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TfL to expand contactless payments outside London
TfL to expand contactless payments outside London

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).

May
13
Former Southeastern franchise fined for hiding HS1 funding
Former Southeastern franchise fined for hiding HS1 funding

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.

Mar
17
London’s transport funding deadline gets one week extension
London’s transport funding deadline gets one week extension

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.

Dec
11
2021
Southeastern stripped of its franchise after financial misreporting identified
Southeastern stripped of its franchise after financial misreporting identified

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.

Sep
28
2021
TfL secures funding to keep running, at a high cost
TfL secures funding to keep running, at a high cost

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.

Jun
01
2021
Flexibile season tickets from a new Great British Railways
Flexibile season tickets from a new Great British Railways

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.

May
20
2021
TfL secures another short-term funding extension
TfL secures another short-term funding extension

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.

May
18
2021
TfL accepts offer to extend its emergency funding deal
TfL accepts offer to extend its emergency funding deal

TfL accepts offer to extend its emergency funding deal

TfL has secured an extension of its emergency funding package for a further 7 weeks.

Mar
22
2021
Londoners facing higher council taxes to bail out TfL
Londoners facing higher council taxes to bail out TfL

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.

Oct
21
2020
More details about TfL’s £1.6 billion bailout emerge
More details about TfL’s £1.6 billion bailout emerge

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.

May
29
2020
HS2 project management criticized by Parliament committee
HS2 project management criticized by Parliament committee

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".

May
17
2020
Southeastern and GWR get franchise extensions
Southeastern and GWR get franchise extensions

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.

Mar
30
2020
Government suspends rail franchises due to Coronavirus
Government suspends rail franchises due to Coronavirus

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.

Mar
23
2020
Seven additional London stations to get improved access
Seven additional London stations to get improved access

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.

Feb
27
2020
Southeastern railway gets temporary franchise extension
Southeastern railway gets temporary franchise extension

Southeastern railway gets temporary franchise extension

The current franchise operator for Southeastern trains, Govia has had its agreement extended, on a temporary basis.

Apr
10
2019
Plans to extend London style PAYG rail fares to rest of the South-East
Plans to extend London style PAYG rail fares to rest of the South-East

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.

Feb
10
2019
Stagecoach loses South West Trains franchise
Stagecoach loses South West Trains franchise

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.

Mar
27
2017