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.

Transport News - Archive Articles

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
Closing the Gap as Cycleway 4 connects Greenwich to London Bridge
Closing the Gap as Cycleway 4 connects Greenwich to London Bridge

Closing the Gap as Cycleway 4 connects Greenwich to London Bridge

There's no need to mind the gap anymore, as it has become easier to cycle from Greenwich to London Bridge after a break in the cycle lane at a busy road junction was closed.

Mar
06
Flash sale on Eurostar with tickets for £35 each way
Flash sale on Eurostar with tickets for £35 each way

Flash sale on Eurostar with tickets for £35 each way

Eurostar has a flash sale for the next few days, offering tickets from just £35 each way for travel between London and Lille, Paris, and Brussels.

Mar
05
Battersea’s tube station is about to get a second entrance
Battersea’s tube station is about to get a second entrance

Battersea’s tube station is about to get a second entrance

The Northern line station at Battersea Power Station is about to get a second entrance with more escalators leading to a recently opened part of the Battersea estate.

Mar
05
Southeastern upgrades south London depot to improve train cleaning facilities
Southeastern upgrades south London depot to improve train cleaning facilities

Southeastern upgrades south London depot to improve train cleaning facilities

The train company, Southeastern has been upgrading its train cleaning facilities, with a dedicated interior repair and heavy cleaning operation within the existing Grove Park depot in southeast London.

Mar
04
Ten-week closure of the Blackheath to Charlton railway tunnel
Ten-week closure of the Blackheath to Charlton railway tunnel

Ten-week closure of the Blackheath to Charlton railway tunnel

Network Rail is warning that the railway tunnel between Blackheath and Charlton in southeast London will close for ten weeks this summer, affecting Southeastern customers.

Mar
04
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
01
TfL’s off-peak “Fares Friday” trial starts next Friday
TfL’s off-peak “Fares Friday” trial starts next Friday

TfL’s off-peak “Fares Friday” trial starts next Friday

The recently announced plans to declare Fridays an off-peak day all day for tube and train passengers will kick in next week, the Mayor of London has announced.

Mar
01
London Overground strike CANCELLED
London Overground strike CANCELLED

London Overground strike CANCELLED

There will be a strike on the London Overground next Monday and Tuesday that will reduce train services and close several stations entirely.

Feb
28
Tube’s Got Talent: Buskers are auditioning for spaces on the London Underground
Tube’s Got Talent: Buskers are auditioning for spaces on the London Underground

Tube’s Got Talent: Buskers are auditioning for spaces on the London Underground

If you see buskers in tube stations being watched unusually attentively by a group of people, they could be auditioning to become one of TfL's authorised buskers allowed to perform in their stations.

Feb
28
New DLR trains to be delayed by a few months
New DLR trains to be delayed by a few months

New DLR trains to be delayed by a few months

The first of the new DLR trains was due to start carrying passengers early this year, but that has been pushed back by a few months, TfL has revealed in its investment programme report.

Feb
28
HS2 — UK’s largest railway tunnel boring machine completes 10-mile dig under the Chilterns
HS2 — UK’s largest railway tunnel boring machine completes 10-mile dig under the Chilterns

HS2 — UK’s largest railway tunnel boring machine completes 10-mile dig under the Chilterns

HS2's longest tunnel, running for 10 miles under the Chilterns, has been completed as the tunnel boring machine broke out of the ground to complete its long task.

Feb
27
Network Rail pledges £140 million overhaul for troubled Elizabeth line west of Paddington
Network Rail pledges £140 million overhaul for troubled Elizabeth line west of Paddington

Network Rail pledges £140 million overhaul for troubled Elizabeth line west of Paddington

The problematic end of the Elizabeth line west of Paddington station is to get a renewed focus from Network Rail to try and fix the problems once and for all.

Feb
27
TfL looking at Elizabeth line extensions to Staines and Ebbsfleet
TfL looking at Elizabeth line extensions to Staines and Ebbsfleet

TfL looking at Elizabeth line extensions to Staines and Ebbsfleet

Ever since construction started, there's been suggestions about how and where to extend the Elizabeth line, which have only got louder once the line opened and people saw the effect it had on travel.

Feb
27
London Overground train makes rare diversion to London Bridge station
London Overground train makes rare diversion to London Bridge station

London Overground train makes rare diversion to London Bridge station

On Sunday morning, a London Overground train paid a visit to London Bridge station -- a station that the Overground doesn't usually visit.

Feb
26