Transport Issues

Transport Issues

Details of London’s tube and bus fare rises confirmed

The overall cost of London’s public transport costs will rise by 2.6% on 1st March, but that overall number hides big discrepancies in how the fares rise is being implemented.

London’s weekly railway news

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

Book a day-trip by steam train in 2021

The golden age of travel still exists in the UK, with heritage railway tours offering luxurious seating, top food and plenty to drink on a range of tours.

Big increase in people using London’s cycle hire bikes in 2020

The number of people who used the Santander Cycles scheme during 2020 soared, although the number of actual rides taken barely budged over the year.

London Underground trains made from LEGO

Typical, you wait for ages, then three LEGO underground trains come along at once.

The Architecture the Railways Built – a sequel

There’s a lot of railway out there, so there’s a sequel to the popular TV show about the “Architecture the Railways Built” premiering next week.

London’s weekly railway news

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

170 people prosecuted for not wearing a face mask on London transport

So far, since the regulations came into effect about wearing a face covering on public transport, 170 people have been prosecuted in court for non-compliance.

HS2 freight deliveries to a town without a railway station

The site, to the north of London, is an interesting one, as HS2 trains will pass right through the middle of a disused railway station.

Replica DLR train arrives at Enfield college

Future railway engineers studying in Enfield now have a full-size replica DLR carriage to work with.

London Underground runs first tube trains on the Northern line extension

Tube trains have made their first test trips along the Northern line extension to Battersea over the Christmas break.

London’s weekly railway news

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

London Overground’s Barking Riverside extension delayed

The cost of the Barking Riverside extension of the London Overground has risen, and the opening date pushed back by up to a year.

Northern line extension to Battersea – construction update

The latest local newsletters have been sent with details of the works going on to complete construction of the Northern line extension to Battersea Power Station.

Fresh photos from HS2’s London construction sites

HS2 has released some photos of their construction sites, including several from the London area.

Brent Cross West Station eastern entrance planning approved

The design for the eastern entrance to the new Brent Cross West Station in North London has been approved by Barnet Council.

The environmental argument in favour of HS2

A report has been published looking at the environmental impact of HS2, and with some caveats, is largely positive about how HS2 will improve the environment.

Waterloo station mural has a historical fact hidden in its design

A new mural at Waterloo Station that includes an image of the meeting point clock hides a surprise.