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 on the Central line — an upgraded train has started final tests
Look out on the Central line — an upgraded train has started final tests

Look out on the Central line — an upgraded train has started final tests

If you see a Central line train pass through a station without stopping, try to get a look inside, as it could be an upgraded train out on final tests before it carries passengers.

Nov
16
2023
TfL’s financial performance triggers ratings upgrade but warnings about future transport upgrades
TfL’s financial performance triggers ratings upgrade but warnings about future transport upgrades

TfL’s financial performance triggers ratings upgrade but warnings about future transport upgrades

Transport for London's finances gained a vote of confidence today after one of the debt ratings agencies upgraded the quality of TfL debt.

Nov
15
2023
Google Street View is coming to London Underground stations
Google Street View is coming to London Underground stations

Google Street View is coming to London Underground stations

You'll soon be able to use Google's street view to remotely wander around several major tube stations just as you can the streets of London.

Nov
07
2023
Musicians to be given busking pitches in Elizabeth line stations
Musicians to be given busking pitches in Elizabeth line stations

Musicians to be given busking pitches in Elizabeth line stations

Musicians will be able to apply for busking spaces in Elizabeth line stations, as Transport for London (TfL) will be reopening its music audition process for the first time since before the pandemic.

Nov
06
2023
Kilburn Mews railway arches to be refurbished
Kilburn Mews railway arches to be refurbished

Kilburn Mews railway arches to be refurbished

Places for London – the Transport for London (TfL) property company - has secured planning permission to improve 11 railway arches it manages along Kilburn Mews.

Nov
02
2023
Jools Holland will be making London Underground station announcements tomorrow
Jools Holland will be making London Underground station announcements tomorrow

Jools Holland will be making London Underground station announcements tomorrow

Listen carefully on your commute on Thursday as you might hear Jools Holland on the tannoy.

Nov
01
2023
Balfour Beatty awarded £43 million contract to upgrade London Underground’s Piccadilly line
Balfour Beatty awarded £43 million contract to upgrade London Underground’s Piccadilly line

Balfour Beatty awarded £43 million contract to upgrade London Underground’s Piccadilly line

Balfour Beatty has been awarded a contract worth around £43 million by Transport for London (TfL) to deliver upgrade works on the Piccadilly line.

Oct
29
2023
London’s Day Travelcard saved from extinction: New deal secures its future
London’s Day Travelcard saved from extinction: New deal secures its future

London’s Day Travelcard saved from extinction: New deal secures its future

The Day Travelcard, which offers visitors to the Capital unlimited travel on TfL services and National Rail services within London, won't be scrapped after a deal was secured to keep it.

Oct
24
2023
TfL considering London Overground extension to London Bridge
TfL considering London Overground extension to London Bridge

TfL considering London Overground extension to London Bridge

Transport for London (TfL) is considering extending the London Overground to run into London Bridge station to replace capacity lost when Southern cut services in south London.

Oct
24
2023
Third of tube stations now using brighter lights that consume 60% less electricity
Third of tube stations now using brighter lights that consume 60% less electricity

Third of tube stations now using brighter lights that consume 60% less electricity

An ongoing project to migrate London Underground's station lights to lower-energy LEDs has seen around a third of the stations converted to the new lighting systems, brightening stations while lowering energy costs.

Oct
19
2023
Midweek commuter surge sees Elizabeth line have its busiest day yet
Midweek commuter surge sees Elizabeth line have its busiest day yet

Midweek commuter surge sees Elizabeth line have its busiest day yet

The Elizabeth line recorded its busiest day yet last month, when it saw 738,000 journeys made in a single day - compared to the usual average of just over 600,000 journeys.

Oct
16
2023
TfL left to pick up costs after government rejects inflation linked funding support
TfL left to pick up costs after government rejects inflation linked funding support

TfL left to pick up costs after government rejects inflation linked funding support

Another hole has appeared in TfL's finances, as the government has decided not to provide the expected financial support to cope with the effect of high inflation on TfL's costs.

Oct
16
2023
Umbrellas on the move: TfL’s Lost Property Office finds a permanent home in West Ham
Umbrellas on the move: TfL’s Lost Property Office finds a permanent home in West Ham

Umbrellas on the move: TfL’s Lost Property Office finds a permanent home in West Ham

Thousands of umbrellas are on the move, as Transport for London’s (TfL) Lost Property Office has moved for the second time in recent years to a permanent home next to West Ham bus garage.

Oct
13
2023
Google Maps partners with TfL to prioritize safer cycling routes in London
Google Maps partners with TfL to prioritize safer cycling routes in London

Google Maps partners with TfL to prioritize safer cycling routes in London

Google Maps will soon start to prioritise safer, quieter roads when giving cycling instructions for journeys within London -- thanks to an information sharing partnership with Transport for London (TfL).

Oct
11
2023
TfL rebrands its property division as Places for London
TfL rebrands its property division as Places for London

TfL rebrands its property division as Places for London

Transport for London (TfL) has renamed its property arm, which has been temporarily known as TTL Properties, to the easier to remember Places for London -- which just happens to abbreviate to PfL.

Oct
10
2023
Morden tube station wins TfL’s annual best garden award
Morden tube station wins TfL’s annual best garden award

Morden tube station wins TfL’s annual best garden award

Morden tube station's disused platform garden has been judged the best in the annual "In Bloom" competition for the best garden on the Transport for London (TfL) network.

Sep
21
2023
Tube trains are now departing from ‘Burberry Street’ station for London Fashion Week
Tube trains are now departing from ‘Burberry Street’ station for London Fashion Week

Tube trains are now departing from ‘Burberry Street’ station for London Fashion Week

For the next few days, you can catch a London Underground or Elizabeth line train from Burberry Street tube station.

Sep
15
2023
Parts of Piccadilly and District lines are closing early on Friday
Parts of Piccadilly and District lines are closing early on Friday

Parts of Piccadilly and District lines are closing early on Friday

Transport for London (TfL) is advising customers using the Piccadilly and District lines that the western branches will be closing from 8:30pm this Friday, and will be closed for most of the weekend for engineering works.

Sep
13
2023
London Underground expands mobile phone coverage and confirms Elizabeth line coming soon
London Underground expands mobile phone coverage and confirms Elizabeth line coming soon

London Underground expands mobile phone coverage and confirms Elizabeth line coming soon

More of the London Underground has mobile phone coverage after it was switched on in the Central line between Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road, and which areas will get coverage next have been announced.

Sep
08
2023
London’s Transport nearly back to pre-pandemic levels as bus and tube record busiest August Bank Holiday
London’s Transport nearly back to pre-pandemic levels as bus and tube record busiest August Bank Holiday

London’s Transport nearly back to pre-pandemic levels as bus and tube record busiest August Bank Holiday

New figures from Transport for London (TfL) show the busiest August Bank Holiday for bus journeys and tube journeys since the pandemic.

Sep
04
2023
London Underground ticket barriers get Lionesses football makeover
London Underground ticket barriers get Lionesses football makeover

London Underground ticket barriers get Lionesses football makeover

London Underground has joined in the growing excitement over this weekend's football World Cup final, with special messages on some of their ticket barriers.

Aug
17
2023
TfL completes Blackhorse Road station housing development
TfL completes Blackhorse Road station housing development

TfL completes Blackhorse Road station housing development

Transport for London (TfL) says that it has completed a new block of flats that was built on the old car park opposite Blackhorse Road station in northeast London.

Aug
15
2023
A 10-day closure of part of the DLR starts next Saturday
A 10-day closure of part of the DLR starts next Saturday

A 10-day closure of part of the DLR starts next Saturday

Part of the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) will be closed for just over a week later this month due to track replacement work.

Aug
10
2023
Off-peak travel on London’s transport exceeding pre-pandemic levels
Off-peak travel on London’s transport exceeding pre-pandemic levels

Off-peak travel on London’s transport exceeding pre-pandemic levels

Transport for London (TfL) says that its off-peak travel has recovered to pre-pandemic levels and exceeded them at times, although commuter traffic is still down on pre-pandemic levels.

Aug
10
2023