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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Euston station testing new departure display boards
Euston station testing new departure display boards

Euston station testing new departure display boards

Some new passenger information screens are being installed at London Euston station over the coming weeks to test how passengers react to them.

Nov
11
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…

Nov
11
2022
National Rail strike announced for Sat 26th Nov
National Rail strike announced for Sat 26th Nov

National Rail strike announced for Sat 26th Nov

Train drivers working for twelve rail companies across the UK will go on strike on Saturday 26th November, the Aslef union has announced.

Nov
10
2022
Tube Strike – avoid the London Underground on Thursday
Tube Strike – avoid the London Underground on Thursday

Tube Strike – avoid the London Underground on Thursday

Transport for London (TfL) is warning that there will be a very limited or no service on the entire London Underground this coming Thursday (10th Nov) due to strike action.

Nov
08
2022
Flash sale on Eurostar tickets this week
Flash sale on Eurostar tickets this week

Flash sale on Eurostar tickets this week

For just a couple of days, there's a flash sale on discounted Eurostar train tickets.

Nov
08
2022
A new tube map and cover art to mark the Elizabeth line changes
A new tube map and cover art to mark the Elizabeth line changes

A new tube map and cover art to mark the Elizabeth line changes

The big shake-up of the Elizabeth line linking up the core tunnels to the mainline services means a new tube map is required, and with a new map comes a new cover art design.

Nov
08
2022
Elizabeth line links up the core tunnels to Heathrow and beyond
Elizabeth line links up the core tunnels to Heathrow and beyond

Elizabeth line links up the core tunnels to Heathrow and beyond

Just after 7am this morning, the first trains on the Elizabeth line were able to run from the edges of the line directly through the central core tunnels.

Nov
06
2022
There’s a London tube strike next week
There’s a London tube strike next week

There’s a London tube strike next week

Although the national rail strikes have been cancelled, there will be a large scale tube strike this coming Thursday 10th November.

Nov
05
2022
National Rail strikes are cancelled
National Rail strikes are cancelled

National Rail strikes are cancelled

A series of national rail strikes that was due to seriously disrupt train services has been called off by the RMT union, although without enough notice to avoid serious disruption on Saturday.

Nov
04
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…

Nov
04
2022
Wi-Fi upgrade for South Western Railway
Wi-Fi upgrade for South Western Railway

Wi-Fi upgrade for South Western Railway

Work to improve South Western Railway's in-train Wi-Fi service is underway along the railway between Basingstoke and Earlsfield.

Nov
02
2022
Better ventilation could be key for London Underground to manage air quality
Better ventilation could be key for London Underground to manage air quality

Better ventilation could be key for London Underground to manage air quality

A lack of fresh air was found in a deep London Underground station, and air pollution is at its worst during the evening rush hour, according to research led by the University of Surrey

Nov
02
2022
A second HS2 tunnel boring machine starts digging under London
A second HS2 tunnel boring machine starts digging under London

A second HS2 tunnel boring machine starts digging under London

The second of two huge tunnel boring machines has started digging the HS2 tunnels that'll run under west London

Nov
01
2022
Rail firms warn about train strike disruption this weekend
Rail firms warn about train strike disruption this weekend

Rail firms warn about train strike disruption this weekend

With several days of strikes on the railways starting this Saturday, the rail industry is warning of serious disruption and that passengers should only travel by rail if absolutely necessary.

Oct
31
2022
Bank tube station just got a lot easier to use
Bank tube station just got a lot easier to use

Bank tube station just got a lot easier to use

A pair of new moving walkways opened this morning at Bank tube station transforming the connection between the Northern and Central lines.

Oct
28
2022
London Underground’s smartphone ticket sales exceed pre-pandemic levels
London Underground’s smartphone ticket sales exceed pre-pandemic levels

London Underground’s smartphone ticket sales exceed pre-pandemic levels

If you've noticed people are increasingly tapping in on the London Underground with their phone or watch, you won't be surprised to learn that than a third of contactless pay as you go journeys on the tube are now being paid for with a smartphone or smartwatch

Oct
28
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…

Oct
28
2022
The Elizabeth line will accept European Interrail tickets
The Elizabeth line will accept European Interrail tickets

The Elizabeth line will accept European Interrail tickets

Interrail, a rail pass that gives unlimited mainline rail travel across Europe can also be used on the new Elizabeth line, even though Interrail tickets are not accepted on the rest of the London Underground.

Oct
27
2022
Pantograph charged electric buses being tested in Southeast London
Pantograph charged electric buses being tested in Southeast London

Pantograph charged electric buses being tested in Southeast London

A bus route in southeast London is testing an electric doubledecker bus that is thought to be the world's first to use a reverse pantograph to top up the batteries.

Oct
26
2022
Upgrades planned for Clapham Junction station
Upgrades planned for Clapham Junction station

Upgrades planned for Clapham Junction station

One of the entrances to Clapham Junction station is about to get an upgrade to add more space for ticket barriers and better toilets for passengers.

Oct
26
2022
National rail and London tube strike dates changed
National rail and London tube strike dates changed

National rail and London tube strike dates changed

The dates of a series of national rail and tube strikes have been changed after the RMT union agreed to move one of them to avoid clashing with the annual Royal British Legion (RBL) Poppy day.

Oct
26
2022
UK’s largest ever pour of low-carbon concrete at HS2’s Euston station site
UK’s largest ever pour of low-carbon concrete at HS2’s Euston station site

UK’s largest ever pour of low-carbon concrete at HS2’s Euston station site

A foundation slab has been poured for HS2's new Euston station using a type of concrete that emits far less CO2 than normal construction grade concretes.

Oct
25
2022
Trains now more popular than planes for London to Edinburgh trips
Trains now more popular than planes for London to Edinburgh trips

Trains now more popular than planes for London to Edinburgh trips

Lower fares and more trains on the route between London and Edinburgh have lured more people to ditch the plane in favour of the train, according to analysis of flight and train traffic.

Oct
25
2022
20 photos from the Elizabeth line’s new Bond Street station
20 photos from the Elizabeth line’s new Bond Street station

20 photos from the Elizabeth line’s new Bond Street station

After several months of passing through without stopping, at 5:47am this morning an Elizabeth line train carrying passengers called at Bond Street station for the first time.

Oct
24
2022