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

Tim and Siddy return with more Secrets of the London Underground in July
Tim and Siddy return with more Secrets of the London Underground in July

Tim and Siddy return with more Secrets of the London Underground in July

Yesterday TV's Secrets of the London Underground will return in July with its fourth series, peering into the depths of the tube network.

Jun
12
TfL-style contactless payments expanding on Chiltern Railways: More stations go live this month
TfL-style contactless payments expanding on Chiltern Railways: More stations go live this month

TfL-style contactless payments expanding on Chiltern Railways: More stations go live this month

TfL-style contactless payments for train tickets are expanding and will be added to several Chiltern Railways stations at the end of this month.

Jun
11
Potential revival of direct Tonbridge-Gatwick train service explored by Network Rail
Potential revival of direct Tonbridge-Gatwick train service explored by Network Rail

Potential revival of direct Tonbridge-Gatwick train service explored by Network Rail

Nearly twenty years after direct trains were cancelled, Network Rail is considering resuming a direct link from Tonbridge to Gatwick Airport.

Jun
11
Heritage makeover for Blackheath station to restore historic canopies
Heritage makeover for Blackheath station to restore historic canopies

Heritage makeover for Blackheath station to restore historic canopies

South London's Blackheath Station will get a heritage makeover soon to restore and repair some of the Grade II listing station's canopies.

Jun
10
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...

Jun
07
Free cycle rides in London: TfL offering unlimited 30-minute rides every Sunday in June
Free cycle rides in London: TfL offering unlimited 30-minute rides every Sunday in June

Free cycle rides in London: TfL offering unlimited 30-minute rides every Sunday in June

Throughout June, TfL's cycle hire scheme will be free on Sundays, offering unlimited 30-minute cycle rides for free.

Jun
06
TfL’s latest railway upgrades: New trains, signalling, and station enhancements detailed
TfL’s latest railway upgrades: New trains, signalling, and station enhancements detailed

TfL’s latest railway upgrades: New trains, signalling, and station enhancements detailed

If you want to know what railway upgrades Transport for London (TfL) has been carrying out in recent months, a summary can be compiled from the latest Commissioners Report for the board.

Jun
05
London’s free cycle hire scheme for disabled riders
London’s free cycle hire scheme for disabled riders

London’s free cycle hire scheme for disabled riders

A free cycle hire scheme has been launched in London, offering specially adapted bicycles for disabled people who might have difficulties using conventional cycle hire bikes.

Jun
04
Elizabeth line ventilation shaft features subtle leaf-themed art installation
Elizabeth line ventilation shaft features subtle leaf-themed art installation

Elizabeth line ventilation shaft features subtle leaf-themed art installation

Around the back of Bond Street station is a tall ventilation shaft built for the Elizabeth line, and little noticed is that it's also a work of art.

Jun
04
The Necropolis Railway station is up for sale
The Necropolis Railway station is up for sale

The Necropolis Railway station is up for sale

If you have very deep pockets and fancy living in a railway station for the dead, then the Necropolis Station in Waterloo is currently up for sale.

Jun
03
GB Railfreight honours class 73 locomotive 73128 for Kent & East Sussex Railway’s 50th anniversary
GB Railfreight honours class 73 locomotive 73128 for Kent & East Sussex Railway’s 50th anniversary

GB Railfreight honours class 73 locomotive 73128 for Kent & East Sussex Railway’s 50th anniversary

On the eve of the Kent & East Sussex Railway (K&ESR) 50th Anniversary Gala weekend, GB Railfreight (GBRf) renamed class 73 locomotive 73128 “Kent & East Sussex Railway: 50 Years of Heritage 1974 –2024” in honour of the railway’s 50th Anniversary and the start of work to extend the line to Robertsbridge.

Jun
02
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...

May
31
You can Bank on mobile phone coverage on the London Underground
You can Bank on mobile phone coverage on the London Underground

You can Bank on mobile phone coverage on the London Underground

Bank tube station has become the latest station to join the expanding mobile phone coverage on the London Underground.

May
30
Railways could carry electricity: HS1 and University of Kent investigate feasibility
Railways could carry electricity: HS1 and University of Kent investigate feasibility

Railways could carry electricity: HS1 and University of Kent investigate feasibility

Railways that were once used to move coal to generate electricity could be used to carry the electricity itself -  if a study finds that high-voltage power cables can be safely run along the tracks.

May
30
Highams Park station marks 150th anniversary with new heritage plaque
Highams Park station marks 150th anniversary with new heritage plaque

Highams Park station marks 150th anniversary with new heritage plaque

A commemorative plaque has been unveiled at Highams Park station to mark its 150th anniversary.

May
29
Local councils push for transport expansion: Elizabeth and Bakerloo lines under review
Local councils push for transport expansion: Elizabeth and Bakerloo lines under review

Local councils push for transport expansion: Elizabeth and Bakerloo lines under review

Local councils have commissioned a review of transport options, including extensions of the Elizabeth and Bakerloo lines, to push them forward.

May
28
c2c railway closures offers a rare chance to travel over a disused railway track
c2c railway closures offers a rare chance to travel over a disused railway track

c2c railway closures offers a rare chance to travel over a disused railway track

Network Rail is warning that the c2c railway between Barking and Fenchurch Street will be closed for six weekends in June and July due to maintenance work on the rail infrastructure. 

May
28
Crossrail’s Mark Wild takes over as HS2 boss
Crossrail’s Mark Wild takes over as HS2 boss

Crossrail’s Mark Wild takes over as HS2 boss

Mark Wild, who took over the completion of the Crossrail project after it ran into trouble, is taking over as the boss of HS2 railway.

May
24
London stations among 50 receiving funding for Step-Free access cost evaluations
London stations among 50 receiving funding for Step-Free access cost evaluations

London stations among 50 receiving funding for Step-Free access cost evaluations

The government has released funding to support step-free access at railway stations, but at this stage, only to evaluate the costs of adding step-free access in the future.

May
24
Elizabeth line celebrates two years of service with over 350 million journeys
Elizabeth line celebrates two years of service with over 350 million journeys

Elizabeth line celebrates two years of service with over 350 million journeys

On the second anniversary of the Elizabeth line's opening, TfL revealed that it had carried more than 350 million journeys since opening on 24th May 2022.

May
24
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...

May
24
Grand Central applies to run more trains between London and Yorkshire
Grand Central applies to run more trains between London and Yorkshire

Grand Central applies to run more trains between London and Yorkshire

The independent train company Grand Central wants to include its services between key destinations in the North East and West Yorkshire and London, and it has filed an application with the Office of Rail and Road (ORR).

May
23
GTR launches TfL-style weekly cap on pay as you go train tickets
GTR launches TfL-style weekly cap on pay as you go train tickets

GTR launches TfL-style weekly cap on pay as you go train tickets

Customers travelling with Southern, Thameslink, and Great Northern are getting TfL-style caps on weekly travel, with a guarantee that pay as you go journeys will never cost more than an equivalent weekly season ticket.

May
23
Two weeks to visit Colindale tube station before rebuilding work starts
Two weeks to visit Colindale tube station before rebuilding work starts

Two weeks to visit Colindale tube station before rebuilding work starts

You have just two weeks to visit the old Colindale tube station on the Northern line before it closes to be demolished and replaced with a new station.

May
22