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

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

Mar
22
From Fossil Fuels to Solar Power – TfL’s £16 million grant to cut carbon emissions
From Fossil Fuels to Solar Power – TfL’s £16 million grant to cut carbon emissions

From Fossil Fuels to Solar Power – TfL’s £16 million grant to cut carbon emissions

A number of Transport for London (TfL) buildings and depots are about to get energy upgrades to help reduce their carbon emissions and the cost of heating the buildings.

Mar
21
New operator for the London Cable Car
New operator for the London Cable Car

New operator for the London Cable Car

A new company will take over the management of the London Cable Car, aka, the Dangleway on its 12th anniversary in June.

Mar
21
GWR starts west London trials of a battery-powered train to replace diesels
GWR starts west London trials of a battery-powered train to replace diesels

GWR starts west London trials of a battery-powered train to replace diesels

For the next few months, an old London Underground train can be seen running along a length of National Rail track in west London, as it tests a new battery technology that could replace diesel trains on branch lines.

Mar
21
Marylebone station’s 125th anniversary
Marylebone station’s 125th anniversary

Marylebone station’s 125th anniversary

Last Friday, Marylebone station celebrated its 125th anniversary with a special train naming ceremony.

Mar
20
Another weekend of strikes on the National Rail network
Another weekend of strikes on the National Rail network

Another weekend of strikes on the National Rail network

Another series of rolling strikes on England's national railways has been announced, with strikes starting on Friday 5 April and running through to Monday 8th April 2024.

Mar
20
London Underground train drivers to strike in April and May
London Underground train drivers to strike in April and May

London Underground train drivers to strike in April and May

Tube train drivers who are members of the train drivers’ union, ASLEF, are to go on strike on Monday 8th April and Saturday 4th May, unless they can resolve a dispute over working conditions.

Mar
20
Uncertain Impact: Dust on London Underground raises questions about staff health
Uncertain Impact: Dust on London Underground raises questions about staff health

Uncertain Impact: Dust on London Underground raises questions about staff health

A study into the effects of airborne dust on the London Underground has suggested that it might be leading to more sickness amongst tube staff, but that more studies are needed before a firm conclusion could be reached.

Mar
19
More delays for Beam Park station – no decision until later this year
More delays for Beam Park station – no decision until later this year

More delays for Beam Park station – no decision until later this year

The long-running saga about whether a new railway station will be built at Beam Park in East London is unlikely to be resolved anytime soon, as a decision is not expected now until later this year.

Mar
19
TfL seeking suppliers for Bakerloo line overhaul
TfL seeking suppliers for Bakerloo line overhaul

TfL seeking suppliers for Bakerloo line overhaul

The elderly Bakerloo line trains will eventually need to be replaced, and Transport for London (TfL) has started looking for suppliers to prepare the Bakerloo line for the new trains.

Mar
18
Euston station will be closed over the Easter weekend
Euston station will be closed over the Easter weekend

Euston station will be closed over the Easter weekend

If you were planning to travel via Euston station this Easter, try to change your plans, as the station will be closed all weekend.

Mar
15
Recycling boost for LNER’s train cleaners
Recycling boost for LNER’s train cleaners

Recycling boost for LNER’s train cleaners

Train company, LNER has revealed that it’s now sorting up to 100 kilograms of waste a day – as it maintains its position of sending zero waste to landfill.

Mar
15
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
15
TfL rules out regular London Overground trains to London Bridge
TfL rules out regular London Overground trains to London Bridge

TfL rules out regular London Overground trains to London Bridge

A plan to run London Overground trains into London Bridge as a regular service is unlikely to happen because Southern is expected to restore their service through the Sydenham Corridor to four trains an hour in 2025.

Mar
14
From Dangleways to Driverless Pods: The rejected Thamesmead DLR extensions
From Dangleways to Driverless Pods: The rejected Thamesmead DLR extensions

From Dangleways to Driverless Pods: The rejected Thamesmead DLR extensions

There are plans to extend the DLR to Thamesmead, but before TfL put that out to consultation, they considered everything from extending the Jubilee line to building new cable cars.

Mar
13
Train Sim World adds London Overground expansion with Goblin “Easter Egg”
Train Sim World adds London Overground expansion with Goblin “Easter Egg”

Train Sim World adds London Overground expansion with Goblin “Easter Egg”

Train Sim World, the train simulator game, has added the GOBLIN branch of the London Overground to their platform, so you can now manage a train trip from Gospel Oak to Barking Riverside.

Mar
13
Rare copy of a Beck-inspired tube map – for Australia
Rare copy of a Beck-inspired tube map – for Australia

Rare copy of a Beck-inspired tube map – for Australia

When the now classic Harry Beck designed tube map was first released in the 1930s, it proved so popular that a version - complete with tube roundel - soon appeared on the other side of the world, in Sydney.

Mar
13
Initial funding for Elephant & Castle railway station upgrade
Initial funding for Elephant & Castle railway station upgrade

Initial funding for Elephant & Castle railway station upgrade

An ambition to upgrade the Elephant & Castle railway station has taken a step forward after initial funding was granted for planning work to be carried out.

Mar
12
Look out for this retro British Rail inspired train makeover
Look out for this retro British Rail inspired train makeover

Look out for this retro British Rail inspired train makeover

South Western Railway has unveiled a special ‘new’ livery for one of its Class 455 trains, inspired by its original 1980s British Rail design.

Mar
12
Waterloo station set for huge “London Bridge style” upgrade
Waterloo station set for huge “London Bridge style” upgrade

Waterloo station set for huge “London Bridge style” upgrade

Waterloo station could soon receive a huge London Bridge-style upgrade, according to plans shown off by Network Rail and Lambeth council.

Mar
11
St Pancras station planning for more international passengers
St Pancras station planning for more international passengers

St Pancras station planning for more international passengers

St Pancras International station is looking at how it can expand its capacity to handle more passengers and is commissioning architects to provide suggestions about how to do that.

Mar
08
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
08
BRIO releases an official London Underground toy train
BRIO releases an official London Underground toy train

BRIO releases an official London Underground toy train

The toy train company, BRIO has started selling a London Underground themed train set that's been officially licensed to carry the tube logo.

Mar
07
Intercity 125 train returning to London for one day
Intercity 125 train returning to London for one day

Intercity 125 train returning to London for one day

Next Friday, there will be a very special visitor to Marylebone station - an Intercity 125 train, and you could be on it.

Mar
06