Transport Issues

HS2 wins court case over Euston tunnels design

HS2 has won a court case which threatened to seriously alter their plans to dig train tunnels to Euston station.

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Wearing face masks to become mandatory on public transport

The government has announced that it is making the wearing facemasks on public transport mandatory from Monday 15th June.

First photo of HS2 tunnel boring machines

HS2 has released the first picture of one the two TBMs that will spend around three years digging the longest and deepest HS2 tunnels – from just inside the M25 to South Heath in Buckinghamshire.

London Underground stations starting to reopen next week

When the lockdown struck, London Underground closed a number of tube stations, but they’re starting to open again.

Crossrail trains cleared to use the Heathrow tunnel

Last month, a significant achievement took place on the Crossrail project, which is far more important than the headlines make it seem to be.

Higher fares for commuters to fund London’s transport upgrades?

Commuters from outside London may need to pay more for their fares to fund London transport upgrades, a report into how to pay for the capital’s upgrades has suggested.

Plans announced to demolish and move East Croydon station

East Croydon station could be moving to a new location if plans for a major railway upgrade in the area are approved, and funding found.

More details about TfL’s £1.6 billion bailout emerge

The details of the government’s £1.6 billion bailout for Transport for London have been published ahead of a TfL board meeting next week, revealing the smaller print of what’s been agreed.

Avoid Euston station in the evenings next week

We’re all supposed to be avoiding rail travel anyway, but you should really avoid London Euston station in the evenings next week, and especially next Thursday.

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London Underground seeks ideas to remove heat from its tunnels

London Underground is looking for ideas to make use of the heat in its tube tunnels.

Andy Byford named as the new Commissioner of Transport for London

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that Andy Byford, who started his career as a trainee on the London Underground, is to be London’s new Transport Commissioner.

Funding to upgrade the railway between Watford and St Albans

Preliminary funding has been secured to increase the number of trains on the Abbey Line – a single track line linking Watford with St Albans.

Longer TfL Rail trains on the line to Reading

Last week, TfL Rail completed a migration to running longer trains between Paddington and Reading.

Refurbishment of the Northern City Line tunnels completed

The refurbishment of the tunnels and platforms on the Northern City Line to Moorgate has been completed.

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Campaign launched to save a steam railway

London’s nearest heritage railway, the Epping Ongar, has launched a campaign to save the steam trains from permanent closure.