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

Could the pantograph make a return to London’s buses?
Could the pantograph make a return to London’s buses?

Could the pantograph make a return to London’s buses?

A trial of a new electric bus in South London could see the pantograph return to London's buses, some 60 years after the last Trolleybus ran in London.

Jun
01
2021
London’s cycle hire scheme sponsorship extended to 2025
London’s cycle hire scheme sponsorship extended to 2025

London’s cycle hire scheme sponsorship extended to 2025

Santander has extended its cycle hire sponsorship deal which was due to expire next year until 2025.

May
28
2021
TfL secures another short-term funding extension
TfL secures another short-term funding extension

TfL secures another short-term funding extension

TfL's funding deal with the government, which was due to run expire today, has been extended until the end of next week as both sides still debate the terms of a longer-term funding settlement.

May
18
2021
Step-free access to Notting Hill Gate tube station planned
Step-free access to Notting Hill Gate tube station planned

Step-free access to Notting Hill Gate tube station planned

A planned development next to Notting Hill Gate tube station will see partial step-free access included in the project.

May
18
2021
London’s railway upgrades – a progress report
London’s railway upgrades – a progress report

London’s railway upgrades – a progress report

If you’ve ever wondered what goes on when the lines are closed at weekends, this is a break-down from TfL of what’s happened in recent months across the rail network.

May
13
2021
Parcel lockers coming to more TfL stations
Parcel lockers coming to more TfL stations

Parcel lockers coming to more TfL stations

A trial of putting parcel lockers for online shopping in TfL car parks and stations is to be substantially expanded.

Apr
13
2021
Southwark considers Tram alternative to Bakerloo line extension
Southwark considers Tram alternative to Bakerloo line extension

Southwark considers Tram alternative to Bakerloo line extension

Southwark council is to investigate the viability of a tram network as an alternative to the Bakerloo line extension.

Mar
31
2021
TfL accepts offer to extend its emergency funding deal
TfL accepts offer to extend its emergency funding deal

TfL accepts offer to extend its emergency funding deal

TfL has secured an extension of its emergency funding package for a further 7 weeks.

Mar
22
2021
Hopes for West London Orbital railway consultation later this year
Hopes for West London Orbital railway consultation later this year

Hopes for West London Orbital railway consultation later this year

A long-running campaign to open up a freight railway in West London for passenger use could see a public consultation into the scheme open later this year.

Mar
16
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
London’s railway upgrades – a progress report
London’s railway upgrades – a progress report

London’s railway upgrades – a progress report

If you’ve ever wondered what goes on when the lines are closed at weekends, this is a break-down from TfL of what’s happened in recent months across the rail network.

Mar
02
2021
Protecting the Bakerloo line extension
Protecting the Bakerloo line extension

Protecting the Bakerloo line extension

Although plans for the Bakerloo line extension have been paused for the moment, the route is to be protected from future development

Mar
01
2021
Fewer “roadworks” to affect London’s pavements
Fewer “roadworks” to affect London’s pavements

Fewer “roadworks” to affect London’s pavements

A TfL scheme that has reduced the number of roadworks on main roads is to be extended to pavements as well.

Feb
24
2021
TfL gets approval for 852 new homes in Acton
TfL gets approval for 852 new homes in Acton

TfL gets approval for 852 new homes in Acton

TfL’s largest residential development so far, over 850 homes along old railway land in Acton has secured planning permission.

Jan
21
2021
TfL to adopt a zero-tolerance approach to face masks
TfL to adopt a zero-tolerance approach to face masks

TfL to adopt a zero-tolerance approach to face masks

Although the majority of people comply with the law regarding wearing a face cover on public transport, TfL is stepping up its enforcement against people who still refuse to wear one without good reason.

Jan
20
2021

TfL to keep accepting cash payments for London travel tickets

A temporary reprieve for cash, as TfL has put on hold plans to stop accepting cash as payment for travel tickets.

Jan
20
2021
Details of London’s tube and bus fare rises confirmed
Details of London’s tube and bus fare rises confirmed

Details of London’s tube and bus fare rises confirmed

The overall cost of London's public transport costs will rise by 2.6% on 1st March, but that overall number hides big discrepancies in how the fares rise is being implemented.

Jan
15
2021
Disused station next to the DLR to be turned into housing
Disused station next to the DLR to be turned into housing

Disused station next to the DLR to be turned into housing

A plot of land running alongside the DLR in Bow has been earmarked to provide housing under a deal between TfL and the housing association, Optivo.

Jan
13
2021
170 people prosecuted for not wearing a face mask on London transport
170 people prosecuted for not wearing a face mask on London transport

170 people prosecuted for not wearing a face mask on London transport

So far, since the regulations came into effect about wearing a face covering on public transport, 170 people have been prosecuted in court for non-compliance.

Jan
05
2021

People without bank accounts struggle to use London’s transport

Plans by TfL to stop accepting cash payments at its ticket offices and machines could make it very difficult for cash-only buyers to buy tickets.

Dec
23
2020
Non-Londoners could pay £3.50 to drive into London
Non-Londoners could pay £3.50 to drive into London

Non-Londoners could pay £3.50 to drive into London

After fighting off plans to expand the existing congestion charge out to the North and South circular roads, there is now a suggestion that there could be a London-wide charge to drive a car.

Dec
11
2020
TfL releases WW2 archive online
TfL releases WW2 archive online

TfL releases WW2 archive online

The actions of London's transport during WW2 are being highlighted by TfL's corporate archives for the next few months.

Nov
17
2020
TfL adds “next bus” information to its iPhone app
TfL adds “next bus” information to its iPhone app

TfL adds “next bus” information to its iPhone app

TfL's own in-house smartphone app released an upgrade last Thursday which now adds live next bus information to the search function.

Nov
16
2020
TfL secures funding deal to keep London’s buses and trains running
TfL secures funding deal to keep London’s buses and trains running

TfL secures funding deal to keep London’s buses and trains running

TfL has secured a six-month lifeline to keep London's transport network running until the end of next March.

Nov
01
2020