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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
New development planned next to the disused York Road tube station
New development planned next to the disused York Road tube station

New development planned next to the disused York Road tube station

A plot of land next to the disused York Road tube station that's been undeveloped for 30 years could soon be the site of a large medical research lab now that engineers have solved the problem of how to build on a site that sits above five railway tunnels.

Apr
30
Majority of London’s new Piccadilly line trains will be built in Yorkshire
Majority of London’s new Piccadilly line trains will be built in Yorkshire

Majority of London’s new Piccadilly line trains will be built in Yorkshire

A factory in Yorkshire is to build the majority of the new tube trains for the Piccadilly line, the manufacturer, Siemens Mobility has confirmed.

Feb
12
TfL warning about a 5-day closure of the Piccadilly line to Heathrow Airport
TfL warning about a 5-day closure of the Piccadilly line to Heathrow Airport

TfL warning about a 5-day closure of the Piccadilly line to Heathrow Airport

Parts of the Piccadilly line in west London will be closed from this Saturday and won't reopen until next Thursday (15th Feb 2024).

Feb
06
More of the new Piccadilly line trains could be built in the UK
More of the new Piccadilly line trains could be built in the UK

More of the new Piccadilly line trains could be built in the UK

More of the new Piccadilly trains could be made in the UK after Transport for London (TfL) agreed to new terms with the manufacturer, Siemens Mobility.

Dec
22
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
Balfour Beatty awarded £43 million contract to upgrade London Underground’s Piccadilly line
Balfour Beatty awarded £43 million contract to upgrade London Underground’s Piccadilly line

Balfour Beatty awarded £43 million contract to upgrade London Underground’s Piccadilly line

Balfour Beatty has been awarded a contract worth around £43 million by Transport for London (TfL) to deliver upgrade works on the Piccadilly line.

Oct
29
2023
Parts of Piccadilly and District lines are closing early on Friday
Parts of Piccadilly and District lines are closing early on Friday

Parts of Piccadilly and District lines are closing early on Friday

Transport for London (TfL) is advising customers using the Piccadilly and District lines that the western branches will be closing from 8:30pm this Friday, and will be closed for most of the weekend for engineering works.

Sep
13
2023
First of the new Piccadilly line trains has arrived in Germany for testing
First of the new Piccadilly line trains has arrived in Germany for testing

First of the new Piccadilly line trains has arrived in Germany for testing

The first of the new tube trains being built for the Piccadilly line has arrived at the manufacturer's testing centre in Wegberg-Wildenrath, Germany after being spotted en route there last week.

Aug
01
2023
New Piccadilly line trains arrive in Germany for testing
New Piccadilly line trains arrive in Germany for testing

New Piccadilly line trains arrive in Germany for testing

The first of the new Piccadilly line trains that will start carrying passengers in 2025 has been spotted heading to a test track in Germany.

Jul
21
2023
Tickets Alert: Ride a heritage tube train through central London next month
Tickets Alert: Ride a heritage tube train through central London next month

Tickets Alert: Ride a heritage tube train through central London next month

Next month is a chance to ride in a 1938 era tube train through central London and up to north London on the Piccadilly line.

Jun
27
2023

Reduced access to Holloway Road tube station for a year while lifts are replaced

Holloway Road tube station on the Piccadilly line will have just one lift in use between the street and trains until June 2024 due to maintenance work that will see both of the 1980s era lifts being replaced, one at a time.

May
11
2023
Today’s the 90th anniversary of a Piccadilly line extension
Today’s the 90th anniversary of a Piccadilly line extension

Today’s the 90th anniversary of a Piccadilly line extension

Today, 13th March 2023, marks the 90th anniversary of one of several extensions of the Piccadilly line, with two new stations opening at Southgate and Oakwood.

Mar
13
2023
Tickets Alert: Southgate tube station anniversary celebrations
Tickets Alert: Southgate tube station anniversary celebrations

Tickets Alert: Southgate tube station anniversary celebrations

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the extension of the Piccadilly line, and there's a party to celebrate taking place at Southgate station in a couple of weeks time.

Mar
01
2023
Woman killed after road accident blocks the Piccadilly line
Woman killed after road accident blocks the Piccadilly line

Woman killed after road accident blocks the Piccadilly line

The London Underground's  Piccadilly line has been blocked in west London after a Range Rover fell onto the railway following a road accident.

Aug
22
2022
London Underground’s Piccadilly line will resume Night Tube duties this weekend
London Underground’s Piccadilly line will resume Night Tube duties this weekend

London Underground’s Piccadilly line will resume Night Tube duties this weekend

The London Underground's Piccadilly line will resume Night Tube services this weekend, for the first time since they were suspended due to the pandemic.

Jul
28
2022
TfL testing a world-first idea for cooling the London Underground
TfL testing a world-first idea for cooling the London Underground

TfL testing a world-first idea for cooling the London Underground

The famously hot parts of the London Underground could become a lot more pleasant to use if a new way of cooling the tube proves to work, and the money is found to install it in tube stations.

Jul
22
2022
Piccadilly line trains to call at South Kensington tube station again
Piccadilly line trains to call at South Kensington tube station again

Piccadilly line trains to call at South Kensington tube station again

Piccadilly line trains will start to call at South Kensington tube station again next week - from Wednesday 1st June following work to replace all five escalators in the station.

May
26
2022
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
2022
Depot upgrade at Cockfosters for the Piccadilly line’s new trains
Depot upgrade at Cockfosters for the Piccadilly line’s new trains

Depot upgrade at Cockfosters for the Piccadilly line’s new trains

As part of the preparations for the new Piccadilly line trains due to start carrying passengers from October 2024, several tube train depots need to be upgraded to handle the new trains.

Oct
15
2021
Behind the scenes at South Kensington tube station’s escalator replacement project
Behind the scenes at South Kensington tube station’s escalator replacement project

Behind the scenes at South Kensington tube station’s escalator replacement project

Deep underneath South Kensington tube station, a huge project is underway to replace all five of the station's escalators, and all of them at the same time.

Aug
17
2021
New Piccadilly line trains moquette shown off
New Piccadilly line trains moquette shown off

New Piccadilly line trains moquette shown off

TfL has shown off the latest designs for its new fleet of Piccadilly line trains, including the new moquette that will adorn the seats.

Jul
14
2021
Ickenham becomes the latest step-free tube station, raising total to 84
Ickenham becomes the latest step-free tube station, raising total to 84

Ickenham becomes the latest step-free tube station, raising total to 84

Ickenham station in northwest London, on the Piccadilly and Metropolitan lines, has become the 84th station on the tube to have step-free access added to the station.

Jun
28
2021
Final designs for London Underground’s new Piccadilly line trains shown off
Final designs for London Underground’s new Piccadilly line trains shown off

Final designs for London Underground’s new Piccadilly line trains shown off

The final design and some of the engineering challenges for a new fleet of London Underground tube trains have been shown off by the manufacturer.

Mar
04
2021