museum at Brooklands.
How it Began / Organising Tranport in London / The World's Finest Urban Transport System / Public Transport at War / Recovery / Uncertain Times / Which Direction / The Good Times Return / Further Reading / Places to Visit / Index