Year range: 1900-1919
The first decade of the 20th century saw a revolution in London's public transport. On the road the electric tram and the motor bus took the place of horse drawn vehicles. Underground, the foundations of the modern tube network were laid, along with the beginnings of an iconic corporate identity based on the roundel symbol and Edward Johnston's typeface. The First World War brought with it different changes. B-type motor buses were used as troop carriers, while at home women took over from men working on the buses, trams and Underground.