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 seeking a fresh redesign for its new DLR trains
TfL seeking a fresh redesign for its new DLR trains

TfL seeking a fresh redesign for its new DLR trains

There could be a fleet of new fully walk through trains on the DLR with air-conditioning in the near future, according to a document published by TfL.

May
08
2015
TfL expanding “bums on bus seats” sensor trial
TfL expanding “bums on bus seats” sensor trial

TfL expanding “bums on bus seats” sensor trial

Last year, TfL started a trial of a technology that can tell people how many seats are available on the upper deck of a bus. It ran on just the one bus on route 141 during the trial.

Apr
08
2015
Abseilers installing art inside Westminster tube station
Abseilers installing art inside Westminster tube station

Abseilers installing art inside Westminster tube station

Last week as London slept, abseilers were seen working their way around the cavernous box that is the Westminster tube station.

Mar
18
2015
60 mini Boris Buses to be deployed across London
60 mini Boris Buses to be deployed across London

60 mini Boris Buses to be deployed across London

A display of some of the 60 new mini Boris Buses took place in central London this morning causing more than a few heads to turn and people to point and giggle at the sight.

Oct
17
2014
Tube trains every 100 seconds with Jubilee line upgrade
Tube trains every 100 seconds with Jubilee line upgrade

Tube trains every 100 seconds with Jubilee line upgrade

The Jubilee Line is set to get an upgrade that will see the number of trains running through the line during the peak times rise to 36 per hour by 2019. At the moment, the peak rate in 30 trains per hour (tph).

Oct
16
2014
Life-size mock-up of a Tube station
Life-size mock-up of a Tube station

Life-size mock-up of a Tube station

There's an exhibition next month devoted to making London's transport more accessible to people with disabilites, or of a certain age.

Sep
03
2014
New Routemaster gets Guitar Branding
New Routemaster gets Guitar Branding

New Routemaster gets Guitar Branding

Another of London's new Routemaster buses has been given an advertising makeover -- this time by the guitar brand, Fender Stratocaster, which is marking its own 60th anniversary this year.

Aug
25
2014
London Bus themed bar to open next month
London Bus themed bar to open next month

London Bus themed bar to open next month

Next month the Design Junction returns to London, and as in previous years, will include a London Transport themed bar.

Aug
19
2014
TfL testing new display screens in buses
TfL testing new display screens in buses

TfL testing new display screens in buses

Double decker buses are starting to get intelligent. They know how many people are upstairs, and which seats they are sitting on. And soon they will start telling you.

Jun
22
2014
Vintage buses to run around Wembley
Vintage buses to run around Wembley

Vintage buses to run around Wembley

Another of London's bus garages is set to let the general public inside for a look around next Saturday, and offer trips around the area in vintage buses.

May
30
2014
TfL removes advert from website homepage
TfL removes advert from website homepage

TfL removes advert from website homepage

TfL revamped its website recently, and little commented on but quite noticeable is that slap bang in the heart of the main page is space for an advert.

May
21
2014
Unusual train movement this weekend
Unusual train movement this weekend

Unusual train movement this weekend

There is a chance to sate your railway geek this weekend as London Overground trains run along a slightly unusual route, and past a long since closed station.

May
08
2014
The secret ticket that only works in one tube station
The secret ticket that only works in one tube station

The secret ticket that only works in one tube station

On the London Underground there are a number of different sorts of tickets that you can buy, but there is one ticket that works at just one station, and you can't buy it.

Mar
10
2014
TfL Tests Intelligent Pedestrian Crossing Technology
TfL Tests Intelligent Pedestrian Crossing Technology

TfL Tests Intelligent Pedestrian Crossing Technology

You know how it is as a pedestrian, waiting at traffic lights as the little green man lights up, and you look over to the other side, only to see a wall of people heading towards you that you need to navigate your way through.

Mar
07
2014
Rant time! Stupid website security questions
Rant time! Stupid website security questions

Rant time! Stupid website security questions

Poor TfL, about to get a bout of my ire, and while they are not the only miscreants in this area, what I just saw is pretty high up the rankings of poor practice.

Mar
02
2014
Huge text wrapped around a tube train, etc
Huge text wrapped around a tube train, etc

Huge text wrapped around a tube train, etc

Some posters advertising -- or warning -- about the fares rise have been going up (like the fares) around the transport network over the past week or so.

Jan
15
2014
A look at London’s tube and rail upgrade plans
A look at London’s tube and rail upgrade plans

A look at London’s tube and rail upgrade plans

The periodic board meeting minutes at TfL have been published, and amongst all the words and pictures some useful nuggets sometimes emerge.

Dec
05
2013
A look around the London Overground upgrade project
A look around the London Overground upgrade project

A look around the London Overground upgrade project

Over the next year, people using the London Overground will start to see changes, as the line prepares for a 25% capacity upgrade.

Dec
02
2013
A look around the building works on the Hammersmith Flyover
A look around the building works on the Hammersmith Flyover

A look around the building works on the Hammersmith Flyover

The dramatic closure then partial reopening of the Hammersmith Flyover is about to move into a new phase as a series of night-time closures takes place to finish off the main works that have taken place so far.

Apr
18
2012
How TfL is planning for the Olympics traffic deluge
How TfL is planning for the Olympics traffic deluge

How TfL is planning for the Olympics traffic deluge

Later this summer, the transport will/won't be thrown into chaos as unlimited hordes of people visit the city during the Olympics, and it is interesting to ponder how we will all cope with the dramatic changes.

Mar
07
2012
Green Park tube station to get groundwater cooling system
Green Park tube station to get groundwater cooling system

Green Park tube station to get groundwater cooling system

I thought work on this had been paused as part of the Great Olympic Engineering Shutdown, but a note from TfL earlier today says that a rather interesting air cooling system will be introduced at Green Park station this summer.

Feb
17
2012
Boris Bike stand maps ignoring the River Thames
Boris Bike stand maps ignoring the River Thames

Boris Bike stand maps ignoring the River Thames

The Boris Bikes are coming to the Isle of Dogs and in doing so, showing up the fallacy of using walking/cycling distance indicators that ignore the Thames.

Jan
29
2012
Too many improvements in an email – TfL’s changing language
Too many improvements in an email – TfL’s changing language

Too many improvements in an email – TfL’s changing language

I noticed something last week which stood out a bit, and it happened again today, so I dug into my archive to see when it happened. What am I talking about? The weekly emails from TfL warning of dire problems

Jan
19
2012
A 3D model of Bank Tube Station – and a look at the upgrade plans
A 3D model of Bank Tube Station – and a look at the upgrade plans

A 3D model of Bank Tube Station – and a look at the upgrade plans

If planning permission is granted, then six years of building and tunnelling works will start at Bank tube station from 2015 to fix the notorious bottleneck at the Northern Line.

Nov
09
2011