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

Tube roundels get crowns for the coronation
Tube roundels get crowns for the coronation

Tube roundels get crowns for the coronation

The famous tube roundel has been crowned, just over a week ahead of the actual King and Queen also being crowned.

Apr
27
2023
RMT to ballot London Underground staff in dispute over jobs and pensions
RMT to ballot London Underground staff in dispute over jobs and pensions

RMT to ballot London Underground staff in dispute over jobs and pensions

The RMT union has confirmed that it is reballotting its 10,000 members working on the London Underground for strike action in a dispute over jobs and pensions.

Apr
25
2023
TfL looking at scrapping the Day Travelcard
TfL looking at scrapping the Day Travelcard

TfL looking at scrapping the Day Travelcard

Transport for London (TfL) is considering scrapping the Day Travelcard, and has opened a consultation into the proposals. The Day Travelcard isn't that widely used by Londoners, as it's a paper ticket aimed at visitors.

Apr
18
2023
Transport for London issues travel advice for the Coronation
Transport for London issues travel advice for the Coronation

Transport for London issues travel advice for the Coronation

Big events in London rarely get much bigger than a Coronation, and huge crowds are expected in the centre of town, so TfL is issuing travel advice for the day long in advance to help people plan their trips.

Apr
17
2023
West London Orbital Railway likely to get approval
West London Orbital Railway likely to get approval

West London Orbital Railway likely to get approval

A long-running campaign to open up a freight railway in West London for passenger use is likely to go ahead, although the opening date is being pushed back until the early 2030s.

Apr
13
2023
TfL converts over half of bus shelter lighting to low-energy LEDs
TfL converts over half of bus shelter lighting to low-energy LEDs

TfL converts over half of bus shelter lighting to low-energy LEDs

Transport for London (TfL) says that a project to convert bus shelter lighting to lower energy LED bulbs has passed the halfway mark, with over half the bus shelters converted, and electricity consumption down by 57 percent.

Apr
12
2023
No, TfL is not planning to scrap peak hour fares on Fridays
No, TfL is not planning to scrap peak hour fares on Fridays

No, TfL is not planning to scrap peak hour fares on Fridays

Transport for London (TfL) has denied reports that it is considering scrapping peak hours fares on Fridays to boost post-pandemic recovery in travel on the London Underground.

Apr
11
2023
Reimagined vintage tube posters celebrate London’s live art and culture
Reimagined vintage tube posters celebrate London’s live art and culture

Reimagined vintage tube posters celebrate London’s live art and culture

A series of historic tube posters promoting travel in London have been reimagined and will be appearing in tube stations next week.

Apr
05
2023
Cost cutting and higher fares pushing TfL into surplus next year
Cost cutting and higher fares pushing TfL into surplus next year

Cost cutting and higher fares pushing TfL into surplus next year

Transport for London (TfL) expects to break into an operating surplus in 2023/4 as revenues recover from the pandemic but is warning that infrastructure investments are still at risk due to long-term uncertainty.

Mar
24
2023
London Overground to be split into separate lines
London Overground to be split into separate lines

London Overground to be split into separate lines

The broad tangle of orange lines on the tube map will be decluttered as long-standing plans to break the London Overground up into separately named lines are going ahead.

Mar
24
2023
Severe disruption on the London Underground due to tube strike
Severe disruption on the London Underground due to tube strike

Severe disruption on the London Underground due to tube strike

There will be a tube strike tomorrow (Wed 15th March) that is expected to close most of the London Underground with hardly any services able to run.

Mar
14
2023
TfL reviewing fit-out plans for Elephant and Castle tube station
TfL reviewing fit-out plans for Elephant and Castle tube station

TfL reviewing fit-out plans for Elephant and Castle tube station

Transport for London (TfL) has appointed two consultants to review the design for the new Elephant & Castle station that's currently under construction.

Mar
14
2023
Several days of tube and rail strikes next week
Several days of tube and rail strikes next week

Several days of tube and rail strikes next week

There will be hardly any London Underground services next Wednesday (15th March) as two tube unions stage a coordinated strike, and there will be disruption for the rest of the week due to national rail strikes.

Mar
07
2023
Reopening Arthur Street to pedestrians and cyclists
Reopening Arthur Street to pedestrians and cyclists

Reopening Arthur Street to pedestrians and cyclists

When the Bank tube station upgrade started, one of the main changes at the street was the closure of a road to allow a shaft to be dug down, but now that the main Bank station works are completed, the road can be reopened.

Feb
28
2023
A review of London’s recent railway upgrades
A review of London’s recent railway upgrades

A review of London’s recent railway upgrades

The latest Programmes and Investment Committee report from TfL has outlined some of the works that have been carried out on London’s rail network in recent months.

Feb
23
2023
Plans for 20,000 new homes on London’s railway land
Plans for 20,000 new homes on London’s railway land

Plans for 20,000 new homes on London’s railway land

Network Rail and Transport for London (TfL) have announced plans to work together to enable the construction of at least 20,000 new homes over the next decade.

Feb
07
2023
TfL contractors offered free travel on London’s public transport
TfL contractors offered free travel on London’s public transport

TfL contractors offered free travel on London’s public transport

Around 5,800 contractors working on behalf of Transport for London (TfL) will receive free travel on TfL services from this April.

Feb
03
2023
TfL’s debt gets rating upgrade
TfL’s debt gets rating upgrade

TfL’s debt gets rating upgrade

TfL's long-term financial outlook looks better after the debt ratings agency, Fitch upgraded TfL's debt, although it is retaining a negative outlook due to the wider UK's economic situation.

Feb
02
2023
The nitty gritty of the TfL fares changes for 2023
The nitty gritty of the TfL fares changes for 2023

The nitty gritty of the TfL fares changes for 2023

A couple of weeks ago, the Mayor of London announced the headline changes to TfL's fares from this March, but it was only a week later that the full details were finally released.

Jan
31
2023
New managment takes over Transport for London’s car parks
New managment takes over Transport for London’s car parks

New managment takes over Transport for London’s car parks

Transport for London (TfL) has changed the company that looks after its public car parks next to tube and rail stations.

Jan
25
2023
Colindale and Leyton tube stations getting step-free access upgrades
Colindale and Leyton tube stations getting step-free access upgrades

Colindale and Leyton tube stations getting step-free access upgrades

Plans to upgrade two tube stations can proceed after funding for the projects to add capacity and step-free access was secured last week as part of the Levelling Up package.

Jan
24
2023
Government delays decision on TfL’s pensions reform
Government delays decision on TfL’s pensions reform

Government delays decision on TfL’s pensions reform

A decision about whether Transport for London's (TfL) staff pensions should be changed as part of the funding settlement to keep London's public transport running has been delayed.

Jan
23
2023
Tube strike: Bakerloo line staff to walk out
Tube strike: Bakerloo line staff to walk out

Tube strike: Bakerloo line staff to walk out

Tube staff working on the Bakerloo line are set to strike next month in a row over what the Aslef union says is a safety issue.

Jan
20
2023
Transport for London fares to rise by 5.9% from March
Transport for London fares to rise by 5.9% from March

Transport for London fares to rise by 5.9% from March

The Mayor of London has announced that Transport for London (TfL) fares will rise by 5.9% from 5th March 2023 - which is in line with the Government’s increase to national rail fares.

Jan
18
2023