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The Ulster Transport Authority (UTA) ran rail and bus transport in Northern Ireland from 1948 until 1966.


The UTA was formed by the 1948 Transport Act (NI) by the merger of the Northern Ireland Road Transport Board (NIRTB) and the Belfast and County Down Railway (BCDR). Added to this in 1949 was the Northern Counties Committee (NCC), owned by the Railway Executive after its previous owners, the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS), which had been nationalised into British Railways in 1948.


Quite substantial closures took place and in 1958 the Great Northern Railway Board (GNRB) was split between Córas Iompair Éireann (CIE, the Republic of Ireland's nationalised railway system) and the UTA.


Acts in 1966 saw the split into road and rail operations, rail being taken over by Ulster Transport Railways (UTR) which a year later was renamed Northern Ireland Railways (NIR).


External links

  • Irish Railway Record Society (http://www.irrs.ie/Common%20Files/UTA.htm)
  • Irish Railwayana (http://www.irishrailwayana.com/pa004.htm)

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Transport Act 1947 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (586 words)
Under the Transport Act 1947 the railways, long-distance road haulage and various other types of transport were acquired by the state and handed over to a British Transport Commission for operation.
The commission was responsible to the Ministry of Transport for general transport policy, which it exercised principally through financial control of a number of executives set up to manage specified sections of the industry under schemes of delegation.
In Northern Ireland, the Ulster Transport Authority acted in a similar manner.The also nationalised other means of transport such as canals, sea and shipping ports, bus companies, and eventually amidst much opposition, road haulage.
Ulster Transport Authority - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (177 words)
The Ulster Transport Authority (UTA) ran rail and bus transport in Northern Ireland from 1948 until 1966.
The UTA was formed by the 1948 Transport Act (NI) by the merger of the Northern Ireland Road Transport Board (NIRTB) and the Belfast and County Down Railway (BCDR).
Acts in 1966 saw the split into road and rail operations, rail being taken over by Ulster Transport Railways (UTR) which a year later was renamed Northern Ireland Railways (NIR).
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