TfL to expand contactless payments outside London
Over 230 mainline rail stations around London are to be brought into Transport for London's contactless payments system over the next couple of years, under an agreement with the Department for Transport (DfT).
Former Southeastern franchise fined for hiding HS1 funding
The government has fined the owner of the former Southeastern franchise a total of £23.5 million after it found that the company had hidden £25 million of income from its HS1 rail service.
London’s transport funding deadline gets one week extension
The current funding deal to keep London's trains and buses running was due to expire today, but has been extended by a week as negotiations over TfL's future funding drag on.
Southeastern stripped of its franchise after financial misreporting identified
The Southeastern rail franchise is being taken over by the government after what was described as "a serious breach of the franchise agreement’s good faith obligations" in relation to financial matters was identified.
TfL secures funding to keep running, at a high cost
Transport for London (TfL) has secured another short-term funding agreement worth £1.08 billion from the government to keep the Capital's public transport services running, but will have to pay a high cost for it.
Flexibile season tickets from a new Great British Railways
Flexible season tickets for a post-pandemic commute are to be launched shortly as the first stage of a major revamp of how Britain's railways are run.
TfL secures another short-term funding extension
TfL's funding deal with the government, which was due to run expire today, has been extended until the end of next week as both sides still debate the terms of a longer-term funding settlement.
TfL accepts offer to extend its emergency funding deal
TfL has secured an extension of its emergency funding package for a further 7 weeks.
Londoners facing higher council taxes to bail out TfL
Part of the cost of funding trains and buses could be higher council taxes across London, on top of higher fares and a wider congestion charge.
More details about TfL’s £1.6 billion bailout emerge
The details of the government's £1.6 billion bailout for Transport for London have been published ahead of a TfL board meeting next week, revealing the smaller print of what's been agreed.
HS2 project management criticized by Parliament committee
A report by Parliament's Public Accounts Committee has criticized the management of HS2 over how it is handling the huge project and warned that it is already "badly off course".
Southeastern and GWR get franchise extensions
Two train companies, GWR and Southeastern have had their franchises extended after the government made a direct award contract to the two operators.
Government suspends rail franchises due to Coronavirus
Rail franchises are to be suspended for the next six months due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the train operating companies offered a London Overground style operating license.
Seven additional London stations to get improved access
The government has announced that seven London railway stations will be part of a wider package of improvements to accessibility.
Southeastern railway gets temporary franchise extension
The current franchise operator for Southeastern trains, Govia has had its agreement extended, on a temporary basis.
Plans to extend London style PAYG rail fares to rest of the South-East
The familiar London Transport style payment for train fares, based on a PAYG model could be expanded to the rest of the South-East of England, under plans announced by the Department for Transport.
Stagecoach loses South West Trains franchise
The company that runs the South West Trains has lost the right to run the franchise, to a consortium including the Hong Kong metro operator.