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London Underground’s Northern line bank branch to reopen next Monday
London Underground’s Northern line bank branch to reopen next Monday

London Underground’s Northern line bank branch to reopen next Monday

The closed bank branch of the Northern line will reopen to passengers from Monday 16th May, TfL has confirmed.

May
09
Jubilee line Night Tube strikes by the RMT union
Jubilee line Night Tube strikes by the RMT union

Jubilee line Night Tube strikes by the RMT union

As they had threatened to do, the RMT union has expanded its ongoing Night Tube strikes to include the Jubilee line.

May
07
London Underground to resume normal Met line services next week
London Underground to resume normal Met line services next week

London Underground to resume normal Met line services next week

London Underground is resuming a normal Metropolitan line timetable from next week, after announcing an urgent cut in services on the Metropolitan line earlier this month due to problems with the wheels on its trains.

Apr
29
Jubilee line extension gets permanent mobile phone coverage
Jubilee line extension gets permanent mobile phone coverage

Jubilee line extension gets permanent mobile phone coverage

The trial of mobile phone coverage on the Jubilee line extension has come to an end, but it's been replaced with a permanent network, as part of plans to expand coverage across the London Underground.

Apr
14
London Underground is cutting Met line trains on Monday due to faults
London Underground is cutting Met line trains on Monday due to faults

London Underground is cutting Met line trains on Monday due to faults

London Underground has announced an urgent cut in services on the Metropolitan line after it found faults on the wheels of some of its trains.

Apr
10
Behind the scenes at Bank tube station’s huge upgrade project
Behind the scenes at Bank tube station’s huge upgrade project

Behind the scenes at Bank tube station’s huge upgrade project

Deep under the streets of central London, huge tunnels have been dug to create a vastly transformed Bank tube station, and the first phase opens in a few weeks time.

Mar
29
Over 2 million journeys since the Northern line extension opened
Over 2 million journeys since the Northern line extension opened

Over 2 million journeys since the Northern line extension opened

It's just two stops and opened during a pandemic, but the Northern line extension to Battersea power station has already clocked up its 2 millionth journey.

Mar
25
Bank tube station upgrade reaches half-way mark
Bank tube station upgrade reaches half-way mark

Bank tube station upgrade reaches half-way mark

The closure of the Northern line bank branch has reached the halfway point as the Bank station upgrade is on target to open in the middle of May.

Mar
24
Tube stations recovering to pre-pandemic traffic levels
Tube stations recovering to pre-pandemic traffic levels

Tube stations recovering to pre-pandemic traffic levels

Ridership on the London Underground continues to recover, with some busy central tube stations now seeing the same sort of passenger numbers as they had before the pandemic.

Mar
17
Harrow-on-the Hill station gets step-free access with new lifts
Harrow-on-the Hill station gets step-free access with new lifts

Harrow-on-the Hill station gets step-free access with new lifts

Harrow-on-the Hill has become London’s 91st step-free tube station, meaning that a third of Underground stations are now step-free.

Mar
17
Upgrade to reduce congestion at London Bridge tube station
Upgrade to reduce congestion at London Bridge tube station

Upgrade to reduce congestion at London Bridge tube station

The Borough High Street entrance to the London Underground could get an upgrade to reduce the amount of crowding on the high street, under plans being discussed with a property developer.

Feb
28
Commuters urged to avoid the tube this week due to tube strike
Commuters urged to avoid the tube this week due to tube strike

Commuters urged to avoid the tube this week due to tube strike

A tube strike that could knock out much of the London Underground for much of this week will start tomorrow (Tuesday 1st March) unless called off at the last minute.

Feb
28
TfL secures deal to build new Elephant and Castle station entrance
TfL secures deal to build new Elephant and Castle station entrance

TfL secures deal to build new Elephant and Castle station entrance

TfL has agreed to a deal that will see a brand new entrance built for the Elephant and Castle station, but it will remain an empty concrete box until TfL is able to afford to complete it.

Feb
24
London Underground’s experimental porthole tube train
London Underground’s experimental porthole tube train

London Underground’s experimental porthole tube train

It's December 1949 and an experimental tube train has been introduced on the London Underground -- that had huge windows and portholes.

Feb
22
Green Park tube station renamed Green Planet for a BBC TV promo
Green Park tube station renamed Green Planet for a BBC TV promo

Green Park tube station renamed Green Planet for a BBC TV promo

The southbound Victoria line platform at Green Park tube station has been given a makeover to promote the BBC's TV series, The Green Planet

Jan
10
Waterloo & City line to resume peak-hours service next week
Waterloo & City line to resume peak-hours service next week

Waterloo & City line to resume peak-hours service next week

London Underground's Waterloo & City line, which was suspended in late December due to a shortage of drivers is to resume partial service from next week.

Jan
05
Sudbury Hill tube station goes step-free with new lifts
Sudbury Hill tube station goes step-free with new lifts

Sudbury Hill tube station goes step-free with new lifts

Sudbury Hill Underground station on the Piccadilly line has become the latest tube station to go step-free, with the addition of lifts down to its platforms.

Jan
03
Waterloo and City line suspended until early January
Waterloo and City line suspended until early January

Waterloo and City line suspended until early January

The Waterloo and City line on the London Underground has been totally suspended until early January due to Covid related staff shortages.

Dec
24
2021
London Underground tunnels to get mobile phone coverage from Three and EE
London Underground tunnels to get mobile phone coverage from Three and EE

London Underground tunnels to get mobile phone coverage from Three and EE

The company rolling out mobile phone coverage on the London Underground has signed its first two commercial contracts, with Three and EE.

Dec
21
2021
Tube strike on the Night Tube tonight and Saturday
Tube strike on the Night Tube tonight and Saturday

Tube strike on the Night Tube tonight and Saturday

The Night Tube services on the Central and Victoria lines will be hit by strike action again from tonight, as the RMT continues an ongoing campaign against changes to driver rosters.

Dec
10
2021
Strike threat over job cuts on the London Underground
Strike threat over job cuts on the London Underground

Strike threat over job cuts on the London Underground

The RMT union is planning a strike ballot next week following news that TfL plans to cut up to 600 jobs in the customer service side of the London Underground.

Dec
08
2021
London Underground tube strike on Friday (26th Nov)
London Underground tube strike on Friday (26th Nov)

London Underground tube strike on Friday (26th Nov)

There's going to be a tube strike on the London Underground tomorrow (Fri 26th Nov), with several lines subjected to severe delays all day.

Nov
25
2021
London Underground warns tube strikes starting this Friday
London Underground warns tube strikes starting this Friday

London Underground warns tube strikes starting this Friday

Unless called off at the last minute, the RMT union will start a series of tube strikes on the London Underground in the run-up to Christmas, in a dispute over changes to driver duties for the Night Tube.

Nov
22
2021
London Underground to be hit by strike action
London Underground to be hit by strike action

London Underground to be hit by strike action

The RMT union has called strike action that will affect the resumption of the Night Tube which is due to start in a couple of weeks time.

Nov
11
2021