Transport Issues

Transport Issues

People without bank accounts struggle to use London’s transport

Plans by TfL to stop accepting cash payments at its ticket offices and machines could make it very difficult for cash-only buyers to buy tickets.

A statue planned for the Penge East station cat

The much-loved station cat at Penge East station is to be commemorated in a bronze statue, if enough money can be raised to pay for it.

TfL issues compulsory purchase order to expand Surrey Quays station

Plans to expand Surrey Quays station on the London Overground have taken a step forward after TfL issued the compulsory purchase order to buy the land it needs.

DLR extension to Thamesmead gets preliminary funding

TfL has secured funding to carry out more work on plans to extend the DLR from Beckton to Thamesmead.

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Crossrail offers a virtual tour around Farringdon station

There’s something new on the Crossrail website, a virtual tour of the completed Farringdon station.

HS2’s tunnel boring machines arrive in London

HS2’s first two Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) have arrived in the UK ahead of starting tunneling work next to the M25 early next year.

Thameslink is back on the London tube map

The Thameslink line is back on the tube map following a long-running campaign. The restoration to the map sees Thameslink services within Zones 1 to 6 (as well as Dartford and Swanley), shown on TfL’s maps.

The tube station that had a movable platform

Generally speaking, when standing on a tube station platform, the only thing that should move is the tube train as it arrives, but there was once a tube station with a platform that also moved.

Heathrow rail extension pushed back by several years

Plans to build a western rail link to Heathrow Airport have been delayed by several years due to the current financial situation.

Non-Londoners could pay £3.50 to drive into London

After fighting off plans to expand the existing congestion charge out to the North and South circular roads, there is now a suggestion that there could be a London-wide charge to drive a car.

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Farringdon’s Elizabeth line station construction completed

The Crossrail parts of Farringdon Station have completed construction activity, and are now in the process of being handed over to TfL.

See the new Midland Pullman’s inaugural journey this Saturday

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Midland Pullman, an Intercity 125 train has been redecorated in the same bold blue livery, and its first journey will leave St Pancras on Saturday

Fancy training as a train driver?

If you’ve ever fancied a well-paid job as a train driver, then Govia Thameslink Railway is seeking more train drivers – and says it now has 160 vacancies across the four railway services that it operates across the south-east.

Euston towers demolished for HS2 station

Two large, and not much loved, office blocks that stood at Euston station have been demolished to make way for the new HS2 station.

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Hackney Central London Overground station upgrade gets approval

A new entrance for Hackney Central station is set to be built after planning permission was granted by the council yesterday.