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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Regulated rail fares to rise by nearly 6% in March 2023
Regulated rail fares to rise by nearly 6% in March 2023

Regulated rail fares to rise by nearly 6% in March 2023

The government has announced that regulated national rail fares will rise by 5.9% from March 2023, below the rate of inflation that is usually used to calculate the fares rise each year.

Dec
22
2022
More rail strikes announced for just after Christmas
More rail strikes announced for just after Christmas

More rail strikes announced for just after Christmas

Staff at three train companies are to go on strike in the week between Christmas and New Year, along with overtime bans on several other train companies.

Dec
21
2022
Mobile phone coverage on the London Underground reaches the Central and Northern lines
Mobile phone coverage on the London Underground reaches the Central and Northern lines

Mobile phone coverage on the London Underground reaches the Central and Northern lines

Mobile phone coverage in London Underground tunnels, currently on the Jubilee line between Westminster and Canning Town, is being expanded to part of the Central and Northern lines this week.

Dec
21
2022
Train drivers at 15 companies to strike on Thursday 5th January
Train drivers at 15 companies to strike on Thursday 5th January

Train drivers at 15 companies to strike on Thursday 5th January

The rail drivers union, Aslef has announced a one-day strike will take place in the first week of the New Year as part of its long-running dispute over pay.

Dec
20
2022
Train strike to seriously disrupt rail services on Christmas Eve
Train strike to seriously disrupt rail services on Christmas Eve

Train strike to seriously disrupt rail services on Christmas Eve

A strike by RMT members on Christmas Eve is likely to severely affect train services, and the rail industry is advising people to avoid travel if at all possible.

Dec
19
2022
Study finds London Underground air contains ultrafine metallic pollution
Study finds London Underground air contains ultrafine metallic pollution

Study finds London Underground air contains ultrafine metallic pollution

A study into pollution levels on the London Underground has found ultrafine metallic particles small enough to end up in the human bloodstream, although the study also notes that it's not clear whether these particles pose a health risk.

Dec
16
2022
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…

Dec
16
2022
South Western Railway cutting train services over Christmas due to staff shortages
South Western Railway cutting train services over Christmas due to staff shortages

South Western Railway cutting train services over Christmas due to staff shortages

South Western Railway (SWR) is warning passengers that it will be running a severely reduced service over the Christmas period due to a shortage of staff.

Dec
15
2022
Elizabeth line staff vote for strike action
Elizabeth line staff vote for strike action

Elizabeth line staff vote for strike action

Maintenance and safety staff working on the Elizabeth line have voted for strike action after they rejected a pay offer.

Dec
14
2022
Mayor of London to raise council tax to fund public transport services
Mayor of London to raise council tax to fund public transport services

Mayor of London to raise council tax to fund public transport services

A previously announced plan to raise council tax bills in London to help fund Transport for London (TfL) as it recovers from the pandemic has received government approval.

Dec
14
2022
TfL awards Bakerloo line extension consultancy contract
TfL awards Bakerloo line extension consultancy contract

TfL awards Bakerloo line extension consultancy contract

Although the Bakerloo line extension project is on hold at the moment, TfL is still carrying out some work on protecting the alignment and has awarded a contract to carry out feasibility studies for five packages of tunnelling works.

Dec
13
2022

A decade of contactless payments on London’s public transport

On this day in 2012, a revolution began when London's buses started accepting contactless payment for fares. A decade later, contactless payments make up over two-thirds of pay as you go fares on London's buses, and over 2.5 billion journeys have been paid for this way.

Dec
13
2022
Ambulance staff to read safety messages on the London Underground
Ambulance staff to read safety messages on the London Underground

Ambulance staff to read safety messages on the London Underground

The voices of staff from London Ambulance Service (LAS) will be ringing out across the Transport for London (TfL) network this Christmas, in a series of specially-recorded messages reminding millions of customers to take care as they travel across the capital.

Dec
12
2022
A look at London’s recent railway upgrades
A look at London’s recent railway upgrades

A look at London’s recent railway upgrades

The latest Programmes and Investment Committee report from TfL has outlined some of the works that have been carried out on London’s rail network in recent months.

Dec
09
2022
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…

Dec
09
2022
Chiltern Railway’s last Parliamentary Train from West Ealing
Chiltern Railway’s last Parliamentary Train from West Ealing

Chiltern Railway’s last Parliamentary Train from West Ealing

Yesterday, Chiltern Railway's usually ghostly quiet West London Parliamentary train had an unexpectedly eventful day thanks to being packed full of visitors and a trespasser on the tracks.

Dec
08
2022
Train companies warn people to avoid travel during rail strikes
Train companies warn people to avoid travel during rail strikes

Train companies warn people to avoid travel during rail strikes

The rail industry is warning that barely a fifth of services will run during two 48-hour strikes that will affect services for most of next week.

Dec
08
2022
Shopping surge sends tube stations back to pre-pandemic levels
Shopping surge sends tube stations back to pre-pandemic levels

Shopping surge sends tube stations back to pre-pandemic levels

Passenger numbers at tube stations in key shopping areas returned back to pre-pandemic levels last weekend, according to the latest numbers from Transport for London (TfL).

Dec
07
2022
RMT announces new rail strike for Christmas Eve
RMT announces new rail strike for Christmas Eve

RMT announces new rail strike for Christmas Eve

The rail union, the RMT has announced another train strike is to take place on Christmas Eve from 6pm on Christmas Eve and last until 6am on 27th December.

Dec
05
2022
Ride in a 1950s vintage bus on Christmas Day
Ride in a 1950s vintage bus on Christmas Day

Ride in a 1950s vintage bus on Christmas Day

On the day when tubes, trains, buses and even cable cars go to sleep, there will be one bus company offering a very special Christmas Day service.

Dec
05
2022
Rail industry offers deal to RMT to end train strikes
Rail industry offers deal to RMT to end train strikes

Rail industry offers deal to RMT to end train strikes

On the eve of the final chance to end a series of rail strikes, the rail industry trade association, the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) has publicly stated its latest offer to avert the strikes.

Dec
04
2022
Threat of strike action on the Elizabeth line
Threat of strike action on the Elizabeth line

Threat of strike action on the Elizabeth line

London's newest railway could be about to get its first train strike, as the TSSA union has started balloting members on the Elizabeth line for strike action over pay.

Dec
02
2022
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…

Dec
02
2022
TfL to slash another £600 million from its annual budget by 2026
TfL to slash another £600 million from its annual budget by 2026

TfL to slash another £600 million from its annual budget by 2026

Transport for London (TfL) has outlined a new business plan for the years ahead and says that it needs to make additional cost cuts of around £600 million per year by 2025/26.

Dec
01
2022