Transport Issues

Old Oak Common’s “super-hub” station for HS2 approved

The huge new station that will link HS2 with the Elizabeth line and mainline rail services at Old Oak Common has received official planning approval.

New railway station at Brent Cross West gets approval

A new station on the Thameslink line for Brent Cross was given final approval by Barnet council last week.

How Crossrail coped with the Coronavirus closure

After a few weeks of lockdown silence, life is returning to Crossrail as test trains have started running through its tunnels once again.

Nine day railway closure in south-east London announced

Network Rail is warning that it will be closing a section of railway in south-east London for 9 days in late July for upgrade works.

HS2 project management criticized by Parliament committee

A report by Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee has criticized the management of HS2 over how it is handling the huge project and warned that it is already “badly off course”.

Your chance to name a train, or a HS2 tunnel boring machine

You wait for ages to name something then two opportunities come along at once – a train and a TBM.

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TfL Byelaws

As you might expect, travelling on the trains is subject to regulations, and they are listed on the TfL website here.

South Western Railway’s new rail depot at Feltham

Not far from the south side of Heathrow, at Feltham, a new railway depot is being built, to increase capacity on the Waterloo to Reading and Windsor lines.

TfL projecting loss of £4 billion due to virus lockdown

Transport for London has confirmed that it is expecting to see a loss of £4 billion in revenues this year due to the coronavirus lockdown around half its annual income.

Rebuilding Shadwell DLR station

Shadwell has two railway stations right next to each other, for the Overground and the DLR, and yet separate, and unsurprisingly, TfL has looked at how it could merge the two into one.

TfL outlines plans to cope with the post-lockdown commute

Following advice yesterday that people who can’t work from home should go back to work, TfL has outlined how it will cope with the commute in the era of the virus.

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A new London Underground entrance for Euston Station

One of the many things that HS2 will deliver to Euston is a new London Underground entrance in a much needed location – south of the Euston Road.

Tube fares could rise as London reopens from the lockdown

Changes to how much people pay for their peak-hours commute could be considered as a way of encouraging people to commute at different times, according to a report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

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Captain Tom Moore gets a train named after him

Great Western Railway (GWR) has named a train in honour of the veteran who has raised more than £29 million for the NHS to mark his 100th birthday.

Approval for Leyton tube station upgrade

Formal approval has been given by Waltham Forest council to proceed with an £18 million upgrade of Leyton tube station.