Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

Transport News - Archive Articles

Southeastern upgrades south London depot to improve train cleaning facilities
Southeastern upgrades south London depot to improve train cleaning facilities

Southeastern upgrades south London depot to improve train cleaning facilities

The train company, Southeastern has been upgrading its train cleaning facilities, with a dedicated interior repair and heavy cleaning operation within the existing Grove Park depot in southeast London.

Mar
04
Ten-week closure of the Blackheath to Charlton railway tunnel
Ten-week closure of the Blackheath to Charlton railway tunnel

Ten-week closure of the Blackheath to Charlton railway tunnel

Network Rail is warning that the railway tunnel between Blackheath and Charlton in southeast London will close for ten weeks this summer, affecting Southeastern customers.

Mar
04
London’s weekly railway news
London’s weekly railway news

London’s weekly railway news

This is a weekly round-up of London's rail transport news...

Mar
01
TfL’s off-peak “Fares Friday” trial starts next Friday
TfL’s off-peak “Fares Friday” trial starts next Friday

TfL’s off-peak “Fares Friday” trial starts next Friday

The recently announced plans to declare Fridays an off-peak day all day for tube and train passengers will kick in next week, the Mayor of London has announced.

Mar
01
London Overground strike CANCELLED
London Overground strike CANCELLED

London Overground strike CANCELLED

There will be a strike on the London Overground next Monday and Tuesday that will reduce train services and close several stations entirely.

Feb
28
Tube’s Got Talent: Buskers are auditioning for spaces on the London Underground
Tube’s Got Talent: Buskers are auditioning for spaces on the London Underground

Tube’s Got Talent: Buskers are auditioning for spaces on the London Underground

If you see buskers in tube stations being watched unusually attentively by a group of people, they could be auditioning to become one of TfL's authorised buskers allowed to perform in their stations.

Feb
28
New DLR trains to be delayed by a few months
New DLR trains to be delayed by a few months

New DLR trains to be delayed by a few months

The first of the new DLR trains was due to start carrying passengers early this year, but that has been pushed back by a few months, TfL has revealed in its investment programme report.

Feb
28
HS2 — UK’s largest railway tunnel boring machine completes 10-mile dig under the Chilterns
HS2 — UK’s largest railway tunnel boring machine completes 10-mile dig under the Chilterns

HS2 — UK’s largest railway tunnel boring machine completes 10-mile dig under the Chilterns

HS2's longest tunnel, running for 10 miles under the Chilterns, has been completed as the tunnel boring machine broke out of the ground to complete its long task.

Feb
27
Network Rail pledges £140 million overhaul for troubled Elizabeth line west of Paddington
Network Rail pledges £140 million overhaul for troubled Elizabeth line west of Paddington

Network Rail pledges £140 million overhaul for troubled Elizabeth line west of Paddington

The problematic end of the Elizabeth line west of Paddington station is to get a renewed focus from Network Rail to try and fix the problems once and for all.

Feb
27
TfL looking at Elizabeth line extensions to Staines and Ebbsfleet
TfL looking at Elizabeth line extensions to Staines and Ebbsfleet

TfL looking at Elizabeth line extensions to Staines and Ebbsfleet

Ever since construction started, there's been suggestions about how and where to extend the Elizabeth line, which have only got louder once the line opened and people saw the effect it had on travel.

Feb
27
London Overground train makes rare diversion to London Bridge station
London Overground train makes rare diversion to London Bridge station

London Overground train makes rare diversion to London Bridge station

On Sunday morning, a London Overground train paid a visit to London Bridge station -- a station that the Overground doesn't usually visit.

Feb
26
HS2 launches third giant tunnelling machine under west London
HS2 launches third giant tunnelling machine under west London

HS2 launches third giant tunnelling machine under west London

HS2 has started digging a third tunnel under London as its newest tunnel boring machine started work over the weekend.

Feb
26
Name your very own train on the Marston Vale line
Name your very own train on the Marston Vale line

Name your very own train on the Marston Vale line

You could win the chance to name one of the new Class 150 trains that have started running on the restored Marston Vale Line.

Feb
26
London’s weekly railway news
London’s weekly railway news

London’s weekly railway news

This is a weekly round-up of London's rail transport news...

Feb
23
Public invited to give feedback on HS2’s Euston Portal headhouse design
Public invited to give feedback on HS2’s Euston Portal headhouse design

Public invited to give feedback on HS2’s Euston Portal headhouse design

The design of a new HS2 headhouse for the tunnels portal closest to Euston station has been unveiled for public comment and feedback.

Feb
22
Bakerloo Line Extension: Report urges swift action on building the railway
Bakerloo Line Extension: Report urges swift action on building the railway

Bakerloo Line Extension: Report urges swift action on building the railway

A new report by a London lobby group is calling for the Bakerloo line extension to be pushed ahead, even as TfL says that the cost of building the extension has jumped since it was put on hold.

Feb
21
TfL announces half-price travel for vulnerable young adults leaving care services
TfL announces half-price travel for vulnerable young adults leaving care services

TfL announces half-price travel for vulnerable young adults leaving care services

Around 15,000 young adults leaving social care services will be offered half-price bus and tram travel to assist their transition into independent living, Transport for London (TfL) has announced.

Feb
21
Step-free access work to resume at Northolt tube station
Step-free access work to resume at Northolt tube station

Step-free access work to resume at Northolt tube station

Work to add step-free access to Northolt tube station on the Central line is to resume, having been put on hold by the pandemic, but not until next year.

Feb
20
Calls for more Met line trains between Watford and Rickmansworth
Calls for more Met line trains between Watford and Rickmansworth

Calls for more Met line trains between Watford and Rickmansworth

There's been a call for more trains to use a little-used junction on the London Underground to increase services on the Metropolitan line between Watford and Rickmansworth.

Feb
20
London’s new battery train sets UK distance record
London’s new battery train sets UK distance record

London’s new battery train sets UK distance record

The new battery train starting service in west London shortly has set a new UK record, after travelling 86 miles (138km) on battery power alone and without recharging.

Feb
19
Strike ballot by London Underground station staff
Strike ballot by London Underground station staff

Strike ballot by London Underground station staff

The TSSA rail union is set to ballot members working as Customer Service Managers (CSM) at the London Underground in a dispute about changes to working practices.

Feb
19
Four companies shortlisted to operate the Elizabeth line
Four companies shortlisted to operate the Elizabeth line

Four companies shortlisted to operate the Elizabeth line

Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed four bidders have been shortlisted to operate the Elizabeth line when the current contract expires in May 2025.

Feb
19
TfL earned £830,000 from Samsung’s circular tube map adverts
TfL earned £830,000 from Samsung’s circular tube map adverts

TfL earned £830,000 from Samsung’s circular tube map adverts

It can be revealed that TfL earned £830,000 from Samsung's recent advertising campaign that saw a reimagined circular tube map displayed at six tube stations.

Feb
16
Secrets of the London Underground is returning for a fourth series
Secrets of the London Underground is returning for a fourth series

Secrets of the London Underground is returning for a fourth series

A new fourth series of Secrets of the London Underground will be coming to Yesterday TV, and filming for the new series is underway now.

Feb
16