The Collections

Our archive collections include:

  • Annual reports and accounts
  • Capital projects records
  • Chief officer's correspondence and papers
  • Corporate policies
  • Major incidents and enquiries records
  • Minutes and papers of Boards and Committees of TfL, its predecessors, and subsidiary companies
  • Safety audit records
  • Patents and design records
  • Property deeds
  • Staff clubs and events records
  • Staff magazines
  • Staff registers

Although we hold a number of staff registers, few of them contain more than a name, badge number, work location and work start date. They rarely contain addresses or extensive information about an individual's work records, although they might sometimes contain comments or details about pay rises, but this is unusual. 

Research guides

If you'd like to find out more about a particular archive subject, these introductory research guides will help:

Buildings research guides

Buses research guides

Dates and events research guides

Design research guides

People research guides

Rail and underground research guides

Records research guides


My Lines

My Buses

My Roads

My River Buses

My Emirates Air Line

My Journeys

My Places


    Favourite lines

    Favourite buses

    Favourite roads

    Favourite river buses

    Favourite Emirates Air Line

    Favourite journeys

    Favourite places