Ministry of Transport, Rates and Charges: Correspondence and Papers

MT 56
Ministry of Transport, Rates and Charges: Correspondence and Papers

This series is comprised of papers of the Rates and Charges Division relating to railway, roads, docks, canals etc., charges for passenger and goods traffic levied by local authority and various transport undertakings, including the British Transport Commission from 1948 to 1962.

There are also papers relating to inland transport charges generally, together with minutes of meetings and other papers of the Government Traffic (Railway Charges and Dock Charges) Committees, the Charges (Vigilance) Committee and the Working Party on Transport Charges.

Very little material is earlier in date than 1939.


Pieces 1-307 are arranged in ZH file series order. From piece 308 arrangement is in RC series order.

Related Material:
Other papers concerning railway rates and charges are in MT 6
Other papers concerning road transport rates and charges are in MT 33
Other papers concerning rates and charges at ports are in MT 48
Other papers concerning inland waterways' rates and charges are in MT 52
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Railway Rates Tribunal, 1921-1947
Physical description:
577 file(s)
Access conditions:
Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:
Department of Transport , in 1971 , from 1980 to 1986
Department of the Environment , in 1971 , from 1980 to 1986

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