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 warns of Coronavirus cash crunch
TfL warns of Coronavirus cash crunch

TfL warns of Coronavirus cash crunch

Transport for London could run out of money by the end of next week if it doesn't receive support from the government, Sadiq Khan told BBC Radio London yesterday evening.

Apr
22
2020

Transport for London to start furloughing staff

Transport for London has confirmed that it will be putting some of its staff on the government's furlough scheme following a substantial decline in passenger numbers, and revenue from ticket sales.

Apr
20
2020
Rail travel in London down by 95%, buses down by 85%
Rail travel in London down by 95%, buses down by 85%

Rail travel in London down by 95%, buses down by 85%

Since the order to avoid going outside unless essential, and avoid travel, passengers numbers on London's trains have plunged by 95 percent, while bus passengers are down by 85 percent.

Apr
03
2020
Transport for London debt put on review for Coronavirus downgrade
Transport for London debt put on review for Coronavirus downgrade

Transport for London debt put on review for Coronavirus downgrade

Transport for London (TfL) currently has around £11.7 billion of debt, and that has now been put under review for a ratings downgrade by one of the three big ratings agencies, Fitch.

Apr
02
2020
Crossrail construction suspended due to Coronavirus
Crossrail construction suspended due to Coronavirus

Crossrail construction suspended due to Coronavirus

All Crossrail, and TfL construction sites are being shut-down during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Mar
24
2020
TfL giving small businesses three months free rent due to Coronavirus
TfL giving small businesses three months free rent due to Coronavirus

TfL giving small businesses three months free rent due to Coronavirus

As people are avoiding (in theory) travel and shops, TfL has announced that it will scrap rent on small shops that have space in its stations and railway arches for three months.

Mar
20
2020

TfL closes 40 tube stations, suspends the Night Tube, fewer trains and buses next week

TfL has announced sweeping changes to public transport services from tomorrow (Thursday) in response to the Coronavirus crisis.

Mar
18
2020

Sadiq Khan confirms train fares to rise after the Mayoral election

Regardless of who is the Mayor after the next Mayoral elections, the fares freeze on the railways will come to an end.

Mar
13
2020
London railway upgrades – a progress report
London railway upgrades – a progress report

London 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
2020

Tube strike from this Friday on the Bakerloo line

There will be a tube strike on the Bakerloo line that's likely to seriously affect the line from Friday though to the end of next Monday.

Feb
18
2020
TfL pushes on with Tram extension to Sutton
TfL pushes on with Tram extension to Sutton

TfL pushes on with Tram extension to Sutton

Plans to extend the South London tram service down towards Sutton have taken a step further with the publication of the results of a recent consultation.

Feb
18
2020
Sainsbury’s development threatens Bakerloo line extension
Sainsbury’s development threatens Bakerloo line extension

Sainsbury’s development threatens Bakerloo line extension

Sainsbury's has formally filed a planning application for a development that could cause problems with the Bakerloo line extension.

Feb
11
2020
TfL planning more tower blocks on its car parks
TfL planning more tower blocks on its car parks

TfL planning more tower blocks on its car parks

More information has been released about TfL's plans to turn a long length of land next to a railway into blocks of flats.

Jan
21
2020

Report calls for more investment in London’s public transport

A report has been published that puts forward an argument that contrary to headlines and political posturing, public transport investment is not massively biased towards London.

Jan
07
2020
More delays for Crossrail – won’t open until late 2021
More delays for Crossrail – won’t open until late 2021

More delays for Crossrail – won’t open until late 2021

The Crossrail project is likely to be delayed by as much as three-years from its original opening date, Transport for London’s commissioner Mike Brown has confirmed.

Jan
06
2020
Free London travel for disabled people’s carers
Free London travel for disabled people’s carers

Free London travel for disabled people’s carers

The opening salvo in the forthcoming Mayoral elections has been fired, with Sadiq Khan offering free travel for carers on London transport.

Jan
06
2020
London railway upgrades – a progress report
London railway upgrades – a progress report

London railway upgrades – a progress report

One of the periodic reports from TfL has been released with details of ongoing network upgrades across the networks it controls over the past few months.

Dec
24
2019
TfL expects Mayor’s fare freeze to end in 2021
TfL expects Mayor’s fare freeze to end in 2021

TfL expects Mayor’s fare freeze to end in 2021

The ongoing fares freeze on TfL services could be coming to an end, with TfL's financial forecasts now expecting fares to rise by above inflation rates from January 2021.

Dec
17
2019
TfL forcing all Oyster card users to reset their passwords
TfL forcing all Oyster card users to reset their passwords

TfL forcing all Oyster card users to reset their passwords

Following reported instances of a number of accounts being accessed maliciously earlier this year, all Oyster and contactless customers are being required to reset their website account passwords.

Nov
28
2019
Crossrail warns of more delays and cost overuns
Crossrail warns of more delays and cost overuns

Crossrail warns of more delays and cost overuns

Crossrail has advised TfL that there are some projected delays in the opening of the Elizabeth line and it is likely that additional funding would be required, and that the opening date is being pushed back.

Nov
08
2019
TfL starts renting out railway arches
TfL starts renting out railway arches

TfL starts renting out railway arches

A long line of railway arches under the Hammersmith and City line are being rented out by TfL following refurbishment work.

Nov
07
2019
Tracking smartphones is helping TfL update it’s Journey Planner
Tracking smartphones is helping TfL update it’s Journey Planner

Tracking smartphones is helping TfL update it’s Journey Planner

Tracking how people move around tube stations by following their smartphones has lead to a number of changes to TfL's own travel guides.

Nov
05
2019
The roundel that got cancelled
The roundel that got cancelled

The roundel that got cancelled

There's a display in the Transport Museum of roundels used by TfL, but one of them shouldn't be there.

Oct
24
2019
TfL’s unclickable Oysters
TfL’s unclickable Oysters

TfL’s unclickable Oysters

Like many people I get an email from TfL each month letting me know my Oyster card will expire soon and I need to go to their website to renew it. If only it was that simple.

Oct
02
2019