In the 1930s, the London Underground looked at extending the Bakerloo line southwards, and while most plans were modest, one looked at taking it all the way out to Dartford.
Two train companies, GWR and Southeastern have had their franchises extended after the government made a direct award contract to the two operators.
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All Crossrail, and TfL construction sites are being shut-down during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Rail franchises are to be suspended for the next six months due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the train operating companies offered a London Overground style operating license.
As people are avoiding (in theory) travel and shops, TfL has announced that it will scrap rent on small shops that have space in its stations and railway arches for three months.
Train services across the UK will be gradually reduced next week, in part to reflect lower usage, and in part to preserve the service for critical workers.
The Department for Transport has allocated £5.5 million to fund the early design and development stage for an upgraded Lewisham station.
TfL has announced sweeping changes to public transport services from tomorrow (Thursday) in response to the Coronavirus crisis.
A report on improving accessibility on London’s Transport services has called for the fully accessible Thameslink line to be on the Tube map as a matter of some urgency.
The eastern half of the Jubilee line now has mobile phone coverage in the tunnels and stations, after the first phase of a network rollout was switched on.