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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People without bank accounts struggle to use London’s transport

Plans by TfL to stop accepting cash payments at its ticket offices and machines could make it very difficult for cash-only buyers to buy tickets.

Dec
23
2020
A statue planned for the Penge East station cat
A statue planned for the Penge East station cat

A statue planned for the Penge East station cat

The much-loved station cat at Penge East station is to be commemorated in a bronze statue, if enough money can be raised to pay for it.

Dec
22
2020
TfL issues compulsory purchase order to expand Surrey Quays station
TfL issues compulsory purchase order to expand Surrey Quays station

TfL issues compulsory purchase order to expand Surrey Quays station

Plans to expand Surrey Quays station on the London Overground have taken a step forward after TfL issued the compulsory purchase order to buy the land it needs.

Dec
22
2020
DLR extension to Thamesmead gets preliminary funding
DLR extension to Thamesmead gets preliminary funding

DLR extension to Thamesmead gets preliminary funding

TfL has secured funding to carry out more work on plans to extend the DLR from Beckton to Thamesmead.

Dec
21
2020
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…

Dec
18
2020
Crossrail offers a virtual tour around Farringdon station
Crossrail offers a virtual tour around Farringdon station

Crossrail offers a virtual tour around Farringdon station

There's something new on the Crossrail website, a virtual tour of the completed Farringdon station.

Dec
17
2020
HS2’s tunnel boring machines arrive in London
HS2’s tunnel boring machines arrive in London

HS2’s tunnel boring machines arrive in London

HS2’s first two Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) have arrived in the UK ahead of starting tunneling work next to the M25 early next year.

Dec
16
2020
Thameslink is back on the London tube map
Thameslink is back on the London tube map

Thameslink is back on the London tube map

The Thameslink line is back on the tube map following a long-running campaign. The restoration to the map sees Thameslink services within Zones 1 to 6 (as well as Dartford and Swanley), shown on TfL's maps.

Dec
16
2020
The tube station that had a movable platform
The tube station that had a movable platform

The tube station that had a movable platform

Generally speaking, when standing on a tube station platform, the only thing that should move is the tube train as it arrives, but there was once a tube station with a platform that also moved.

Dec
15
2020
Heathrow rail extension pushed back by several years
Heathrow rail extension pushed back by several years

Heathrow rail extension pushed back by several years

Plans to build a western rail link to Heathrow Airport have been delayed by several years due to the current financial situation.

Dec
14
2020
Non-Londoners could pay £3.50 to drive into London
Non-Londoners could pay £3.50 to drive into London

Non-Londoners could pay £3.50 to drive into London

After fighting off plans to expand the existing congestion charge out to the North and South circular roads, there is now a suggestion that there could be a London-wide charge to drive a car.

Dec
11
2020
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…

Dec
11
2020
Farringdon’s Elizabeth line station construction completed
Farringdon’s Elizabeth line station construction completed

Farringdon’s Elizabeth line station construction completed

The Crossrail parts of Farringdon Station have completed construction activity, and are now in the process of being handed over to TfL.

Dec
10
2020
See the new Midland Pullman’s inaugural journey this Saturday
See the new Midland Pullman’s inaugural journey this Saturday

See the new Midland Pullman’s inaugural journey this Saturday

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Midland Pullman, an Intercity 125 train has been redecorated in the same bold blue livery, and its first journey will leave St Pancras on Saturday

Dec
08
2020
Fancy training as a train driver?
Fancy training as a train driver?

Fancy training as a train driver?

If you've ever fancied a well-paid job as a train driver, then Govia Thameslink Railway is seeking more train drivers - and says it now has 160 vacancies across the four railway services that it operates across the south-east.

Dec
08
2020
Euston towers demolished for HS2 station
Euston towers demolished for HS2 station

Euston towers demolished for HS2 station

Two large, and not much loved, office blocks that stood at Euston station have been demolished to make way for the new HS2 station.

Dec
07
2020
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…

Dec
04
2020
Hackney Central London Overground station upgrade gets approval
Hackney Central London Overground station upgrade gets approval

Hackney Central London Overground station upgrade gets approval

A new entrance for Hackney Central station is set to be built after planning permission was granted by the council yesterday.

Dec
03
2020
Crossrail gets its funding to complete the railway
Crossrail gets its funding to complete the railway

Crossrail gets its funding to complete the railway

Crossrail has secured the funding it needs to complete the railway, after the government approved plans by the GLA to borrow £825 million against future income.

Dec
01
2020
Bakerloo line extension consultation approves of plans
Bakerloo line extension consultation approves of plans

Bakerloo line extension consultation approves of plans

The results of a consultation into the Bakerloo line extension have been published, and unsurprisingly, most people seem to want it.

Dec
01
2020
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
27
2020
Restoring a heritage London Underground roundel
Restoring a heritage London Underground roundel

Restoring a heritage London Underground roundel

An 82-year old tube roundel still in its original design has been restored outside Uxbridge tube station.

Nov
25
2020
Crossrail confirms on target for Trial Running early next year
Crossrail confirms on target for Trial Running early next year

Crossrail confirms on target for Trial Running early next year

Crossrail has confirmed that it's on target to start trial running of trains through the tunnels as soon as possible next year following successful tests in the past few weeks.

Nov
24
2020

Isle of Wight tube train secured for preservation in London

The group working to return one of the old 1938 era tube trains from the Isle of Wight to London says that it has been given one of the trains.

Nov
24
2020