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…

Oct
21
2022
Government plans changes to strike laws to keep trains running
Government plans changes to strike laws to keep trains running

Government plans changes to strike laws to keep trains running

Rail unions could be required to maintain a maximum level of service when they call strike action under a change in the law being proposed by the government.

Oct
20
2022
There’s a large model railway at King’s Cross station
There’s a large model railway at King’s Cross station

There’s a large model railway at King’s Cross station

A new family lounge has opened at King's Cross station, and it has a large model railway in the middle to delight visitors.

Oct
20
2022
Refurbishment for Southeastern’s Javelin HS1 trains
Refurbishment for Southeastern’s Javelin HS1 trains

Refurbishment for Southeastern’s Javelin HS1 trains

The high-speed Javelin trains that provide services between London St Pancras and Kent are to receive a £27 million refurbishment, with work starting early next year.

Oct
19
2022
More national rail and tube strikes announced for November.
More national rail and tube strikes announced for November.

More national rail and tube strikes announced for November.

The RMT union has announced another set of strikes early next month that will coincide with Bonfire Night.

Oct
18
2022
Calls for a ban on domestic flights to boost rail travel
Calls for a ban on domestic flights to boost rail travel

Calls for a ban on domestic flights to boost rail travel

Almost a third of journeys often flown within Great Britain could be quicker if people travelled by train instead, according to a recent report.

Oct
18
2022
New Elizabeth line timetable for November 2022
New Elizabeth line timetable for November 2022

New Elizabeth line timetable for November 2022

The new timetable has been released for the Elizabeth line showing how services will change when through running from Shenfield to Paddington and Abbey Wood to Reading comes available.

Oct
18
2022
High Street Kensington tube station gets new entry route
High Street Kensington tube station gets new entry route

High Street Kensington tube station gets new entry route

Earlier this year, a brand new entrance was added that makes it easier to get in and out of High Street Kensington tube station.

Oct
18
2022
Hammersmith Bridge getting a double-decker road bridge insert
Hammersmith Bridge getting a double-decker road bridge insert

Hammersmith Bridge getting a double-decker road bridge insert

A plan to insert a temporary double-decker bridge inside the closed Hammersmith Bridge is likely to go ahead after the local council approved funding for the scheme.

Oct
17
2022
Farwell tour for the British Rail Class 315 trains
Farwell tour for the British Rail Class 315 trains

Farwell tour for the British Rail Class 315 trains

The last of the legacy British Rail Class 315 inherited by the Elizabeth line on the Shenfield to Liverpool Street line will be taken out of service next month.

Oct
17
2022
New entrance for Knightsbridge tube station
New entrance for Knightsbridge tube station

New entrance for Knightsbridge tube station

Knightsbridge tube station on the Piccadilly line has a new entrance to replace one that closed a few years ago.

Oct
17
2022
The Flying Scotsman steam train is at King’s Cross station this weekend
The Flying Scotsman steam train is at King’s Cross station this weekend

The Flying Scotsman steam train is at King’s Cross station this weekend

To mark both the 170th anniversary of King's Cross station and the coming 100th anniversary of the Flying Scotsman, the world-famous steam train* is at King's Cross station all weekend.

Oct
14
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
14
2022
Bank station’s new escalators between DLR and Northern lines has opened
Bank station’s new escalators between DLR and Northern lines has opened

Bank station’s new escalators between DLR and Northern lines has opened

A bank of new escalators opened this morning at Bank tube station, creating a direct stairs-free link between the DLR and Northern lines for the first time.

Oct
13
2022
Luton Airport railway opening date delayed
Luton Airport railway opening date delayed

Luton Airport railway opening date delayed

The opening date of a new automated railway link between London Luton Aiport and the mainline railway has been pushed back until sometime early next year. It had been due to open this year.

Oct
12
2022
Vintage Routemaster bus to return to regular service in London
Vintage Routemaster bus to return to regular service in London

Vintage Routemaster bus to return to regular service in London

A vintage Routemaster bus will be plying the streets of central London from this weekend as a new regular service is launched.

Oct
11
2022
Cheap train fares from Greater Anglia
Cheap train fares from Greater Anglia

Cheap train fares from Greater Anglia

Time to plan some away day trips out of London, as Greater Anglia is offering return train fares from £10 for the next few weeks.

Oct
11
2022
Testing TfL’s new e-bike hire scheme
Testing TfL’s new e-bike hire scheme

Testing TfL’s new e-bike hire scheme

Last week, 500 new e-bikes joined TfL's existing Santander cycle hire scheme, but what are they like to ride?

Oct
11
2022
Paddington Station returns Paddington Bear to Platform One
Paddington Station returns Paddington Bear to Platform One

Paddington Station returns Paddington Bear to Platform One

Paddington Bear has returned to his home on Platform 1 in the eponymous railway station, after a temporary move to the other side of the station resulted in an outpouring of complaints.

Oct
10
2022
Heritage concerns over £1.5 billion development above Liverpool Street station
Heritage concerns over £1.5 billion development above Liverpool Street station

Heritage concerns over £1.5 billion development above Liverpool Street station

The property developer, Sellar has outlined initial plans for a £1.5 billion development above Liverpool Street station that has provoked widespread concerns about the effect on the station's heritage.

Oct
10
2022
Avanti West Coast given six months to fix its problems
Avanti West Coast given six months to fix its problems

Avanti West Coast given six months to fix its problems

Troubled Avanti West Coast, which runs trains along the West Coast route between London and Scotland has been given six months to fix its problems or face losing its license.

Oct
07
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
07
2022
HS2 starts digging 26 miles of tunnel under London
HS2 starts digging 26 miles of tunnel under London

HS2 starts digging 26 miles of tunnel under London

The first of four tunnel boring machines have started digging HS2's railway tunnels that will run under London from Euston to Ruislip.

Oct
06
2022
TfL launches e-bikes for hire
TfL launches e-bikes for hire

TfL launches e-bikes for hire

Transport for London's (TfL) existing cycle hire scheme has been joined by 500 electric bikes today.

Oct
06
2022