Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

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Sadiq Khan’s Bakerloop – brown buses until the Bakerloo line extension arrives
Sadiq Khan’s Bakerloop – brown buses until the Bakerloo line extension arrives

Sadiq Khan’s Bakerloop – brown buses until the Bakerloo line extension arrives

A new fast bus service could be created running along the route of the proposed Bakerloo line extension as a long-term temporary bus service until the tube line is built.

Apr
02
East London is getting a “bus replacement rail service”
East London is getting a “bus replacement rail service”

East London is getting a “bus replacement rail service”

Usually, people talk about rail replacement bus services when a railway is closed, but for a few weekends, there will be the opposite - a bus replacement rail service, when part of the Blackwall tunnel is closed.

Jan
05
Bus strike in west London tomorrow (Thur) to Saturday
Bus strike in west London tomorrow (Thur) to Saturday

Bus strike in west London tomorrow (Thur) to Saturday

Strike action will affect a number of bus routes in west London for the next few days as bus drivers who are members of the Unite union walk out.

Dec
20
2023
Go-Ahead marks a decade of electric buses in south London
Go-Ahead marks a decade of electric buses in south London

Go-Ahead marks a decade of electric buses in south London

Today marks the 10th anniversary of Go-Ahead London's first trials of an electric bus service, with a short loop route to test how the buses performed.

Dec
18
2023
Government offers £23 million for Rapid-Bus link connecting Woolwich to Thamesmead
Government offers £23 million for Rapid-Bus link connecting Woolwich to Thamesmead

Government offers £23 million for Rapid-Bus link connecting Woolwich to Thamesmead

The government has indicated that it will provide funding for a rapid-bus service linking Woolwich with Thamemead ahead of a longer-term plan to extend the DLR into the area.

Nov
22
2023
Strike action on the buses in west London for the next few weeks
Strike action on the buses in west London for the next few weeks

Strike action on the buses in west London for the next few weeks

A number of bus routes in west London will be hit by several strikes between now and Christmas in a dispute with the Unite union.

Nov
08
2023
London’s Superloop bus network set for Spring 2024 expansion: SL2 and SL3 routes confirmed
London’s Superloop bus network set for Spring 2024 expansion: SL2 and SL3 routes confirmed

London’s Superloop bus network set for Spring 2024 expansion: SL2 and SL3 routes confirmed

Two more sections of the Superloop bus service will go live next Spring, Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed.

Oct
20
2023
Specially decorated double-decker bus to take part in the Notting Hill Carnival
Specially decorated double-decker bus to take part in the Notting Hill Carnival

Specially decorated double-decker bus to take part in the Notting Hill Carnival

A new electric double-decker bus will be one of the floats taking part in this weekend's Notting Hill Carnival, with a special Windrush decoration by the artist Baraka Carberry.

Aug
25
2023
Kingston bus station to close for rebuilding work
Kingston bus station to close for rebuilding work

Kingston bus station to close for rebuilding work

Kingston's main bus station on Cromwell Road will close later this month to allow for a replacement building to be constructed on the site, eight years after the initial plans for the replacement were approved.

Aug
14
2023
Tickets Alert: Drive a double-decker bus
Tickets Alert: Drive a double-decker bus

Tickets Alert: Drive a double-decker bus

If you've ever wanted to try your hand at driving a bus, there's a bus company with access to some private roads that is now offering bus driving experiences.

Jul
18
2023
London’s first Night Bus started 110 years ago – in July 1913
London’s first Night Bus started 110 years ago – in July 1913

London’s first Night Bus started 110 years ago – in July 1913

This month marks the 110th anniversary of London's first Night Bus, when a new service was introduced between Cricklewood and Liverpool Street Station on Monday 14th July 1913.

Jul
17
2023
Edgware bus station set for major redevelopment
Edgware bus station set for major redevelopment

Edgware bus station set for major redevelopment

The rather awkwardly located Edgware bus station could move to a much more convenient location if plans for a large property development in the town centre go ahead.

Jul
07
2023
Strike action due to affect buses across north London for four days in June
Strike action due to affect buses across north London for four days in June

Strike action due to affect buses across north London for four days in June

Strike action will affect buses in north London and parts of central and east London on four days later this month, with little or no service expected on affected routes.

Jun
12
2023
Superloop bus consultation opens between North Finchley and Walthamstow
Superloop bus consultation opens between North Finchley and Walthamstow

Superloop bus consultation opens between North Finchley and Walthamstow

The second section of the proposed Superloop bus service around London has opened for public consultation.

Jun
09
2023
Detailed maps of London’s Superloop bus service released
Detailed maps of London’s Superloop bus service released

Detailed maps of London’s Superloop bus service released

Transport for London (TfL) has shown off new bus maps for the proposed Superloop network, showing suggested stops and how it connects to transport links, town centres and local services.

Apr
28
2023
TfL converts over half of bus shelter lighting to low-energy LEDs
TfL converts over half of bus shelter lighting to low-energy LEDs

TfL converts over half of bus shelter lighting to low-energy LEDs

Transport for London (TfL) says that a project to convert bus shelter lighting to lower energy LED bulbs has passed the halfway mark, with over half the bus shelters converted, and electricity consumption down by 57 percent.

Apr
12
2023
A superloop bus service for Outer London
A superloop bus service for Outer London

A superloop bus service for Outer London

A new fast bus route, called the Superloop, has been announced by the Mayor of London today, that may improve bus routes around the periphery of London, if it's built.

Mar
28
2023
New displays to make bus times easier to find
New displays to make bus times easier to find

New displays to make bus times easier to find

Over 300 new countdown displays are to be added to bus stops across outer London, and trials are to start with a new colour screen that offers more information than current bus time displays.

Mar
03
2023
Ride in a 1950s vintage bus on Christmas Day
Ride in a 1950s vintage bus on Christmas Day

Ride in a 1950s vintage bus on Christmas Day

On the day when tubes, trains, buses and even cable cars go to sleep, there will be one bus company offering a very special Christmas Day service.

Dec
05
2022
London bus cuts are themselves cut back
London bus cuts are themselves cut back

London bus cuts are themselves cut back

Planned cuts to bus services across London are being scaled back after the Mayor of London agreed to tap into some unspent funding to cover their running costs.

Nov
23
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
Routemaster bus tour raising money for Ukraine
Routemaster bus tour raising money for Ukraine

Routemaster bus tour raising money for Ukraine

In December, a restored Routemaster bus will be offering a guided tour of London's Christmas lights, as a fundraiser for Ukraine aid agencies.

Oct
21
2022
London bus drivers to go on indefinite strike next month
London bus drivers to go on indefinite strike next month

London bus drivers to go on indefinite strike next month

Over 2,000 bus drivers based at bus garages across North London and part of East London will walk out next month in an indefinite strike that wont stop until a deal is agreed.

Sep
21
2022
London bus drivers to strike on same day as tube strike
London bus drivers to strike on same day as tube strike

London bus drivers to strike on same day as tube strike

Over 1,600 bus drivers based mainly in West London are to go on strike later this month, on the same day as a tube and London Overground strike are taking place.

Aug
05
2022