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.

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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
26
2023
Purfleet-on-Thames railway station set for major rebuild as plans submitted for approval
Purfleet-on-Thames railway station set for major rebuild as plans submitted for approval

Purfleet-on-Thames railway station set for major rebuild as plans submitted for approval

Long standing plans to move and rebuild a little railway station currently serving the Essex town of Purfleet-on-Thames have advanced as the formal planning application has been submitted to the council for approval.

May
25
2023
Brent Cross West station gears up for Autumn opening with new station signs
Brent Cross West station gears up for Autumn opening with new station signs

Brent Cross West station gears up for Autumn opening with new station signs

The construction of the new Brent Cross West station on the Thameslink line in north London reached a new milestone this week when the external signs were installed, signalling the future opening of the station, which is expected in autumn this year.

May
24
2023
RMT union extends its London Underground strike mandate
RMT union extends its London Underground strike mandate

RMT union extends its London Underground strike mandate

The RMT union has secured approval to extend its strike action on the London Underground for a further six months, and the members attitudes appear to have hardened since the last vote for strike action.

May
23
2023
Pressure building to extend the DLR to Thamesmead
Pressure building to extend the DLR to Thamesmead

Pressure building to extend the DLR to Thamesmead

The campaign to extend the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) across the river to Thamesmead has stepped up with two MPs raising the issue.

May
23
2023
Is it time to kill off Wi-Fi on the railways?
Is it time to kill off Wi-Fi on the railways?

Is it time to kill off Wi-Fi on the railways?

Train companies might be told to stop providing Wi-Fi on trains in an effort to cut costs while train revenues are still below pre-pandemic levels.

May
23
2023
Elizabeth line’s new peak time timetable starts with a broken down train
Elizabeth line’s new peak time timetable starts with a broken down train

Elizabeth line’s new peak time timetable starts with a broken down train

The Elizabeth line’s full peak timetable commenced today, but the start was marred by another broken down train that knocked out services between Paddington and Abbey Wood.

May
22
2023
Historic railway track restored at Paddington station
Historic railway track restored at Paddington station

Historic railway track restored at Paddington station

Two lengths of railway track from the very earliest days of the railways have been restored at Paddington station, although you might need a few tips to be able to find them.

May
22
2023
Stratford station will be easier to use with new entrance being built
Stratford station will be easier to use with new entrance being built

Stratford station will be easier to use with new entrance being built

Work has started on building a new entrance at Stratford station in East London which will make it much easier for people living to the west of the station to use get to the trains.

May
19
2023
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
19
2023
Another train strike announced by the RMT
Another train strike announced by the RMT

Another train strike announced by the RMT

The RMT union has announced that its members working for the train operating companies will walk out in strike on Friday 2nd June 2023.

May
18
2023
Elizabeth line strike called off
Elizabeth line strike called off

Elizabeth line strike called off

A strike on the Elizabeth line that would have disrupted the service on its first anniversary has been called off.

May
18
2023
Flying Scotsman visiting London in June
Flying Scotsman visiting London in June

Flying Scotsman visiting London in June

The legendary Flying Scotsman locomotive is 100 years old, and as part of the centenary celebrations, it will be visiting several London stations in June.

May
17
2023
Heritage railway extension will link it to the mainline railway again
Heritage railway extension will link it to the mainline railway again

Heritage railway extension will link it to the mainline railway again

A long standing ambition to connect a heritage railway to the mainline network has taken a step forward after it was granted permission to rebuild a section of a disused railway.

May
17
2023
Isleworth station is next to receive step-free access upgrade
Isleworth station is next to receive step-free access upgrade

Isleworth station is next to receive step-free access upgrade

Isleworth station in southwest London is the latest to get an upgrade to step-free access as Network Rail outlines plans to add two lifts to the station.

May
16
2023
Excavation at Old Oak Common station reaches HS2 track depth milestone
Excavation at Old Oak Common station reaches HS2 track depth milestone

Excavation at Old Oak Common station reaches HS2 track depth milestone

Excavation of the huge underground space that will eventually become HS2's new station at Old Oak Common has reached down to the track level, and they've completed the first base slab concrete pour at the western end.

May
16
2023
London Underground criticised after track worker hit by train
London Underground criticised after track worker hit by train

London Underground criticised after track worker hit by train

London Underground has been criticised after a trackside worker was hit by a Metropolitan line train while she was working on the railway between Chalfont & Latimer and Chesham stations last April.

May
15
2023
LNER names its first Azuma train celebrating its centenary
LNER names its first Azuma train celebrating its centenary

LNER names its first Azuma train celebrating its centenary

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has launched the first named and liveried train as part of the Azuma fleet on the East Coast route, connecting London with Yorkshire, the North East of England and Scotland.

May
15
2023
Consultation opens to create cycle lanes on Kensington High Street
Consultation opens to create cycle lanes on Kensington High Street

Consultation opens to create cycle lanes on Kensington High Street

Kensington and Chelsea council has opened a consultation to create cycle lanes on Fulham Road and Kensington High Street, but they will be advisory only -- not the partially segregated cycle lanes that were removed in 2021.

May
15
2023
Chelsea Flower Show garden is coming to Latimer Road tube station
Chelsea Flower Show garden is coming to Latimer Road tube station

Chelsea Flower Show garden is coming to Latimer Road tube station

When the Chelsea Flower Show closes, most of the gardens are taken away and recycled, but one will remain in London, as it's rebuilt next to Latimer Road tube station.

May
12
2023
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
12
2023

Reduced access to Holloway Road tube station for a year while lifts are replaced

Holloway Road tube station on the Piccadilly line will have just one lift in use between the street and trains until June 2024 due to maintenance work that will see both of the 1980s era lifts being replaced, one at a time.

May
11
2023
Severe disruption expected due to train strike on Friday and Saturday
Severe disruption expected due to train strike on Friday and Saturday

Severe disruption expected due to train strike on Friday and Saturday

The rail industry is warning of significant disruption this Friday and Saturday due to two overlapping train strikes.

May
10
2023
Elizabeth line strike to hit on its first anniversary
Elizabeth line strike to hit on its first anniversary

Elizabeth line strike to hit on its first anniversary

The core section of the Elizabeth line is likely to be closed on the day of its first anniversary, as Elizabeth line staff who are members of the TSSA union are to walk out on strike in a dispute over pay.

May
09
2023