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Now there are two reviews into TfL’s finances
Now there are two reviews into TfL’s finances

Now there are two reviews into TfL’s finances

Typical, you wait for ages and then two reviews into Transport for London's finances come along at once.

Jul
22
2020
Another increase in Lost Property left on London Transport
Another increase in Lost Property left on London Transport

Another increase in Lost Property left on London Transport

Umbrellas, bags, gloves, books, keys, all left behind on London's public transport services and meticulously catalogued by the Lost Property Office.

Aug
14
2016
Remembrance Wreaths being lain at London Transport locations today
Remembrance Wreaths being lain at London Transport locations today

Remembrance Wreaths being lain at London Transport locations today

If you travel around London today, keep an eye out for remembrance wreaths laid at key transport locations -- in memory of transport staff who died in WW1.

Aug
04
2014
TfL’s curious travel suggestions
TfL’s curious travel suggestions

TfL’s curious travel suggestions

I start a new job on Monday, and need to start commuting again. So, time to power up the TfL travel advisor and see what it says are the suitable routes to take.

Jun
15
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
TfL’s Head Office to be turned into residential flats
TfL’s Head Office to be turned into residential flats

TfL’s Head Office to be turned into residential flats

Transport for London has decided to convert its listed art-deco headquarters building into residential flats as it prepares to move east to newer offices.

May
02
2014
Important News About Bus Route 9
Important News About Bus Route 9

Important News About Bus Route 9

TfL is proposing to remove the heritage buses from the route this coming July.

Jan
23
2014
Fire Brigade Dissect a White Whale in Covent Garden
Fire Brigade Dissect a White Whale in Covent Garden

Fire Brigade Dissect a White Whale in Covent Garden

It is almost impossible now to go to the West End in the evenings without seeing a white whale squeezing its way through the narrow streets.

Jun
01
2013
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

Mayor’s Consultation Meeting – Let’s Talk Transport

This just arrived in the email, and I copy/paste it here for your information as it is the sort of thing I would put in the events guide, but you also need to pre-book tickets first. Incidentally, I am delighted

Jan
04
2011
Cooling the London Underground
Cooling the London Underground

Cooling the London Underground

In March 2008, I attended a really quite interesting talk on the technological challenges in cooling the London Underground network, and it has been a topic which – probably understandably – has interested me ever since. A couple of months

Nov
02
2010

The East London Line – in the style of a Victorian Newspaper

The first day of the East London Line extension to West Croydon – in the style of a Victorian Newspaper. Hopefully. — Readers may recall the recent news of the reopening of the East London Line railway that passes under

May
23
2010

First Day of the East London Line

“I apologise for the cramped conditions” was how the first train on the newly extended East London Line was introduced to its excited passengers. For yes, the majority, if not indeed the totality of the passengers were highly excited. A

Apr
27
2010

Ian at Holborn tube station

Anyone who has followed the London news via the internet today cannot have failed to come across stories about a tube worker, presumed to be Ian Morbin at Holborn station abusing a customer. However, as the video clip of the

Oct
16
2009