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

London Overground train makes rare diversion to London Bridge station
London Overground train makes rare diversion to London Bridge station

London Overground train makes rare diversion to London Bridge station

On Sunday morning, a London Overground train paid a visit to London Bridge station -- a station that the Overground doesn't usually visit.

Feb
26
Unlocking the Past: TfL releases over 400 digitized maps and more on Google Arts & Culture
Unlocking the Past: TfL releases over 400 digitized maps and more on Google Arts & Culture

Unlocking the Past: TfL releases over 400 digitized maps and more on Google Arts & Culture

More than 2,000 historical documents from Transport for London's (TfL) corporate archives are now available to view for free on Google Arts and Culture.

Feb
26
Bakerloo Line Extension: Report urges swift action on building the railway
Bakerloo Line Extension: Report urges swift action on building the railway

Bakerloo Line Extension: Report urges swift action on building the railway

A new report by a London lobby group is calling for the Bakerloo line extension to be pushed ahead, even as TfL says that the cost of building the extension has jumped since it was put on hold.

Feb
21
TfL announces half-price travel for vulnerable young adults leaving care services
TfL announces half-price travel for vulnerable young adults leaving care services

TfL announces half-price travel for vulnerable young adults leaving care services

Around 15,000 young adults leaving social care services will be offered half-price bus and tram travel to assist their transition into independent living, Transport for London (TfL) has announced.

Feb
21
Step-free access work to resume at Northolt tube station
Step-free access work to resume at Northolt tube station

Step-free access work to resume at Northolt tube station

Work to add step-free access to Northolt tube station on the Central line is to resume, having been put on hold by the pandemic, but not until next year.

Feb
20
Four companies shortlisted to operate the Elizabeth line
Four companies shortlisted to operate the Elizabeth line

Four companies shortlisted to operate the Elizabeth line

Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed four bidders have been shortlisted to operate the Elizabeth line when the current contract expires in May 2025.

Feb
19
TfL earned £830,000 from Samsung’s circular tube map adverts
TfL earned £830,000 from Samsung’s circular tube map adverts

TfL earned £830,000 from Samsung’s circular tube map adverts

It can be revealed that TfL earned £830,000 from Samsung's recent advertising campaign that saw a reimagined circular tube map displayed at six tube stations.

Feb
16
No more orange – new tube map shows the renamed London Overground lines
No more orange – new tube map shows the renamed London Overground lines

No more orange – new tube map shows the renamed London Overground lines

Prepare to be both delighted and outraged, as the names are revealed for renaming the London Overground branches.

Feb
15
Young people set to shape the future of London’s transport network
Young people set to shape the future of London’s transport network

Young people set to shape the future of London’s transport network

Young Londoners will help shape the capital’s transport network as Transport for London (TfL) is to start including people under the age of 25 at senior meetings.

Feb
13
Majority of London’s new Piccadilly line trains will be built in Yorkshire
Majority of London’s new Piccadilly line trains will be built in Yorkshire

Majority of London’s new Piccadilly line trains will be built in Yorkshire

A factory in Yorkshire is to build the majority of the new tube trains for the Piccadilly line, the manufacturer, Siemens Mobility has confirmed.

Feb
12
Nearly 20,000 people prosecuted for fare evasion on London’s transport
Nearly 20,000 people prosecuted for fare evasion on London’s transport

Nearly 20,000 people prosecuted for fare evasion on London’s transport

There's been a surge in people being prosecuted for fare evasion over the past year after TfL ramped up its enforcement activities.

Feb
09
Colindale tube station to close for 7 months for major rebuilding works
Colindale tube station to close for 7 months for major rebuilding works

Colindale tube station to close for 7 months for major rebuilding works

Colindale station on the Northern line will close for about seven months in June to allow the station to be rebuilt, and Transport for London (TfL) has now confirmed the closure dates.

Feb
07
TfL warning about a 5-day closure of the Piccadilly line to Heathrow Airport
TfL warning about a 5-day closure of the Piccadilly line to Heathrow Airport

TfL warning about a 5-day closure of the Piccadilly line to Heathrow Airport

Parts of the Piccadilly line in west London will be closed from this Saturday and won't reopen until next Thursday (15th Feb 2024).

Feb
06
Improving step-free access at tube stations with miniature ramps
Improving step-free access at tube stations with miniature ramps

Improving step-free access at tube stations with miniature ramps

Trials of a miniature boarding ramp to improve accessibility on the London Underground have proven sufficiently successful that they will be deployed at more tube stations.

Feb
02
Former Crossrail building site earmarked for 1,500 new homes
Former Crossrail building site earmarked for 1,500 new homes

Former Crossrail building site earmarked for 1,500 new homes

Places for London – Transport for London’s (TfL) property company is looking for a partner to co-develop a former Crossrail building site at Canning Town for 1,500 new homes.

Jan
31
London Overground trains will be calling at London Bridge on Easter Sunday
London Overground trains will be calling at London Bridge on Easter Sunday

London Overground trains will be calling at London Bridge on Easter Sunday

Something unusual will happen on the railways, as London Overground trains will be calling at London Bridge station at the end of March.

Jan
31
Historic waiting room restored at Bruce Grove rail station
Historic waiting room restored at Bruce Grove rail station

Historic waiting room restored at Bruce Grove rail station

Bruce Grove rail station in Tottenham has been restored to its historic colours and design when maintenance work was expanded to include a heritage restoration.

Jan
29
TfL to scrap peak fares on Fridays on tube and trains to boost ridership
TfL to scrap peak fares on Fridays on tube and trains to boost ridership

TfL to scrap peak fares on Fridays on tube and trains to boost ridership

In what will doubtless be attacked as a pre-election giveaway, the Mayor of London has announced that tube and rail fares are to be cut on Fridays to off-peak rates all day.

Jan
28
New “drivers console” stickers are appearing on the DLR
New “drivers console” stickers are appearing on the DLR

New “drivers console” stickers are appearing on the DLR

If it's not good enough to sit in the front of the DLR and pretend to be a driver, now you can press buttons as well.

Jan
26
Major upgrade of Pontoon Dock DLR station being planned
Major upgrade of Pontoon Dock DLR station being planned

Major upgrade of Pontoon Dock DLR station being planned

Pontoon Dock DLR station, on the Woolwich to Canning Town branch, could get a major upgrade with six new escalators to cope with surging passenger numbers.

Jan
25
Tackling the Tube’s Roar: TfL’s battle against tube tunnel noise
Tackling the Tube’s Roar: TfL’s battle against tube tunnel noise

Tackling the Tube’s Roar: TfL’s battle against tube tunnel noise

Transport for London (TfL) is exploring new ideas to reduce screeching noise from trains inside tube tunnels.

Jan
23
TfL’s Lost Property Office donates unclaimed baby buggies to childrens charity
TfL’s Lost Property Office donates unclaimed baby buggies to childrens charity

TfL’s Lost Property Office donates unclaimed baby buggies to childrens charity

A children's charity has benefited from items lost on the trains and buses after Transport for London (TfL) donated unclaimed baby buggies from its Lost Property Office.

Jan
23
TfL adding 1,400 more e-bikes to hire and the day pass is coming back
TfL adding 1,400 more e-bikes to hire and the day pass is coming back

TfL adding 1,400 more e-bikes to hire and the day pass is coming back

There will be a big increase in e-bikes that can be hired from Transport for London's cycle hire scheme this summer, and the all-day pass is being restored for people hiring bikes.

Jan
22
Single fares on London’s transport frozen, but travelcards to rise
Single fares on London’s transport frozen, but travelcards to rise

Single fares on London’s transport frozen, but travelcards to rise

There are mixed messages about transport fares in London this morning, as single fares on TfL-only services are frozen, but the travelcard caps will be increased.

Jan
19