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.

London Underground

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London Underground - Latest news, articles and photos

Two weeks to visit Colindale tube station before rebuilding work starts
Two weeks to visit Colindale tube station before rebuilding work starts

Two weeks to visit Colindale tube station before rebuilding work starts

You have just two weeks to visit the old Colindale tube station on the Northern line before it closes to be demolished and replaced with a new station.

May
22
London Underground’s experiment with a carpeted tube train
London Underground’s experiment with a carpeted tube train

London Underground’s experiment with a carpeted tube train

Fifty years ago, the London Underground put a carpet on the floor of one of their tube trains to see what the public thought. The verdict was not favourable.

May
15
Expanded mobile phone coverage goes live on Elizabeth line and Underground
Expanded mobile phone coverage goes live on Elizabeth line and Underground

Expanded mobile phone coverage goes live on Elizabeth line and Underground

Mobile phone coverage on the London Underground and the Elizabeth line has expanded again, with more sections going live in recent weeks.

May
14
Clapham Common incident exposes gaps in London Underground staff training, RAIB finds
Clapham Common incident exposes gaps in London Underground staff training, RAIB finds

Clapham Common incident exposes gaps in London Underground staff training, RAIB finds

London Underground staff were not trained to handle a situation in which people smashed a window to get out of a carriage at Clapham Common tube station, according to a report by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB).

May
08
Celebrate the centenary of London Underground’s Camden Junction tunnels
Celebrate the centenary of London Underground’s Camden Junction tunnels

Celebrate the centenary of London Underground’s Camden Junction tunnels

This Saturday (20th April) marks the centenary of one of the London Underground's most impressive engineering feats.

Apr
16
There’s now a range of London Underground themed craft beers
There’s now a range of London Underground themed craft beers

There’s now a range of London Underground themed craft beers

A brewer has released a London Underground-themed beer range and an exclusive London Craft Beer tube map.

Apr
10
Tube strike for Monday has been cancelled
Tube strike for Monday has been cancelled

Tube strike for Monday has been cancelled

There's expected to be severe disruption to the London Underground on Monday 8th April if a train drivers strike by members of the ASLEF union goes ahead.

Apr
03
Tube stations to be hit by strike action in April
Tube stations to be hit by strike action in April

Tube stations to be hit by strike action in April

Tube station managers are to walk out in strike action next month in a dispute over working conditions.

Mar
28
London Underground train drivers to strike in April and May
London Underground train drivers to strike in April and May

London Underground train drivers to strike in April and May

Tube train drivers who are members of the train drivers’ union, ASLEF, are to go on strike on Monday 8th April and Saturday 4th May, unless they can resolve a dispute over working conditions.

Mar
20
Uncertain Impact: Dust on London Underground raises questions about staff health
Uncertain Impact: Dust on London Underground raises questions about staff health

Uncertain Impact: Dust on London Underground raises questions about staff health

A study into the effects of airborne dust on the London Underground has suggested that it might be leading to more sickness amongst tube staff, but that more studies are needed before a firm conclusion could be reached.

Mar
19
TfL seeking suppliers for Bakerloo line overhaul
TfL seeking suppliers for Bakerloo line overhaul

TfL seeking suppliers for Bakerloo line overhaul

The elderly Bakerloo line trains will eventually need to be replaced, and Transport for London (TfL) has started looking for suppliers to prepare the Bakerloo line for the new trains.

Mar
18
BRIO releases an official London Underground toy train
BRIO releases an official London Underground toy train

BRIO releases an official London Underground toy train

The toy train company, BRIO has started selling a London Underground themed train set that's been officially licensed to carry the tube logo.

Mar
07
Bakerloo Line Extension: Report urges swift action on building the railway
Bakerloo Line Extension: Report urges swift action on building the railway

Bakerloo Line Extension: Report urges swift action on building the railway

A new report by a London lobby group is calling for the Bakerloo line extension to be pushed ahead, even as TfL says that the cost of building the extension has jumped since it was put on hold.

Feb
21
Strike ballot by London Underground station staff
Strike ballot by London Underground station staff

Strike ballot by London Underground station staff

The TSSA rail union is set to ballot members working as Customer Service Managers (CSM) at the London Underground in a dispute about changes to working practices.

Feb
19
Tackling the Tube’s Roar: TfL’s battle against tube tunnel noise
Tackling the Tube’s Roar: TfL’s battle against tube tunnel noise

Tackling the Tube’s Roar: TfL’s battle against tube tunnel noise

Transport for London (TfL) is exploring new ideas to reduce screeching noise from trains inside tube tunnels.

Jan
23
Consultation puts forward North Acton tube station upgrade proposals
Consultation puts forward North Acton tube station upgrade proposals

Consultation puts forward North Acton tube station upgrade proposals

North Acton tube station in west London could get step-free access, if funding can be found to implement a station upgrade plan.

Jan
09
Euston Station – escalator closure sparks warning of queues to get onto the London Underground
Euston Station – escalator closure sparks warning of queues to get onto the London Underground

Euston Station – escalator closure sparks warning of queues to get onto the London Underground

From this Monday, one of the key escalators at Euston station will be out of action, and TfL is warning that there could be queues to get to the London Underground.

Jan
06
London Underground strikes to cause severe disruption next week
London Underground strikes to cause severe disruption next week

London Underground strikes to cause severe disruption next week

A cascading series of strikes next week will cause severe disruption for most of the week, according to warnings from Transport for London (TfL).

Jan
03
Revamped Central line trains with the new moquette and upgrades
Revamped Central line trains with the new moquette and upgrades

Revamped Central line trains with the new moquette and upgrades

The first of the newly refurbished Central line trains has been back out on the line today as it completes live testing while based at the Hainault depot.

Dec
15
2023
Cool commutes ahead: Take a look inside the Piccadilly line’s new air conditioned trains
Cool commutes ahead: Take a look inside the Piccadilly line’s new air conditioned trains

Cool commutes ahead: Take a look inside the Piccadilly line’s new air conditioned trains

A railway running through the forests of west Germany is seeing a very unusual sight at the moment - as a Piccadilly line tube train is running through the area.

Nov
21
2023
The surprising story of steam trains on the Central line
The surprising story of steam trains on the Central line

The surprising story of steam trains on the Central line

When it opened in 1900, the deep tunnels of the Central line had to use electric trains because of the lack of ventilation for steam engines, but it's not that widely known that they did have steam trains, used in the tunnels.

Nov
07
2023
London Underground celebrates a decade of labyrinths with two new additions to the tube network
London Underground celebrates a decade of labyrinths with two new additions to the tube network

London Underground celebrates a decade of labyrinths with two new additions to the tube network

A decade after every London Underground station gained a Labyrinth, the two newest stations that didn't exist at the time have joined the rest.

Oct
18
2023
RMT tube strike to cause severe disruption to the London Underground next week
RMT tube strike to cause severe disruption to the London Underground next week

RMT tube strike to cause severe disruption to the London Underground next week

There will likely be severe disruption to the London Underground for much of next week if two tube strikes by RMT members go ahead.

Sep
29
2023
London Underground’s mobile coverage project gains momentum: Euston station gets connected
London Underground’s mobile coverage project gains momentum: Euston station gets connected

London Underground’s mobile coverage project gains momentum: Euston station gets connected

Mobile phone coverage on the London Underground expanded today when it was switched on in parts of Euston station.

Sep
26
2023