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London’s weekly railway news
London’s weekly railway news

London’s weekly railway news

A weekly round-up of London's rail transport news…

May
20
The Elizabeth line has appeared on the new tube map
The Elizabeth line has appeared on the new tube map

The Elizabeth line has appeared on the new tube map

TfL has, just in time for the launch, released its latest tube map which now includes the Elizabeth line, along with a new sponsor and the London Overground extension.

May
19
Two tube stations to strike over Jubilee weekend
Two tube stations to strike over Jubilee weekend

Two tube stations to strike over Jubilee weekend

Staff at two tube stations, Euston and Green Park will go on strike on Friday 3rd June 2022, citing allegations of bullying behaviour by management.

May
18
The Elizabeth line could be carbon negative in a decade
The Elizabeth line could be carbon negative in a decade

The Elizabeth line could be carbon negative in a decade

Although a lot of CO2 emitting concrete was used in building the Elizabeth line, it could be carbon negative in as little as a decade, according to Crossrail legacy estimates.

May
18
Queen Elizabeth II officially opens the Elizabeth line
Queen Elizabeth II officially opens the Elizabeth line

Queen Elizabeth II officially opens the Elizabeth line

Earlier today The Queen paid a visit to Paddington station to officially open the Elizabeth line ahead of its opening to the public next Tuesday.

May
17
Building the Elizabeth line – in photos
Building the Elizabeth line – in photos

Building the Elizabeth line – in photos

This time next week, people will be commuting to work on the Elizabeth line for the first time, but what did it take to get the railway built?

May
17
The Jubilee line’s Night Tube returns this weekend
The Jubilee line’s Night Tube returns this weekend

The Jubilee line’s Night Tube returns this weekend

The Night Tube service will resume on the Jubilee line this coming Saturday (21st May), although there will be fewer trains per hour than planned due to RMT strike action.

May
16
Photos from Bank tube station’s huge new platforms
Photos from Bank tube station’s huge new platforms

Photos from Bank tube station’s huge new platforms

The Bank branch of the Northern line, which has been closed for the past 17 weeks has reopened and shown off the huge new platforms that have been constructed.

May
15
TfL to expand contactless payments outside London
TfL to expand contactless payments outside London

TfL to expand contactless payments outside London

Over 230 mainline rail stations around London are to be brought into Transport for London's contactless payments system over the next couple of years, under an agreement with the Department for Transport (DfT).

May
13
Elizabeth line gets final authorisation to open
Elizabeth line gets final authorisation to open

Elizabeth line gets final authorisation to open

The Office of Rail and Road, the railway regulator, has formally authorised the Elizabeth line (nee Crossrail) to open on Tuesday 24th May.

May
13
London’s weekly railway news
London’s weekly railway news

London’s weekly railway news

A weekly round-up of London's rail transport news…

May
13
Look out for these limited edition Elizabeth line branded Oyster Cards
Look out for these limited edition Elizabeth line branded Oyster Cards

Look out for these limited edition Elizabeth line branded Oyster Cards

Look out for a limited edition Oyster Card appearing in tube stations ahead of the Elizabeth line's grand opening in a couple of weeks time.

May
12
Norwood Junction station upgrade plans have been delayed
Norwood Junction station upgrade plans have been delayed

Norwood Junction station upgrade plans have been delayed

Plans for a major redevelopment of Norwood Junction station in south London are being reviewed in light of lower post-pandemic passenger numbers and the cost of the project.

May
10
TfL debt ratings downgraded by Moody’s
TfL debt ratings downgraded by Moody’s

TfL debt ratings downgraded by Moody’s

The debt ratings agency, Moody's has lowered TfL's debt ratings, with Moody's citing weaker economic growth and higher inflation which is hindering the recovery of passenger growth. 

May
10
London’s WW2 experiment with coal-powered buses
London’s WW2 experiment with coal-powered buses

London’s WW2 experiment with coal-powered buses

For a few years, London had an experimental fleet of buses that dragged a trailer behind them burning a unique type of gas, made from burning coal.

May
10
TfL seeks bidders for Elephant & Castle station upgrade
TfL seeks bidders for Elephant & Castle station upgrade

TfL seeks bidders for Elephant & Castle station upgrade

TfL is inviting construction companies to apply for work on the upgrade of the Elephant & Castle tube station, which will involve a new station entrance for the Northern line, with provision for the Bakerloo line in the future.

May
09
Don’t forget to buy your Elizabeth line souvenirs
Don’t forget to buy your Elizabeth line souvenirs

Don’t forget to buy your Elizabeth line souvenirs

In preparation for your first trip on the Elizabeth line, you need to ensure you're appropriately accessorised with a range of Elizabeth line souvenirs.

May
09
London Underground’s Northern line bank branch to reopen next Monday
London Underground’s Northern line bank branch to reopen next Monday

London Underground’s Northern line bank branch to reopen next Monday

The closed bank branch of the Northern line will reopen to passengers from Monday 16th May, TfL has confirmed.

May
09
Jubilee line Night Tube strikes by the RMT union
Jubilee line Night Tube strikes by the RMT union

Jubilee line Night Tube strikes by the RMT union

As they had threatened to do, the RMT union has expanded its ongoing Night Tube strikes to include the Jubilee line.

May
07
London’s weekly railway news
London’s weekly railway news

London’s weekly railway news

A weekly round-up of London's rail transport news…

May
06
Signalling upgrade comes online on Great Northern line into Moorgate
Signalling upgrade comes online on Great Northern line into Moorgate

Signalling upgrade comes online on Great Northern line into Moorgate

A new signalling system has been commissioned over the bank holiday, promising Great Northern rail passengers at 30 stations much more reliable journeys on the route to Moorgate in the City of London.

May
05
Crossrail confirms Elizabeth line’s opening date
Crossrail confirms Elizabeth line’s opening date

Crossrail confirms Elizabeth line’s opening date

The Crossrail project is completed - and the Elizabeth line will open to the public in a couple of weeks time on Tues 2...

May
04
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Epping Ongar Railway
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Epping Ongar Railway

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Epping Ongar Railway

London 2012 not only marked the arrival of the Olympics, it was also the year that a disused railway on the edges of London reopened, and their 10th-anniversary party will take place this coming June.

May
03
Behind the scenes tours of Network Rail stations
Behind the scenes tours of Network Rail stations

Behind the scenes tours of Network Rail stations

As part of a charity fundraiser, there are a number of behind the scenes tours of London's national rail stations up for grabs.

May
03