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

Clapham Common incident exposes gaps in London Underground staff training, RAIB finds
Clapham Common incident exposes gaps in London Underground staff training, RAIB finds

Clapham Common incident exposes gaps in London Underground staff training, RAIB finds

London Underground staff were not trained to handle a situation in which people smashed a window to get out of a carriage at Clapham Common tube station, according to a report by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB).

May
08
You can now rent Tube stations for private events
You can now rent Tube stations for private events

You can now rent Tube stations for private events

Transport for London (TfL) has started allowing some of its tube stations to be used for private events.

May
08
Gatwick Express: The 40th anniversary of British Rail’s “supertrain”
Gatwick Express: The 40th anniversary of British Rail’s “supertrain”

Gatwick Express: The 40th anniversary of British Rail’s “supertrain”

Later this week marks the 40th anniversary of the official opening of the Gatwick Express, but not the 40th anniversary of when it carried its first passengers - that's next week

May
07
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
03
GWR names an intercity train after The Princess Royal
GWR names an intercity train after The Princess Royal

GWR names an intercity train after The Princess Royal

Great Western Railway (GWR) has named a train after HRH Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, in recognition of her support for more than 300 charities, organisations and military regiments in the UK and overseas.

May
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...

Apr
26
How TfL’s simple pop-up message led to a significant drop in paper ticket sales
How TfL’s simple pop-up message led to a significant drop in paper ticket sales

How TfL’s simple pop-up message led to a significant drop in paper ticket sales

Transport for London (TfL) has seen a drop in the sale of paper tickets after it made a small change to the ticket machines in London Underground stations.

Apr
25
Tube station managers to strike on Friday and Saturday
Tube station managers to strike on Friday and Saturday

Tube station managers to strike on Friday and Saturday

There may be intemittent and short notice tube station closures on Friday and Saturday, as station managers who are members of the TSSA union walk out in a dispute over working conditions.

Apr
24
London Overground planning £150 million maintenance contract
London Overground planning £150 million maintenance contract

London Overground planning £150 million maintenance contract

Transport for London (TfL) is planning a £150 million maintenance project for the London Overground.

Apr
23
TfL running shorter DLR trains to keep the fleet running
TfL running shorter DLR trains to keep the fleet running

TfL running shorter DLR trains to keep the fleet running

Transport for London (TfL) is having to run shorter trains on the DLR while it waits for its new fleet of replacement trains to arrive.

Apr
23
More national rail train strikes in early May
More national rail train strikes in early May

More national rail train strikes in early May

Train drivers are to walk out on strike again, this time the week of the early May Bank Holiday.

Apr
22
Southeastern completes refurbishing its Electrostar trains
Southeastern completes refurbishing its Electrostar trains

Southeastern completes refurbishing its Electrostar trains

Southeastern says that it has completed a refurbishment of all 112 of its Class 375 ‘Electrostar’ trains that operate on Southeastern’s routes serving Kent, East Sussex and mainline London stations.

Apr
19
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...

Apr
19
Warning of two-week closure of the Liverpool Street to Chingford railway
Warning of two-week closure of the Liverpool Street to Chingford railway

Warning of two-week closure of the Liverpool Street to Chingford railway

The Liverpool Street to Chingford railway line will be closed for 16 days this summer as Network Rail replaces a large bridge supporting a road junction near the Hackney Downs.

Apr
18
Urgent talks to buy more Elizabeth line trains
Urgent talks to buy more Elizabeth line trains

Urgent talks to buy more Elizabeth line trains

Alstom, the train manufacturer, has confirmed that it's in "intense discussions" with the government and Transport for London (TfL) about a fresh order of new trains for the Elizabeth line.

Apr
16
Celebrate the centenary of London Underground’s Camden Junction tunnels
Celebrate the centenary of London Underground’s Camden Junction tunnels

Celebrate the centenary of London Underground’s Camden Junction tunnels

This Saturday (20th April) marks the centenary of one of the London Underground's most impressive engineering feats.

Apr
16
Dalston’s Kingsbury Road pedestrian and cyclist bridge has reopened
Dalston’s Kingsbury Road pedestrian and cyclist bridge has reopened

Dalston’s Kingsbury Road pedestrian and cyclist bridge has reopened

An important cycle and pedestrian route over the London Overground in Dalston has reopened after Network Rail completed bridge replacement works.

Apr
15
Cheap train travel for 20-25 year olds when opening a Santander bank account
Cheap train travel for 20-25 year olds when opening a Santander bank account

Cheap train travel for 20-25 year olds when opening a Santander bank account

Santander Bank is offering free four-year railcards to people aged between 20 and 25 who open a new account with the bank.

Apr
12
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...

Apr
12
More details about the LNER wagon found buried in Belgium
More details about the LNER wagon found buried in Belgium

More details about the LNER wagon found buried in Belgium

New information has come to light following the unexpected discovery of a former LNER storage wagon in Belgium, 500 miles from the train operator’s UK headquarters.

Apr
10
HS2 reaches peak tunnelling activity with final west London TBM launch
HS2 reaches peak tunnelling activity with final west London TBM launch

HS2 reaches peak tunnelling activity with final west London TBM launch

Construction of the HS2 tunnels under London has hit another major milestone with the launch of the fourth – and final – machine being used to build the giant Northolt Tunnel beneath the capital.

Apr
08
Hammersmith Bridge to get a long-term cycle lane
Hammersmith Bridge to get a long-term cycle lane

Hammersmith Bridge to get a long-term cycle lane

The long running saga over repairs to the Hammersmith Bridge took an unexpected turn when the Department for Transport approved funding for a new semi-permanent cycle lane across the bridge.

Apr
08
Norwood Junction station upgrade put on hold
Norwood Junction station upgrade put on hold

Norwood Junction station upgrade put on hold

Plans for a major redevelopment of Norwood Junction station in south London have been put on hold as it's no longer considered a priority project.

Apr
05
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...

Apr
05