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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
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
No Piccadilly line trains for South Kensington tube station from Feb 2021
No Piccadilly line trains for South Kensington tube station from Feb 2021

No Piccadilly line trains for South Kensington tube station from Feb 2021

From late next February, Piccadilly line trains won't be stopping at South Kensington tube station while escalator replacement works are carried out.

Nov
23
2020
Plans to build flats on Arnos Grove tube station car park
Plans to build flats on Arnos Grove tube station car park

Plans to build flats on Arnos Grove tube station car park

More plans to turn tube station car parks into homes have been shown off - this time at Arnos Grove station on the Picadully line.

May
28
2020
The day Superman saved a London Underground train
The day Superman saved a London Underground train

The day Superman saved a London Underground train

Superman seemed to save the planet, by spending all his time in Metropolis and hanging out with journalists -- but once, he visited the London Underground.

Feb
19
2020
Tickets Alert: More rides on the 1938 art-deco tube train
Tickets Alert: More rides on the 1938 art-deco tube train

Tickets Alert: More rides on the 1938 art-deco tube train

On Sunday 19th May, the London Transport Museum will be operating more trips with the 1938 tube stock train - this time on the Piccadilly Line.

Apr
23
2019
TfL sells Crossrail trains to pay for Piccadilly line trains
TfL sells Crossrail trains to pay for Piccadilly line trains

TfL sells Crossrail trains to pay for Piccadilly line trains

TfL has signed a sale and lease-back deal to sell its fleet of Elizabeth line trains for nearly £1 billion to a consortium comprising Equitix Investment Management, NatWest and SMBC Leasing.

Mar
22
2019
London Underground orders 94 new tube trains for the Piccadilly line
London Underground orders 94 new tube trains for the Piccadilly line

London Underground orders 94 new tube trains for the Piccadilly line

London Underground has formally signed a contract with Siemens Mobility to buy 94 new tube trains which will be used on the Piccadilly line.

Nov
20
2018
Talks to avert Piccadilly line strike collapse
Talks to avert Piccadilly line strike collapse

Talks to avert Piccadilly line strike collapse

Talks between the RMT and TfL to avert a strike on the London Underground this week have ended without agreement.

Sep
25
2018
Piccadilly line drivers to strike this week from Wed to Sat
Piccadilly line drivers to strike this week from Wed to Sat

Piccadilly line drivers to strike this week from Wed to Sat

Unless it's called off at the last minute, there will be a tube strike starting on Wednesday evening and lasting until Saturday morning.

Jul
10
2018
London Underground places £1.5 billion order for new Piccadilly line tube trains
London Underground places £1.5 billion order for new Piccadilly line tube trains

London Underground places £1.5 billion order for new Piccadilly line tube trains

TfL has announced that it's awarding Siemens a contract of around £1.5bn to design and build 94 new generation tube trains for use on the Piccadilly line.

Jun
15
2018
Reopening the Piccadilly line’s disused York Road tube station
Reopening the Piccadilly line’s disused York Road tube station

Reopening the Piccadilly line’s disused York Road tube station

The long running debate about reopening disused tube stations has reared its head again with renewed focus on York Road just to the north of the revamped King's Cross station.

Feb
18
2018
Photos from the construction of the Piccadilly line extension
Photos from the construction of the Piccadilly line extension

Photos from the construction of the Piccadilly line extension

We recently marked the 40th anniversary of the Piccadilly line extension to Heathrow Airport, so here are some photos of its construction.

Dec
22
2017
40 years of Flying the Tube to Heathrow Airport
40 years of Flying the Tube to Heathrow Airport

40 years of Flying the Tube to Heathrow Airport

Forty years ago, a world first occurred, as the first ever underground rail link between an airport and a city opened -- and it was in London.

Dec
16
2017
London Underground using RATS to clean the Piccadilly line
London Underground using RATS to clean the Piccadilly line

London Underground using RATS to clean the Piccadilly line

London Underground has turned to a specially converted tube train -- known as a Rail Adhesion Train (RAT) to help remove falling leaves from the tracks this autumn.

Sep
01
2017
Tickets Alert: Tours of the Piccadilly and Central line stations
Tickets Alert: Tours of the Piccadilly and Central line stations

Tickets Alert: Tours of the Piccadilly and Central line stations

The group, Modernism in Metroland will be running two tours later this year for small groups that will look at the modernist station buildings along the Piccadilly and Central lines.

Mar
17
2017
20 years since Aldwych Station closed
20 years since Aldwych Station closed

20 years since Aldwych Station closed

On the 30th September 1994, the metal gates were closed for the final time at Aldwych tube station.

Sep
30
2014
More moves towards driverless trains on the Underground
More moves towards driverless trains on the Underground

More moves towards driverless trains on the Underground

A document has been published by the RMT claiming to have been sent to managers outlining plans to move towards driverless trains.

Sep
27
2014
The crazy plan to divert the Bakerloo Line to Bank Station
The crazy plan to divert the Bakerloo Line to Bank Station

The crazy plan to divert the Bakerloo Line to Bank Station

There has been a rumour, a dark legend of lore and myth that one day in some heavenly future, the Bakerloo Line will be extended south of Elephant and Castle.

Mar
29
2014