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

Four companies shortlisted to operate the Elizabeth line
Four companies shortlisted to operate the Elizabeth line

Four companies shortlisted to operate the Elizabeth line

Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed four bidders have been shortlisted to operate the Elizabeth line when the current contract expires in May 2025.

Feb
19
TfL earned £830,000 from Samsung’s circular tube map adverts
TfL earned £830,000 from Samsung’s circular tube map adverts

TfL earned £830,000 from Samsung’s circular tube map adverts

It can be revealed that TfL earned £830,000 from Samsung's recent advertising campaign that saw a reimagined circular tube map displayed at six tube stations.

Feb
16
Secrets of the London Underground is returning for a fourth series
Secrets of the London Underground is returning for a fourth series

Secrets of the London Underground is returning for a fourth series

A new fourth series of Secrets of the London Underground will be coming to Yesterday TV, and filming for the new series is underway now.

Feb
16
London Overground strike called off
London Overground strike called off

London Overground strike called off

A strike which would have severely disrupted the London Overground next week has been called off.

Feb
16
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...

Feb
16
No more orange – new tube map shows the renamed London Overground lines
No more orange – new tube map shows the renamed London Overground lines

No more orange – new tube map shows the renamed London Overground lines

Prepare to be both delighted and outraged, as the names are revealed for renaming the London Overground branches.

Feb
15
Train fares for just £1 on the Marston Vale Line
Train fares for just £1 on the Marston Vale Line

Train fares for just £1 on the Marston Vale Line

If you fancy a trip on what is likely the UK's cheapest railway journey, you can ride the Marston Vale railway link between Bedford and Bletchley for just £1 per trip.

Feb
14
Strike on the London Overground next week
Strike on the London Overground next week

Strike on the London Overground next week

There will be disruption on the London Overground next week as RMT members walk out in strike action.

Feb
13
Young people set to shape the future of London’s transport network
Young people set to shape the future of London’s transport network

Young people set to shape the future of London’s transport network

Young Londoners will help shape the capital’s transport network as Transport for London (TfL) is to start including people under the age of 25 at senior meetings.

Feb
13
First glimpse at Paddington station’s new Bakerloo line entrance
First glimpse at Paddington station’s new Bakerloo line entrance

First glimpse at Paddington station’s new Bakerloo line entrance

Paddington tube station's new step-free access to the Bakerloo line is nearing completion and can now be seen by the public as the protective hoardings around the building site are pushed back.

Feb
13
Majority of London’s new Piccadilly line trains will be built in Yorkshire
Majority of London’s new Piccadilly line trains will be built in Yorkshire

Majority of London’s new Piccadilly line trains will be built in Yorkshire

A factory in Yorkshire is to build the majority of the new tube trains for the Piccadilly line, the manufacturer, Siemens Mobility has confirmed.

Feb
12
Nearly 20,000 people prosecuted for fare evasion on London’s transport
Nearly 20,000 people prosecuted for fare evasion on London’s transport

Nearly 20,000 people prosecuted for fare evasion on London’s transport

There's been a surge in people being prosecuted for fare evasion over the past year after TfL ramped up its enforcement activities.

Feb
09
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...

Feb
09
Former District line tube train to start GWR battery-train trials in west London
Former District line tube train to start GWR battery-train trials in west London

Former District line tube train to start GWR battery-train trials in west London

Former District line tube trains will start running in West London this Spring as GWR brings a converted ex-tube train to West Ealing for testing.

Feb
08
Hammersmith Bridge will reopen to cyclists next week
Hammersmith Bridge will reopen to cyclists next week

Hammersmith Bridge will reopen to cyclists next week

Hammersmith Bridge will re-open to cyclists, cargo bikes and e-scooters from Tuesday 13th February, but only for about ten weeks.

Feb
08
Colindale tube station to close for 7 months for major rebuilding works
Colindale tube station to close for 7 months for major rebuilding works

Colindale tube station to close for 7 months for major rebuilding works

Colindale station on the Northern line will close for about seven months in June to allow the station to be rebuilt, and Transport for London (TfL) has now confirmed the closure dates.

Feb
07
HS2 opens new road over Copthall Green tunnel in west London
HS2 opens new road over Copthall Green tunnel in west London

HS2 opens new road over Copthall Green tunnel in west London

A narrow country road in west London has been replaced with a wider road, as part of the HS2 railway project.

Feb
07
Government unable to explain how a cut-back HS2 will run a railway
Government unable to explain how a cut-back HS2 will run a railway

Government unable to explain how a cut-back HS2 will run a railway

Having been subjected to a plethora of cuts by the government, the HS2 railway is now so reduced in capability that its costs outweigh the benefits

Feb
07
TfL warning about a 5-day closure of the Piccadilly line to Heathrow Airport
TfL warning about a 5-day closure of the Piccadilly line to Heathrow Airport

TfL warning about a 5-day closure of the Piccadilly line to Heathrow Airport

Parts of the Piccadilly line in west London will be closed from this Saturday and won't reopen until next Thursday (15th Feb 2024).

Feb
06
Consultation starts on DLR’s Thamesmead extension
Consultation starts on DLR’s Thamesmead extension

Consultation starts on DLR’s Thamesmead extension

The formal consultation on plans to extend the DLR from Beckton to Thamesmead has opened, paving the way -- eventually -- to building the railway.

Feb
05
Improving step-free access at tube stations with miniature ramps
Improving step-free access at tube stations with miniature ramps

Improving step-free access at tube stations with miniature ramps

Trials of a miniature boarding ramp to improve accessibility on the London Underground have proven sufficiently successful that they will be deployed at more tube stations.

Feb
02
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...

Feb
02
Five tube stations now have new circular tube maps
Five tube stations now have new circular tube maps

Five tube stations now have new circular tube maps

Circular tube maps are appearing at some London Underground stations as part of an advertising campaign from a phone company promoting a circle feature on their new phones.

Feb
01
Week long closure of South London railways is cancelled
Week long closure of South London railways is cancelled

Week long closure of South London railways is cancelled

A planned week long closure of part of South London railways has been cancelled, and trains in the Tooting, Crystal Palace, Tulse Hill and Peckham Rye areas will now run as normal during the school half-term

Jan
31