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

Look out for fake “driving the train” steering wheels on DLR trains
Look out for fake “driving the train” steering wheels on DLR trains

Look out for fake “driving the train” steering wheels on DLR trains

There will be lots of smiles on the DLR, as the famously driverless DLR trains will come with steering wheels, so passengers can pretend to drive the train.

Jan
12
Rex London signs TfL branding deal for homewares and gifts
Rex London signs TfL branding deal for homewares and gifts

Rex London signs TfL branding deal for homewares and gifts

There's going to be a range of London Transport themed gifts appearing in shops soon as the giftware company, Rex London has signed a branding collaboration with Transport for London.

Jan
10
London tube strikes cancelled at last minute
London tube strikes cancelled at last minute

London tube strikes cancelled at last minute

A week of tube strikes that would have caused severe disruption to the London Underground has been called off at the very last moment after the Mayor of London made more money available.

Jan
07
Foreign embassy congestion charge debt to TfL tops £143 million
Foreign embassy congestion charge debt to TfL tops £143 million

Foreign embassy congestion charge debt to TfL tops £143 million

The latest list of outstanding congestion charge payments owed by overseas embassies based in London has topped £143 million, as of September 2023

Jan
04
London Underground strikes to cause severe disruption next week
London Underground strikes to cause severe disruption next week

London Underground strikes to cause severe disruption next week

A cascading series of strikes next week will cause severe disruption for most of the week, according to warnings from Transport for London (TfL).

Jan
03
TfL learning lessons from the Burberry Street station controversy
TfL learning lessons from the Burberry Street station controversy

TfL learning lessons from the Burberry Street station controversy

Transport for London (TfL) has admitted that last year's temporary brand takeover of Bond Street tube station was confusing for passengers and wasn't handled as well as it could have been.

Jan
03
Set back for plans to improve London Bridge tube station entrance
Set back for plans to improve London Bridge tube station entrance

Set back for plans to improve London Bridge tube station entrance

Plans to improve one of the London Bridge tube station entrances have been put on hold after the property development that would have enabled it was blocked.

Jan
02
More of the new Piccadilly line trains could be built in the UK
More of the new Piccadilly line trains could be built in the UK

More of the new Piccadilly line trains could be built in the UK

More of the new Piccadilly trains could be made in the UK after Transport for London (TfL) agreed to new terms with the manufacturer, Siemens Mobility.

Dec
22
2023
From the Underground to under the tree: TfL donates unclaimed lost toys to children
From the Underground to under the tree: TfL donates unclaimed lost toys to children

From the Underground to under the tree: TfL donates unclaimed lost toys to children

Unclaimed toys left on the London Underground will be given to children who would otherwise go without any this Christmas.

Dec
21
2023
London’s largest escalator handrail holding signs?
London’s largest escalator handrail holding signs?

London’s largest escalator handrail holding signs?

You might have noticed recently that there's been an increase in signs reminding people how to use Transport for London (TfL) escalators by holding onto the handrail and standing on the right.

Dec
21
2023
Elizabeth line: Central stations now boasting 4G phone coverage
Elizabeth line: Central stations now boasting 4G phone coverage

Elizabeth line: Central stations now boasting 4G phone coverage

This morning, the phones of Elizabeth line commuters likely began buzzing with connectivity as 4G smartphone coverage was introduced at four central stations along the railway.

Dec
20
2023
Colindale and Leyton tube stations set for £43.1 million step-free upgrades
Colindale and Leyton tube stations set for £43.1 million step-free upgrades

Colindale and Leyton tube stations set for £43.1 million step-free upgrades

Two London Underground stations at Colindale and Leyton will be upgraded now that the final funding approvals have been confirmed.

Dec
19
2023
Tim Dunn hosts a 4-part podcast to celebrate the London Underground’s 160th anniversary
Tim Dunn hosts a 4-part podcast to celebrate the London Underground’s 160th anniversary

Tim Dunn hosts a 4-part podcast to celebrate the London Underground’s 160th anniversary

Transport for London (TfL) has launched a podcast series to celebrate the 160th anniversary of London Underground.

Dec
19
2023
TfL’s testing an illuminating approach to increasing DLR fare payments
TfL’s testing an illuminating approach to increasing DLR fare payments

TfL’s testing an illuminating approach to increasing DLR fare payments

Transport for London (TfL) is trialling a new way of making the tap-in/out payment points in DLR stations more obvious to passengers and encouraging more people to tap to pay for their trips.

Dec
19
2023
TfL faces financial crunch as Government leaves £250 million hole in maintenance budget
TfL faces financial crunch as Government leaves £250 million hole in maintenance budget

TfL faces financial crunch as Government leaves £250 million hole in maintenance budget

Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed that it is reviewing its business plan after the government left it with a £250 million hole in the annual maintenance budget.

Dec
18
2023
Revamped Central line trains with the new moquette and upgrades
Revamped Central line trains with the new moquette and upgrades

Revamped Central line trains with the new moquette and upgrades

The first of the newly refurbished Central line trains has been back out on the line today as it completes live testing while based at the Hainault depot.

Dec
15
2023
New tube map and art cover released by TfL
New tube map and art cover released by TfL

New tube map and art cover released by TfL

The paper tube map you can pick up in TfL stations has a new cover, as the 39th Art on the Underground map cover appeared over the weekend.

Dec
11
2023
London Underground’s mobile coverage adds more of the Northern and Central lines
London Underground’s mobile coverage adds more of the Northern and Central lines

London Underground’s mobile coverage adds more of the Northern and Central lines

The expansion of mobile coverage on the London Underground continues, and they've just added more parts of the Northern and Central lines.

Dec
07
2023
Pedestrian road crossing lights now include wheelchair symbols
Pedestrian road crossing lights now include wheelchair symbols

Pedestrian road crossing lights now include wheelchair symbols

Several pedestrian road crossing signs across London have been updated to replace the walking man with a person using a wheelchair in recognition of the different needs of Londoners.

Dec
01
2023
London Underground tops 4 million journeys in a single day
London Underground tops 4 million journeys in a single day

London Underground tops 4 million journeys in a single day

The London Underground carried over 4 million passenger journeys last Thursday - the first time daily passenger journeys exceeded 4 million since the pandemic hit.

Nov
30
2023
Boosting smartphone signal strength around King’s Cross station
Boosting smartphone signal strength around King’s Cross station

Boosting smartphone signal strength around King’s Cross station

Smartphone signal quality has been boosted around Kings Cross station after the company that's rolling out phone signals in the London Underground boosted coverage around the mainline station as well.

Nov
30
2023
First locations unveiled for electric car fast-charging hubs across London
First locations unveiled for electric car fast-charging hubs across London

First locations unveiled for electric car fast-charging hubs across London

The locations of the first five of up to 65 electric vehicle fast charging hubs across London have been revealed.

Nov
28
2023
Government offers £23 million for Rapid-Bus link connecting Woolwich to Thamesmead
Government offers £23 million for Rapid-Bus link connecting Woolwich to Thamesmead

Government offers £23 million for Rapid-Bus link connecting Woolwich to Thamesmead

The government has indicated that it will provide funding for a rapid-bus service linking Woolwich with Thamemead ahead of a longer-term plan to extend the DLR into the area.

Nov
22
2023
Cool commutes ahead: Take a look inside the Piccadilly line’s new air conditioned trains
Cool commutes ahead: Take a look inside the Piccadilly line’s new air conditioned trains

Cool commutes ahead: Take a look inside the Piccadilly line’s new air conditioned trains

A railway running through the forests of west Germany is seeing a very unusual sight at the moment - as a Piccadilly line tube train is running through the area.

Nov
21
2023