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

Today marks 15 years of Oysters on the London Underground
Today marks 15 years of Oysters on the London Underground

Today marks 15 years of Oysters on the London Underground

On the 30th June 2003, London Underground introduced the notion of tapping in and tapping out - the Oyster Card had arrived.

Jun
30
2018
New fleet of London Overground trains shown off
New fleet of London Overground trains shown off

New fleet of London Overground trains shown off

The first of a fleet of new trains for the London Overground and TfL Rail routes has been shown off, with USB charging points and a brand new seat moquette.

Jun
20
2018
London Underground has covered a tube station with fried eggs
London Underground has covered a tube station with fried eggs

London Underground has covered a tube station with fried eggs

The disused platform at Gloucester Road tube station has been covered in giant fried eggs -- because, art.

Jun
07
2018
TfL’s smartphone app getting an upgrade
TfL’s smartphone app getting an upgrade

TfL’s smartphone app getting an upgrade

People who use TfL's own smartphone app will be able to view their contactless journey history following an upgrade expected to go live later this month.

Jun
06
2018
It’s Priority Seating Week on London transport
It’s Priority Seating Week on London transport

It’s Priority Seating Week on London transport

Transport for London (TfL) is launching its first ‘Priority Seating Week’ campaign to make travelling easier for people who find it difficult to stand.

Apr
23
2018
London Overground station at West Hampstead getting a new entrance
London Overground station at West Hampstead getting a new entrance

London Overground station at West Hampstead getting a new entrance

Works are underway at the moment at West Hampstead station to build an entirely new and much larger entrance to deal with the problem of the current tiny ticket hall.

Mar
27
2018
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 couple of months.

Mar
15
2018
Approval given for South Kensington tube station upgrade
Approval given for South Kensington tube station upgrade

Approval given for South Kensington tube station upgrade

Works to upgrade South Kensington tube station are set to start in the next few months after London Underground was granted planning permission.

Feb
16
2018
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 since the previous report last November.

Jan
23
2018
A bakers dozen tube stations to go step-free by 2022
A bakers dozen tube stations to go step-free by 2022

A bakers dozen tube stations to go step-free by 2022

An additional 13 tube stations will be upgraded to step-free access by early 2022 it has been announced today.

Jan
19
2018
Build your own Routemaster bus
Build your own Routemaster bus

Build your own Routemaster bus

Another of those model magazine series is launching today, but this is the first to hold an official license from TfL.

Jan
17
2018
Oxford Street pedestrianisation consultation closes next week
Oxford Street pedestrianisation consultation closes next week

Oxford Street pedestrianisation consultation closes next week

A consultation that could see Oxford Street pedestrianised closes next week.

Dec
27
2017
TfL to charge advertisers £39 million for Elizabeth line advertising deal
TfL to charge advertisers £39 million for Elizabeth line advertising deal

TfL to charge advertisers £39 million for Elizabeth line advertising deal

When the Elizabeth line welcomes its first customers next year, they will see a vast new stations, new trains, and an awful lot of advertising.

Dec
11
2017
Limited edition Oyster card holders giveaway
Limited edition Oyster card holders giveaway

Limited edition Oyster card holders giveaway

On Monday morning, there will be a chance to get a limited-edition Oyster card holder, with the cover designed by the artist, Marc Camille Chaimowicz.

Dec
09
2017
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. If you’ve ever wondered what goes on when the lines are closed at weekends, this is what’s going on.

Dec
05
2017
TfL publishes the Elizabeth line Design Idiom
TfL publishes the Elizabeth line Design Idiom

TfL publishes the Elizabeth line Design Idiom

A few weeks ago a new document appeared on the TfL website, announcing the design rules that will apply to the new Elizabeth line signage.

Dec
01
2017
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. If you've ever wondered what goes on when the lines are closed at weekends, this is what's going on.

Nov
01
2017
TfL speeds up Oyster Card ticket collection
TfL speeds up Oyster Card ticket collection

TfL speeds up Oyster Card ticket collection

Following an upgrade that was rolled out yesterday afternoon, you can now top up an Oyster card and collect the credit from any bus, as well as at any Tube or rail station within London.

Oct
26
2017
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. If you've ever wondered what goes on when the lines are closed at weekends, this will inform you.

Oct
09
2017
Tracking smartphone Wi-Fi signals reveals curious journeys on the London Underground
Tracking smartphone Wi-Fi signals reveals curious journeys on the London Underground

Tracking smartphone Wi-Fi signals reveals curious journeys on the London Underground

A trial by TfL to track the movements of people by logging Wi-Fi identities has revealed some very curious journey patterns on the tube network.

Sep
08
2017
New TfL app enables mobile tops up of Oyster cards
New TfL app enables mobile tops up of Oyster cards

New TfL app enables mobile tops up of Oyster cards

TfL has launched its own official smartphone app, for checking Oyster card balances.

Sep
07
2017
The art of mapping London’s transport networks
The art of mapping London’s transport networks

The art of mapping London’s transport networks

For a couple of days, TfL dug deep into its archives and put a large number of maps on display.

Aug
18
2017
Faster top-ups on Oyster Cards
Faster top-ups on Oyster Cards

Faster top-ups on Oyster Cards

Applying a monthly Oyster card this morning, and by the time I had got to work, an email was waiting to let me know my card had been updated.

Jul
19
2017
London Transport reaches One Billion contactless payments
London Transport reaches One Billion contactless payments

London Transport reaches One Billion contactless payments

London’s transport network has now seen more than one billion pay as you go journeys made by contactless payment cards.

Jul
06
2017