On the surface after 1945 > After the Second World War
At the end of the war in 1945, London was a battered city. There was bomb damage everywhere. Despite the difficult conditions, the run-down transport services were soon carrying more passengers than ever before.
London Transport and the four main line railway companies were nationalized in 1948. This put them under direct government control. It should have led to better transport planning and coordination. In practice there were few benefits for Londoners, because little was spent on the Capital’s transport.