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.

Transport for London (TfL)

Latest news, articles and photos

Transport for London (TfL) - Latest news, articles and photos

TfL gets debt ratings upgrade, but need for long-term government support highlighted
TfL gets debt ratings upgrade, but need for long-term government support highlighted

TfL gets debt ratings upgrade, but need for long-term government support highlighted

Transport for London’s finances have been given a vote of confidence after one of the debt ratings agencies upgraded the quality of TfL debt.

May
21
DLR testing improved accessibility at their unstaffed stations
DLR testing improved accessibility at their unstaffed stations

DLR testing improved accessibility at their unstaffed stations

Transport for London (TfL) has started a trial to improve accessibility at DLR stations by offering staffed assistance for people who require it.

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
You can now rent Tube stations for private events
You can now rent Tube stations for private events

You can now rent Tube stations for private events

Transport for London (TfL) has started allowing some of its tube stations to be used for private events.

May
08
How TfL’s simple pop-up message led to a significant drop in paper ticket sales
How TfL’s simple pop-up message led to a significant drop in paper ticket sales

How TfL’s simple pop-up message led to a significant drop in paper ticket sales

Transport for London (TfL) has seen a drop in the sale of paper tickets after it made a small change to the ticket machines in London Underground stations.

Apr
25
Urgent talks to buy more Elizabeth line trains
Urgent talks to buy more Elizabeth line trains

Urgent talks to buy more Elizabeth line trains

Alstom, the train manufacturer, has confirmed that it's in "intense discussions" with the government and Transport for London (TfL) about a fresh order of new trains for the Elizabeth line.

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
London Overground’s Easter Sunday special into London Bridge
London Overground’s Easter Sunday special into London Bridge

London Overground’s Easter Sunday special into London Bridge

Easter Sunday saw thousands of people catching a London Overground train to London Bridge for the first time ever.

Apr
02
From Fossil Fuels to Solar Power – TfL’s £16 million grant to cut carbon emissions
From Fossil Fuels to Solar Power – TfL’s £16 million grant to cut carbon emissions

From Fossil Fuels to Solar Power – TfL’s £16 million grant to cut carbon emissions

A number of Transport for London (TfL) buildings and depots are about to get energy upgrades to help reduce their carbon emissions and the cost of heating the buildings.

Mar
21
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
Harrow transport worker’s art-inspired poetry at central London tube station
Harrow transport worker’s art-inspired poetry at central London tube station

Harrow transport worker’s art-inspired poetry at central London tube station

A poem by a creative transport worker from Harrow-on-the-Hill about a mural at Brixton station has gone on display at St James’s Park station as part of TfL’s Art on the Underground’s writer in residence scheme.

Mar
18
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
TfL rules out regular London Overground trains to London Bridge
TfL rules out regular London Overground trains to London Bridge

TfL rules out regular London Overground trains to London Bridge

A plan to run London Overground trains into London Bridge as a regular service is unlikely to happen because Southern is expected to restore their service through the Sydenham Corridor to four trains an hour in 2025.

Mar
14
From tracks to trees: TfL’s vision for a greener and wildlife-friendly London
From tracks to trees: TfL’s vision for a greener and wildlife-friendly London

From tracks to trees: TfL’s vision for a greener and wildlife-friendly London

One of London’s largest landowners has outlined how it will improve the environment across its huge estate -- and that landowner is Transport for London (TfL).

Mar
07
Battersea’s tube station is about to get a second entrance
Battersea’s tube station is about to get a second entrance

Battersea’s tube station is about to get a second entrance

The Northern line station at Battersea Power Station is about to get a second entrance with more escalators leading to a recently opened part of the Battersea estate.

Mar
05
TfL’s off-peak “Fares Friday” trial starts next Friday
TfL’s off-peak “Fares Friday” trial starts next Friday

TfL’s off-peak “Fares Friday” trial starts next Friday

The recently announced plans to declare Fridays an off-peak day all day for tube and train passengers will kick in next week, the Mayor of London has announced.

Mar
01
Tube’s Got Talent: Buskers are auditioning for spaces on the London Underground
Tube’s Got Talent: Buskers are auditioning for spaces on the London Underground

Tube’s Got Talent: Buskers are auditioning for spaces on the London Underground

If you see buskers in tube stations being watched unusually attentively by a group of people, they could be auditioning to become one of TfL's authorised buskers allowed to perform in their stations.

Feb
28
Network Rail pledges £140 million overhaul for troubled Elizabeth line west of Paddington
Network Rail pledges £140 million overhaul for troubled Elizabeth line west of Paddington

Network Rail pledges £140 million overhaul for troubled Elizabeth line west of Paddington

The problematic end of the Elizabeth line west of Paddington station is to get a renewed focus from Network Rail to try and fix the problems once and for all.

Feb
27
London Overground train makes rare diversion to London Bridge station
London Overground train makes rare diversion to London Bridge station

London Overground train makes rare diversion to London Bridge station

On Sunday morning, a London Overground train paid a visit to London Bridge station -- a station that the Overground doesn't usually visit.

Feb
26
Unlocking the Past: TfL releases over 400 digitized maps and more on Google Arts & Culture
Unlocking the Past: TfL releases over 400 digitized maps and more on Google Arts & Culture

Unlocking the Past: TfL releases over 400 digitized maps and more on Google Arts & Culture

More than 2,000 historical documents from Transport for London's (TfL) corporate archives are now available to view for free on Google Arts and Culture.

Feb
26
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
TfL announces half-price travel for vulnerable young adults leaving care services
TfL announces half-price travel for vulnerable young adults leaving care services

TfL announces half-price travel for vulnerable young adults leaving care services

Around 15,000 young adults leaving social care services will be offered half-price bus and tram travel to assist their transition into independent living, Transport for London (TfL) has announced.

Feb
21
Step-free access work to resume at Northolt tube station
Step-free access work to resume at Northolt tube station

Step-free access work to resume at Northolt tube station

Work to add step-free access to Northolt tube station on the Central line is to resume, having been put on hold by the pandemic, but not until next year.

Feb
20