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

Londoners facing higher council taxes to bail out TfL
Londoners facing higher council taxes to bail out TfL

Londoners facing higher council taxes to bail out TfL

Part of the cost of funding trains and buses could be higher council taxes across London, on top of higher fares and a wider congestion charge.

Oct
21
2020
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, and the impact of the lockdown on the rail network.

Oct
20
2020
TfL has until Halloween to secure a long term funding deal
TfL has until Halloween to secure a long term funding deal

TfL has until Halloween to secure a long term funding deal

TfL's existing funding agreement with the government has been extended to the end of the month while both sides continue to negotiate over a long term funding settlement.

Oct
16
2020
London Underground themed cycling clothing
London Underground themed cycling clothing

London Underground themed cycling clothing

If you're not totally worn out with London Underground themed clothing, now comes a range of moquette cycling gear.

Oct
14
2020
The arguments over TfL debt numbers
The arguments over TfL debt numbers

The arguments over TfL debt numbers

In politics, facts are often an early casualty, and one of the claims being advanced a lot at the moment is that TfL's current financial crisis predates the Covid lockdown.

Oct
08
2020
Governance of the Crossrail programme transfers to TfL
Governance of the Crossrail programme transfers to TfL

Governance of the Crossrail programme transfers to TfL

TfL has taken direct control of the Crossrail project away from the arms-length approach that had been in place during the construction of the railway.

Oct
01
2020
London Underground’s Bakerloo line extension likely to be delayed
London Underground’s Bakerloo line extension likely to be delayed

London Underground’s Bakerloo line extension likely to be delayed

The Bakerloo line extension is likely to face a lengthy delay due to the ongoing financial problems at TfL, according to their latest financial forecasts.

Sep
30
2020
Traffic lights being reprogrammed to prefer humans
Traffic lights being reprogrammed to prefer humans

Traffic lights being reprogrammed to prefer humans

Earlier this year, TfL started an experiment that saw traffic lights default status swap around to prioritise pedestrians instead of road vehicles.

Sep
27
2020
TfL launching a social distancing travel app
TfL launching a social distancing travel app

TfL launching a social distancing travel app

A new smartphone app from TfL aims to show the trickle of tube travellers the best time to avoid congestion on the network.

Aug
04
2020

TfL needs an additional £2 billion to keep running until next April

TfL has outlined how much support it will need from the government if it is to keep running services after the current bailout expired in October.

Jul
24
2020
Solar powered tube trains
Solar powered tube trains

Solar powered tube trains

The Central line feels as hot as the sun, and soon it could be powered by solar energy directly from the sun.

Jul
17
2020
Former Jubilee line construction site to be redeveloped
Former Jubilee line construction site to be redeveloped

Former Jubilee line construction site to be redeveloped

A large plot of land that's been empty ever since the Jubilee line extension was built 20 years ago is finally going to be built on again.

Jun
24
2020
TfL step closer to takeover of Great Northern line into Moorgate
TfL step closer to takeover of Great Northern line into Moorgate

TfL step closer to takeover of Great Northern line into Moorgate

The Great Northern line out of Moorgate to Stevenage could be handed to TfL as plans to devolve them took a step forward.

Jun
23
2020
Plans for office block on top of Southwark tube station
Plans for office block on top of Southwark tube station

Plans for office block on top of Southwark tube station

The long-expected, and at times controversial plans for something to be built on top of Southwark tube station are back.

Jun
15
2020
Construction works resuming on London’s transport network
Construction works resuming on London’s transport network

Construction works resuming on London’s transport network

Transport for London has announced that upgrade works are to resume at its sites as the lockdown regulations are relaxed.

Jun
09
2020
More details about TfL’s £1.6 billion bailout emerge
More details about TfL’s £1.6 billion bailout emerge

More details about TfL’s £1.6 billion bailout emerge

The details of the government's £1.6 billion bailout for Transport for London have been published ahead of a TfL board meeting next week, revealing the smaller print of what's been agreed.

May
29
2020
Andy Byford named as the new Commissioner of Transport for London
Andy Byford named as the new Commissioner of Transport for London

Andy Byford named as the new Commissioner of Transport for London

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that Andy Byford, who started his career as a trainee on the London Underground, is to be London's new Transport Commissioner.

May
27
2020
Transport for London agrees £1.6 billion government bailout
Transport for London agrees £1.6 billion government bailout

Transport for London agrees £1.6 billion government bailout

Transport for London (TfL) has secured £1.6 billion in emergency funding from the government, but has to make a lot of changes to its operations in exchange for the bailout.

May
14
2020
TfL Byelaws
TfL Byelaws

TfL Byelaws

As you might expect, travelling on the trains is subject to regulations, and they are listed on the TfL website here.

May
14
2020
TfL projecting loss of £4 billion due to virus lockdown
TfL projecting loss of £4 billion due to virus lockdown

TfL projecting loss of £4 billion due to virus lockdown

Transport for London has confirmed that it is expecting to see a loss of £4 billion in revenues this year due to the coronavirus lockdown around half its annual income.

May
12
2020

TfL outlines plans to cope with the post-lockdown commute

Following advice yesterday that people who can't work from home should go back to work, TfL has outlined how it will cope with the commute in the era of the virus.

May
11
2020
Tube fares could rise as London reopens from the lockdown
Tube fares could rise as London reopens from the lockdown

Tube fares could rise as London reopens from the lockdown

Changes to how much people pay for their peak-hours commute could be considered as a way of encouraging people to commute at different times, according to a report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

May
04
2020
Approval for Leyton tube station upgrade
Approval for Leyton tube station upgrade

Approval for Leyton tube station upgrade

Formal approval has been given by Waltham Forest council to proceed with an £18 million upgrade of Leyton tube station.

Apr
28
2020
TfL staff to furlough quarter of its workforce from next week
TfL staff to furlough quarter of its workforce from next week

TfL staff to furlough quarter of its workforce from next week

Transport for London has announced that 7,000 of its staff are to be put on furlough, the government scheme to fund salaries while people can't do their jobs.

Apr
24
2020