Transport Issues

Cheap train tickets on LNER during August

The train company, LNER is offering discounted mid-week travel across its network, from London to Scotland.

London’s weekly railway news

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…

MPs debate improving southern rail links to Heathrow Airport

A recent parliamentary debate on improving rail links to Heathrow Airport has agreed that such a rail link is a very good idea, but that it will need a lot more work to bring into existence.

HS2’s giant tunnel wall completed next to the M25

Preparation for the arrival of HS2’s first tunnelling machines has passed a milestone with the completion of the 17m high headwall and ground reinforcement at what will become the south portal of the 10-mile long Chiltern tunnel.

TfL launching a social distancing travel app

A new smartphone app from TfL aims to show the trickle of tube travellers the best time to avoid congestion on the network.

An end in sight to the railway’s wrong sort of leaves on the line problem?

There may be some truth in the suggestion that there are the wrong sort of leaves on the line, according to some new research into that annual headache for the railways.

London’s weekly railway news

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…

Support the campaign to bring a vintage tube train to Epping

As the old 1938 era tube trains are coming to the end of their extended life on the Isle of Wight, a campaign has been launched to return one to London.

Avoid commuting into Waterloo station this Christmas

An early warning, but anyone who commutes into Waterloo might want to grab the Christmas holiday slots at work before anyone else does.

Waterloo station testing a new style trains departure screen

Network Rail has started a trial of full-colour, high-definition customer information display at London Waterloo station that’s designed to be easier to read from a distance.

The disused North Woolwich railway station is up for sale

Opened in 1854 as a grand terminus station, closed in 1979, then a museum, and now empty, North Woolwich railway station is up for sale.

TfL needs an additional £2 billion to keep running until next April

TfL has outlined how much support it will need from the government if it is to keep running services after the current bailout expired in October.

Crossrail to miss Summer 2021 launch due to lockdown delays

Crossrail has today confirmed that it will miss the “summer 2021” opening date that had been expected, due to delays caused by the Covid lockdown.

Paddington station reopens western exit following Crossrail works

One of the two western entrances at Paddington station that was closed during Crossrail works has reopened.

Housing development planned for London Transport Museum’s Acton depot

The Acton depot which houses the bulk of the London Transport Museum’s collection could need to be rebuilt if plans to redevelop the site for housing go ahead.

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.

Crossrail is leaving Finsbury Circus gardens

Ten years after Crossrail took over the site, Finsbury Circus gardens will be reopening to the public next month.

Put a tube train’s treadplate in your doorway

Fancy stepping over the threshold of your home with a genuine London Underground door treadplate?